Suvam has been a cross-platform international journalist with around 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. As a Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Chinese Language Enrichment Scholar at the Wenzao Chinese Language Center of the Wenzao Ursuline University, he is currently based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, after working in Beijing, China, and subsequently, in Dubai, the UAE, for close to five years. He has also founded an independent creative venture called Knowledge Nomads to promote the art & cultural exchanges between India & other countries. 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 got hands-on experience in 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 epicentre 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, Outlook, 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.
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 centre, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in Delhi.
As an intrepid traveller, 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, 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.