Suvam has been a cross-platform international journalist with over 20 years of experience working in five of the most ethnically unique and culturally diverse countries in the world - China, India, South Africa, the UAE and Taiwan. He is currently working for TaiwanPlus (www.TaiwanPlus.com), the recently launched first-ever international English news channel from Taiwan, after becoming the first-ever Indian journalist to work in the island nation. With basic knowledge of speaking, reading and writing in Chinese Mandarin language, he has also had the unique experience of working in both China and Taiwan and was the first Indian to accomplish that feat.
Previously, he worked for some of the leading media organizations in India, South Africa and China, apart from publishing a number of books with reputed international publishing houses like HarperCollins and Routledge. He has hands-on experience working in all forms of media, including print, radio, television and digital/web, and has published articles in three different languages English, Hindi, and Bengali.
He was also the first Indian journalist to visit & report from the earliest COVID-19 epicenter of Wuhan after the 76-day lockdown was lifted. As a multi-lingual guest reporter/expert on the COVID-19 outbreak in China, he has appeared on Germany’s DW News & Bild TV and several leading Indian news channels – Doordarshan News, Times Now, India Today, Republic TV, CNNNews18, WION, Mirror Now, ET Now, India Ahead, Aaj Tak, ABP News, TV9 Bharatvarsh, ABP Ananda & Odisha TV. He has also been regularly writing for China’s CCTV.com, CGTN, Guancha, UAE-based Khaleej Times, Australia-based SBS, Russia’s Sputnik International, and various English and vernacular Indian publications/websites like The Print, India Today, The Times of India, The Telegraph, Moneycontrol.com, Firstpost, Outlook, Financial Express, DailyO, Outlook Traveller, Mid-Day, Mumbai Mirror, GoNews24x7, Patrika (Hindi), Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali), Ei Samay (Bengali), Uttarbanga Sambad & Ebela (Bengali) on a vast range of topics. He also periodically produces a series of international affairs-focused podcasts, inviting scholars from the US, UK, India & China for various Think Tanks and international institutions.
He has also founded an independent creative venture called Knowledge Nomads to promote the art & cultural exchanges between India & other countries.
Suvam was raised in Santiniketan in West Bengal, India, and studied at Visva Bharati, a global university founded by Asia’s first-ever Nobel laureate and world-renowned author Rabindranath Tagore. He also pursued his journalism degree from India’s premier media-learning center, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in Delhi, and a mobile filmmaking diploma from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
As an intrepid traveler, Suvam has crisscrossed many territories and countries, including India, China, South Africa, Australia, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Finland, Norway, Estonia, The UAE, Thailand, Kazakhstan, The Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR, and has been to some of the most unique destinations such as Mount Everest North Base Camp in Tibet, China, Panmunjom in DMZ in South Korea, the Great Barrier Reef & Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia, Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Hiroshima & Nagasaki in Japan and Kruger National Park in South Africa. He has also visited both the eastern and western ends of the Great Wall at Laolongtou (Shanhaiguan) and Jiayuguan, respectively.