Meet Our Team

Asif Iqbal Shaikh
Editor-In-Chief
Asif heads the editorial team at MySmartPrice. He has more than six years of experience in reporting consumer technology, and has been quoted in various esteemed publications, including TheVerge, TWiT, and SamMobile. Asif has immense interest in CPUs, GPUs, mobile chipsets, camera sensors, and apps. Asif can be tagged as one of the most patient team members as we often pick his brains when it comes to learn about complex tech topics like camera sensors.
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Nachiket Mhatre
Reviews Lead
Content peddler by day and avid gamer by night, Nachiket has been obsessed with computers since the days of the 8086. He has worked with some of the renowned tech publications and media houses like UTV, Network 18, Digit, Chip, TechTree, Tech2, International Business Times Australia, and DNA. His free time is meant for tinkering with hobby grade R/C, or just sharpening his knives. He also has a kitten named Nigel and is ready to give up his aquariums for him.
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Rahul Srinivas
Senior Reviewer
Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos,  iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.
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Zara Ali
Senior Editor
Zara is responsible for the day-to-day news publishing on Gear. She wandered into the world of tech right after she completed her post graduate course in English Journalism from the Indian Insitute of Mass Communication (IIMC). She had been associated with some of the known tech blogs like Ubergizmo, ExtremeTech, Wccftech, CCM (English), MakeTechEasier, and more. Having worked with plenty of publications, she finally chose to dedicate her time to MySmartPrice. With over four years of experience, Zara boasts expertise in smartphones, apps, IoT, and security.
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Pradeep Menon
YouTube Producer / Writer
Pradeep started his career as a tech writer while finishing off his computer science degree from Mumbai University, writing articles for TechTree, RSJ, and Cleartrip. He then branched out to other fields in media like audio and video production, working on some of the top projects in India, in the process. He last worked for Trivone as its Creative Head, where he led the copy, design and video team. With over 12 years of work experience in media, he now manages the video department at MySmartPrice. Catch his tweets at @st_rzx.
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Onkar Soundankar
Leaks Expert
The youngest member of our team is an expert at scouring the interweb for smartphone leaks. Onkar has a knack for finding out leaks about smartphones and other devices from the deep dark webs of the internet. He has previously worked as a technical writer for AndroidSpin. Currently pursuing B.tech, Onkar plans on joining us full-time. He is trying hard to turn the entire team into leak mongers, but it is not turning out the way he wants.
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Abid Iqbal
Contributing News Writer
Asif's younger brother is the newest addition to the Gear team. He inherits the love for gadgets from his elder brother. He holds a degree in engineering and a whole lot of expertise in smartphones and computer hardware. Abid has been following the industry for quite a long time and has excessive knowledge on every topic that touches the tech domain. For anyone at office who plans on buying a new PC, speaker, smartphone, or even a toolkit, Abid is the go-to adviser.
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Suman De
Contributing News Writer
Suman is the man behind the on-point product descriptions on MySmartPrice. He is a football fanatic, who ignores us during the FIFA season. Having an experience of over four years in writing content on smartphones, Suman has also started contributing articles. He boasts knowledge about every new smartphone that's nearing the launch date.
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Chandrakant Isi
Contributing Features Writer
Chandrakant is a sci-fi movie aficionado and wannabe space explorer. He writes about consumer technology for bread and butter. He hates writing about himself in third person and prefers being called CK. Having worked with some of the esteemed publications like PCMag, TechTree, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, NDTV Gadgets, and more, CK brings a whole lot of experience to MySmartPrice. Another friendly fact about CK is that he ripped apart Interstellar in his review, and still enjoys reading not-so-nice comments from the Nolan fanboys.
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Awad Ballaith
Features and News Writer
Awad handles gadget reviews and high priority stories for MySmartPrice. He also dabbles in translating Chinese smartphone launch events from time to time. With a degree in Software Engineering and experience with logic boards and circuits, Awad prefers to focus on the PC side of the tech world.
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Babu Mohan
Senior News Writer
Babu spends most of his time writing about the latest tech. He has been following the industry trends for many years now and can write a news story in the shortest time possible. Babu has worked with tech blogs like VRZone and is now contributing bucket load of articles on MySmartPrice. When not writing for us, he can be found watching nature documentaries.
