Manish Tiwari has been associated with the electronic and print media for more than fifteen years in different places, capacities and institutions – from newspapers in small-town (1996 in Ajmer) to top brands in electronic media (Research Head for Devil’s Advocate with Karan Thapar, 2011). Manish has intermittently taught sociology, journalism and media and cultural studies at different colleges and universities since 2006. He has been DFG-Post Doctoral Guest Lecturer in Political Communication at the Siegen University, Germany in 2010. Manish has done schooling, graduation (Economics Honors) and post-graduation in Philosophy and Sociology from Ajmer, where he grew up, and MPhil and PhD in Environmental and Political Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has also done a short course in ‘Water Diplomacy – International Negotiation’ organized by Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Law School in Boston in 2014. Manish co-edited a book on Participatory Democracy with Prof. Anand Kumar (published by Rawat Publications) in 2009. In 2011-12, Manish travelled across the State of Uttar Pradesh to study the politics and elections and co-authored a book ‘Battleground UP: Politics in the Land of Ram’ with Rajan Pandey which was published by Tranquebar Westland in 2013. Since 2013, Manish has worked on election campaigns with a leading political party in the States of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Bihar, where he was involved deeply in the planning and execution of ground research, campaigns and setting up of war rooms.