Gayatri Jayaraman has been a senior journalist in the Indian media for over 20 years with experience and insight into the socio-economic and cultural lives of people. Her work has appeared in Mint Lounge, Hindustan Times, India Today and in an award winning anthology of the literary magazine Out of Print, amongst others. She is the author of Who Me, Poor? (Bloomsbury India, 2017) based on an essay that went viral for Buzzfeed. Her forthcoming books include Who Me, Feminist? (Bloomsbury India, forthcoming) and Diary of a Vipassana Novice (Hachette India, 2020). She has a diploma in Indian Culture and Spirituality, a Master's in English Literature, a Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, and is a counsellor trained at XICP, Mumbai (2020 batch).
She is also a regular Vipassana meditator and a Zen enthusiast.
She uses emotive and humanistic psychology as well as meditative practices in her counselling.
She founded Shamah | शम:, a mind+body+spirit counselling practice, in 2020