Saif Ahmad Khan is a freelance journalist whose primary areas of interest include Indian politics, secularism, democracy and socio-political affairs concerning the Muslim community, particularly Indian Muslims. He is currently pursuing MA Convergent Journalism from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia.
He initiated ‘The Polemicist’ in April 2013 to share his views and opinions about national and international issues with a larger audience. In a brief period of time, The Polemicist has managed to garner readership from over 70 countries.
He has published several opinion pieces, news reports and letters for various news websites and newspapers including Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Financial Express, Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Huffington Post, DailyO, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Arab News, OpenDemocracy, Newslaundry, The Hoot, Kafila, Countercurrents.org, The Citizen, The News Minute, Scroll.in, Groundviews, Youth Ki Awaaz, India Opines, The Viewspaper, Tasveer Journal, NewsYaps, Sportskeeda, The Roar, The Parallel Post, Centre Right India, GroundReport, LoonWatch, Urban Times, Rising Kashmir, Kashmir Times, Kashmir Life, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Images, The Kashmir Walla, Only Kashmir, Free Press Kashmir, Legally India, DU Beat, University Express, Jamia Journal, Two Circles.net, Muslim Mirror.com, Ummid.com, Merinews, Beyond Headlines, Agniveer, Dehradun Live, Campus Crunch.in, India Resists, The Indian Economist, Media Khabar, Halabol, Votegiri, Bhadas4Media, India272.com, IndiPulse.com, The Forthright and Invade Cafe, among others.
He has served as an anchor/rapporteur in several international and national conferences and has been awarded for his debating prowess by prestigious institutions including the University of Delhi and Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
He holds a Bachelor with Honours degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi and did his schooling from Boys’ High School & College in his hometown of Allahabad.
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