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Sharjeel Ahmed
News Writer
Coming from a background in journalism, Sharjeel (not Ahmed) is curious about consumer technology. He thinks Xiaomi is taking over the world, and he is excited about it. He has written feature stories and news reports for Telangana Today, Times of India, Metro India, and a couple of other publications. He tweets at @Sharjeel314, and writes short fiction when armtwisted by his wife.
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Krishnakali Kanjilal
Copy Editor
Krishnakali aka KK is the copy editor and writer in Mysmartprice content team. She has formerly worked with The Pioneer newspaper as a trainee sub-editor and has also spent a year in Asian News International (ANI) working for Reuters television desk as a news producer. Reading anything and everything has always been her favorite pass time.
Gargi Sharma
News Writer
Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.
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Sid Suvarna
News Writer
Sid is one of our most active writers. He has previously worked with tech blogs like AndroidSoul and N4BB. Having dedicated his years on writing about consumer electronics and enlightening the readers on every new gadget on the block, Sid can very well be tagged as an expert when it comes to smartphones.
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Mohammed Omer
News Writer
Mohd. Omer cannot control his love for tech, so he became an author to report on the latest happenings in technology, and to educate others. Omer has been tracking the smartphone industry since Nokia's Symbian days. He is an experienced writer who has a strong hold on smartphone domain and is equally passionate about the connecting segments like apps and softwares.
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Dan Bartram
News Writer
Our resident Brit, Dan loves to write about anything tech, and has been doing so for a long time, with a personal interest for all things Android. Dan has been associated with some of the tech publications like AndroidAuthority. He loves exploring new gadgets and sharing industry insights on MySmartPrice.
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Deidre Richardson
News Writer
Deidre Richardson is one who loves what she does every day in the wonderful world of tech. She can't hide her love for Samsung smartphones and has at least half a dozen smartphones lying around the house at any time. Having worked with SamMobile, Deidre now shares her expertise on everything Samsung and non-Samsung at MySmartPrice. She is a believer that you never know enough to be complacent, she's still learning after seven years in her favorite field.
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Alap Naik Desai
News Writer
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) by Education and a Writer by passion, Alap enjoys every aspect of technology, be it simple or complex. Every mobile device, home appliance, and electronic equipment fascinates him. Alap is a Content Writer with exposure to Marketing, Medical, Edutainment, Tech Guides, Tutorials, DIY, How-To, and a wide gamut of diverse fields. Having worked with publications like MediaNama, Alap is one of the most experienced contributors we have.
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Rushil Agrawal
News Writer/YouTube Presenter
Having finished his Engineering, MBA and mid-life crisis, Rushil realized he's really good at doling out info about smartphones and consumer tech. So now, he does that for a living. He gets excited whenever a new phone or gadget enters the office premise and takes it inside his studio to show it to the world. Catch him on MSP's YouTube channel or follow him on Instagram at @kataakshvaani.
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Anam Hamid
News Writer
Anam has to be the quietest team member onboard. She has an extensive knowledge of the tech industry and makes sure that her articles reflect upon it. Anam covers a major chunk of news on apps and smartphones. We think she has superpowers when it comes to churning out articles before deadline. Not much of a social media junkie, Anam prefers e-mails over WhatsApp and uses Slack because we forced her to.
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Jason Stephen Singh
News Writer
Jason is one of our latest additions to the team. Apart from being a high school teacher, Jason is passionate about technology. His love for it stems from his enthusiasm for computers and mobile phones. The best way of manifesting this is through his interesting and captivating articles. Jason has worked with some of the known tech blogs like MobileScout. He has an expertise when it comes to smartphones, software, hardware, and apps.
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Amit Dua
News Writer
Amit also belongs to the young brigade at MySmartPrice. He has been associated with blogs such as TechFae and TrueTech. Amit is the first one to come online every day to cover leaks and news. He is an engineering student who loves technology and coding. He fell in love with the computers since the moment he got his own and has not looked back since. Amit is equipped with immense knowledge about smartphones and can be quizzed on the same at any given point.
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Abdul Qayyum Ajmeri
News Writer
Abdul can be tagged as a true blue Android fanboy. He has been blogging about tech for quite a long and during his professional journey, he has contributed to a number of tech blogs such as Gizchina, 91Mobiles, MrPhone, and others. At MySmartPrice, Abdul is mostly dedicated to covering leaks, but he takes out time to cover news on his favorite smartphones, apps, and softwares.
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