Arindam Banerjee is a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He is currently working in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal where he works in the areas of development and participatory communication, MNREGA impact analysis and sustainable eco-tourism.
He completed his undergraduate studies in comparative literaure from Jadavpur University, received an M.A. in media and cultural studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and was a DAAD fellow for a Summer Research Course in cultural and social sciences, Viadrina University, Germany.
Arindam has worked as a journalist with The Indian Express, and has also contributed articles and edited pieces both in English and Bengali for several english and Bengali magazines, newspapers and websites. He has also worked briefly as a Research Consultant and Audio Visual Coordinator at both Jadavpur University and TISS.
His areas of interest are participatory cum development communication, conflict and insurgency studies, micro-planning, ethnography, non-fiction reportage and audio-visual documentation.