Award-Winning Journalist | Mountaineer

Anusha Subramanian is an award-winning journalist, a British Chevening Scholar, and a Mountaineer. In 2013, she quit her job as a full-time journalist to pursue her interests in mountaineering and working for social causes.

She is currently working towards building awareness around the inclusion of persons with disability in the outdoors to send out a strong message that all of us are part of the same society and can co-exist together. To take this message forward, in 2018, she successfully led India’s first inclusive climbing expedition (comprising 3 blind men and 10 sighted climbers) to Mt Kilimanjaro, World’s highest free-standing mountain, to a successful summit in Sep 2018.

She has combined her skillsets of writing and adventure training to work for the larger good of society by getting more people introduced to the outdoors and adventure. She has been part of many relief operations and has worked with luminaries like Padmashri Bachendri Pal and Magsaysay Awardee Anshu Gupta of Goonj.

In July 2018, she was featured in British Council’s ‘Women Inspire Series’. In Sep 2020, she spoke at the TEDx Gateway Versova chapter on ‘Embracing Inclusion in the Outdoors’ under the theme ‘Empowerment’. In June 2021, she addressed a group of students at the TEDxYouth@AscendIntnlSchool. She has also been featured in Humans of Bombay.

As a versatile journalist, Anusha covered topics from general news to business and economics, advertising, and the business of Bollywood. She is a two-time recipient of Press Club’s Red Ink National Award for Excellence in Journalism (2012 and 2017) for her investigations into the environment clearance process of the Environment Ministry and how two Police Constables from the state of Maharashtra faked their Mt Everest Summit in May 2016.

Anusha continues doing independent journalism and content writing, focusing on topics like preventive health and fitness, social issues, inclusion, and adventure sports.

Topics & Formats
  • Embracing Inclusion in the Outdoors
  • The Outdoor Perspective: Learning How to Think on your feet
  • Ethical Approach in Mountains
  • I Quit My Job
  • Not My Passion
  • What Should PR Not Be Doing When Dealing With A Journalist?
  • Outdoor Sports for Preventive Health
  • Leadership and Life Lessons Learned from Mountain Climbing


Embracing Inclusion in the Outdoors | Anusha Subramanian | TEDxVersova

UNSEEING: India’s 1st Inclusive Climbing expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro by Summiting4Hope and ABBF