Aakanksha is a writer and producer based between Toronto, Dubai and New Delhi


She worked at VICE for three years where she pitched and produced original stories, worked on documentaries and occasionally hosted on-camera. She has worked on stories with Anthony Bourdain, poet Rupi Kaur and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Prior to joining VICE, she interned at CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. Her writing has been published at VICE, CNN, The Indian Express, The Toronto Observer and Khaleej Times.

Aakanksha is a graduate of Columbia University where she completed her Masters in South Asian Studies and International Affairs. In addition, she received a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with academic distinction from their joint journalism (specialist) program.

Born in India, raised in Dubai and schooled in Toronto, Aakanksha’s interests include geopolitics, gender inequality, education access, and the South Asian diaspora.