"Good writing is an exercise in austerity, while editing is the sheer art of knowing what to weed out."

Sreerekha Pillai

Chief Editor

Sreerekha Pillai is the Chief Editor at CSTEP. As part of the Communication and Policy Engagement (CPE) team, she manages the editorial team, ensuring quality in both internal and external communications.


She is a gold medallist from the Institute of Journalism, Trivandrum Press Club, and has a Master's in English Language and Literature from the Institute of English, University of Kerala. A seasoned journalist with over 18 years of experience, Sreerekha has handled editions, managed editorial and studio, and written and edited for different publications including The Indian Express, btw (lifestyle magazine), Watch World (horological magazine), and Harmony (lifestyle and empowerment magazine for senior citizens). She has also freelanced for publications such as The Hindu, The Week and the Sunday Times of India.