Kabir is an award-winning independent journalist who has contributed to the South China Morning Post, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Caravan magazine, Al Jazeera and most recently worked as a national reporter at The Wire - India’s leading independent news site which attracts about seven million unique visitors each month. His reportage has covered poverty, agriculture, business, government policies, the environment and national security, and included filming video interviews, video stories and hosting a podcast series on climate change and food policy. He reported and exposed several instances of malpractices in government policies and window-dressing of accounts. He also uncovered, for the first time in the history of India, the political sensitive list of corporate houses who have not paid their loan dues despite having the financial ability to do so.
Most recently, he was part of two global collaborative investigative projects: The Pegasus Project and The Congo Hold-up.
Alongside his work as a reporter and journalist, Kabir has co-authored a book titled Chasing the Affordable Dream: A Plan To House Mumbai’s Millions on Mumbai’s affordable housing crisis and possible solutions to resolve it.
Awards, fellowships & grants include
- Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Fellowship (2020): as a media fellow with a focus on India's clean energy transition
- Society of Environment Journalists’ grant: for stories on the destruction of the natural habitat of migratory birds in northeast India
- Water AidIndia's media fellowship: to report on the water crisis in urban India
- Red Ink Award (2018): for excellence in business and economy journalism for his reportage on farmer suicides in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh