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EmpireDiaries.com is an independent digital platform on modern-day imperialism and people’s resistance. It’s a free-access information oasis that critically looks at how modern-day ‘empires’ work and shape our lives.



Ratna is a journalist with close to two decades of experience in reporting, anchoring, and producing shows. As a TV reporter, she’s covered primetime news for many years. Ratna has worked for ABP News and has written for Times of India, PARI, The Indian Express, Ananda Bazar Patrika, The Asian Age and has co-authored a book on Greece. She last worked for the India Today Group. She has lived in Muscat and currently resides in Delhi NCR. The Kolkata-born journalist is also a documentary filmmaker.


Awbuck is a journalist with a national media outlet. She has over a decade of experience in the mainstream media and is also a published author. She has worked for various national news outlets. Awbuck co-founded EmpireDiaries.com with Ratna in mid-2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.