Avalok Langer studied Political Science at the University of Delhi. He worked for two and half years at NDTV, mostly on shows pertaining to youth affairs. Avalok then spent a year on a fact- finding mission across Indiaâ€™s conflict zones and border areas to get a deeper understanding of ground realities. For Tehelka, he reports largely on conflict, social and political issues, the Northeast and is branching out into East Asia. However his core area of focus has been the Northeast. Avalok is presently a senior correspondent with the magazine.