Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, India. She has worked as an editor and reporter across print, magazine, and online media for two decades, including at the Christian Science Monitor and The Times of India. Over the years, she has reported on everything from culture to economy but specializes in issues related to science, environment, and development. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Science, Yale E360, Undark, and Archaeology, among others. She has a master's in science journalism from Columbia University in New York.