Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto is a journalist, a writer of poetry, prose and children’s fiction. He spent ten years free-lancing, teaching mathematics writing television scripts and audio-documentaries and indulging in sundry other acts of journalism, after which he got his first real job with a media company. He then joined a travel website company where he was the chief architect and editor. He returned to magazine journalism as Executive Editor of Man’s World magazine. Later, he joined Paprika Media to edit their special projects. He’s written an award-winning book on the queen of Bollywood – Helen: The Life and Times of an H Bomb in 2006, a book of poetry– Asylum and other poems in 2004. He also wrote Surviving Women, which a manual of gender politics, written for confused Indian men. Other books include Bombay Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai and A Pocketful of Wry; Indian Poets Also Laugh. Jerry Pinto is also a lecturer at Sophia Polytechnic, Xavier Institute of Communication and other colleges in Mumbai. He is on the board of directors of MelJol, an NGO that works in the child rights space. He is a Committee Member of the Indian PEN and a member of the Poetry Circle, Mumbai.