Mehre Alam is an editor, author and commentator. He has a postgraduate (M.A) degree from the Center for Study of Social Systems (CSSS) of the School of Social Sciences (SSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (1989-91 batch).
Starting his career with The Hindustan Times (Patna) in 1995 as a trainee journalist, he was appointed a Chief Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times (Jaipur) in January 2001, while barely five years into his career as a journalist. He moved to the Middle East in early 2004 and went on to work with some of the leading newspapers/publications of the GCC region including the Khaleej Times, the Times of Oman and the Oman Economic Review.
A former Deputy Editor at the Times of Oman, Mehre has also authored a non-fiction book titled Pacesetters, which released in the UAE in the year 2010. Available at leading book stores in the UAE, it is now counted as a reference book for the Indian expatriates.
He is currently working on his first book of fiction.
Mehre’s writings as a journalist over the years have covered a fairly wide canvas – politics, world affairs, cinema, culture, heritage, business etc. When at Hindustan Times (Jaipur), he was contributing a weekly column on films titled Picture Perfect.
A liberal at heart, he detests bigotry of all hues.