About Me

Twenty-five years ago, I wrote a letter critiquing the editorial of a national daily. It was published and I found my voice. After writing hundreds of letters to various national newspapers, I ventured into the world of blogging. My blog was my own little space where I was able to reflect, review, reminisce and rant. One thing led to another, and blog posts paved way for media critique and political commentary.

Years later, I am now a freelance writer. I call my blog Freebird, based on the fact that my articles are about free will – mostly reflective, sometimes contemplative, but always tongue-in-cheek.

I have contributed articles to various portals like 'The Hoot', Arre, The Quint, SheThePeople, The Huffington Post India and a weekly newspaper called Friday Gurgaon.
I have been a guest commentator for Gurgaon Times, The Times of India.
My column called 'Alkaline' featured in a monthly magazine Diplomacy&Beyond.
I also write for an online magazine called In Vogue Life.

Sharing a link to an interview given to Indian Top Blogs after being awarded a coveted place in the directory of Platinum Blogs. My short story, 'Someone With Character' was published in an anthology called 'Mango Chutney'.

Born on August 20th, I am a quintessential Leo. Loyal, generous, sensitive and laid back. I live in Gurgaon and my children are in London, UK.

My email: alkagurha@gmail.com

Find me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/alka.gurha

Find me on Twitter: @alkagurha


  1. You look really elegant and beautiful!

  2. Felt good to know more about you - Specially the plant physiology part (y)
    A hyfive from a fella botany student Alka :)
    Biology was is and will be my first love

  3. Hey, you have done a wonderful job at this blog ! What an amazing blog !
    Loved reading your views !


  4. Hi, I am new to your blog...got the link from your article in Hoot. Wanted to just mention that I liked your blog....wonder if you have a blogroll of Indian bloggers writing on news and currents national or international affairs. Thanks

    1. Thanks Sunny. Glad you like this blog.
      No, I don't have a blog roll of authors or journalists.

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  6. Difficult to decide which B should we bow before ( B as in Beauty or Brains).

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  8. Hi Alka,
    Great to meet you after sooo long thro your blog!!! Very nice to read your views on varied issues. Keep it up and keep rocking. My regards to Prashanth, Gautham and all others at home!!

    1. Hi Sanjay, I am not able to place you with your first name only. Do write to me at alkagurha@gmail.com
      Is it the Trichy connection?