Debarati Guha - Where I come from
Debarati Guha has been called “the grandma” by the Bengali editorial team because she cares about others and tries to understand their worries and problems. She looks forward to every opportunity she has to tell exciting stories of women’s lives and challenges. It is important for her that people all over the world learn more about the fears and worries of people in Bangladesh and in India. She was born in Kolkata, though her parents are from Bangladesh. So she always considered herself a Bengali more than anything else and as the daughter of an advocate, she developed her fighting spirit and interest in politics from an early age. She has been living in Germany since 2005. She completed her Masters and M.Phil. in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and worked as an Assistant to the Asia Correspondent of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in New Delhi. Later she completed a training program in online, radio and television journalism at DW and has been heading DW's Bengali Service since 2013.