PAST. Full-time newspaper reporter and editor.

PRONOUNS. She/Her/Hers

My name is Alakananda Mookerjee. And I’m Indian on both sides. 

Still, I did my job fairly well, even though I tempted the firing squad more than once. So, I’ve tasted the magic and the dread of journalism. My career didn’t take me places. I took it, from the smog-drenched streets of a crowded, chaotic Asian capital to a tropical island—home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world—to the barren prairies of the American Midwest to Arcadian New England hamlets.

This journey—both through places and broadsheets—was an occasion to cover a potpourri of events in municipal governments, cop houses, courts, schools, Main Street and everything in between. I’ve worked as a reporter and an editor, in publications, both the paper and the pixel, in metropolitan broadsheets and community rags.

I love donuts, flying saucers and lenticular clouds. (In case you missed the connection, they’re all the same shape, more or less.)

8 thoughts on “ABOUT ME”

    1. First off, thanks for reading this section. I’m still in the process of building it. I hope to get around to it soon. “Cold Cuts” is indeed, a brilliant title:) Why didn’t I think of it?:)


      1. 🙂 Cold cuts just came to my mind because of your brilliant “fridge” Idea! Use it! Perfectly appropriate.


  1. I just started following your blog a few days ago. I don’t work in the newspaper business per se, but I am in regular contact with editors as the creator of Alien Resort comics. My website Alien Resort is actually a story about newspapers and me, and the team of extraterrestrials who help me make comics. Please visit and meet everyone.

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    1. Hi David,
      Thanks so much for following Cold Clips. I’m following you back, not just as a courtesy, but the very topic of extraterrestrials is so dear to me. Let me now, hop over to Alien Resort. It sounds like such an exciting project.

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