Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, India. She is also an editorial consultant with The Times of India and has previously worked as a staff editor at the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and as editor of Time Out Mumbai. Over the years, she has reported on everything from culture to health but specializes in writing on issues related to science, cities, and development. She has reported widely on the environment and climate change in India, from shifting monsoons to air pollution to overfishing. She has a master's in science journalism from Columbia University in New York.