Editorial Team

Editorial Team

We, at EssentiallySports are a team of enthusiastic and competent content editors who strive to maintain higher-order editorial standards. The high quality of content produced on a platform is always a reflection of the stringent internal editorial standards and the team. Consequently, at EssentiallySports we strive to set high internal standards through our ever-evolving editorial team and also cater to the unique demands of worldwide sports fans. So if you ever wish to find the individuals behind EssentiallySports’ gripping content, here is where all of them are listed.

Sourabh Singh:

Sourabh Singh is the Head of EssentiallySports’ Editorial department. He is an IIM-Rohtak Sports Management graduate who served as a Managing Editor at an online media startup before taking up the role of a Sport Leader at Decathlon. His passion for sports got him to EssentiallySports, where he contributed 1700+ articles spread across NBA, Tennis, and UFC , prior to shifting into a managerial role. When not online, this health & fitness freak can be found teaching basic French at schools, reading de-motivational sports biographies, running in his torn Nikes, cycling in borrowed carbon road-bikes, or spending time in crazy mountain hikes.

Reubyn Coutinho: 

Reubyn Coutinho is a senior Combat Sports Editor at EssentiallySports with over 3 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier’s College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like ‘Mighty Mouse’ Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate. He has also had candid chats with the sport’s rising stars like Marcus Almeida and Sage Northcutt. Before moving to the editorial team, Reubyn primarily covered UFC and was on the desk for events such as UFC 249, UFC 251, and Daniel Cormier’s retirement bout at UFC 252. As someone proficient across the board, he has also written for the F1, NBA, Boxing, and NFL divisions. Away from his professional pursuits, Reubyn is a film aficionado and loves engaging in discussions about movies.

Sayantan Bishnu:

Sayantan Bishnu is the primary Editor for NBA at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation and postgraduation from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, he specialises in sports literature. An avid Chelsea FC fan since 2010, he also supports the Golden State Warriors and will go on an hour-long rant about why Rafael Nadal’s grit impresses him more than anything. When he is not working, you can find him reading and writing about music, or essentially ranting about J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium.

Vibhanshu Kumar:

Vibhanshu Kumar is a Sports Editor at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University. For him, Cricket is his valentine, and being a sportsperson is how he celebrates. He has participated in Gymnastics at the State Level along with being a Blue Qyu Dawn belt in Karate. If that isn’t enough, he has represented his school in Hockey and Basketball too. This Boxing Editor at EssentiallySports also has experience in handling Social Media for various events of national sporting leagues. This has given him the eye of an analyst, further adding to his love for sports. Furthermore, he loves spending time with books, Jeffrey Archer being one of his favourite authors. Apart from Sports, he’s also a Cryptocurrency enthusiast and has been learning its nuances.

Shubhra Pandey

Shubhra Pandey is the primary editor for Major League Baseball at EssentiallySports.

Shubhra was a candidate at JMC, Delhi University, IIMC Delhi, and St. Xavier’s Bombay. She’s been a fervent writer since her undergrad days and has worked on 100+ projects across the spectrum. 

When she’s away from her desk at ES, she can be found indulging in Political Literature and Writing, rallying for Real Madrid, or honing her culinary skills through hosting immaculate brunches or dinner. The Kettle is always on if you’re on her side of the town.

Pritam Priyedarshi

Pritam Priyedarshi is a sports editor at Essentially Sports. After completing his graduation in Mass Communication with a specialization in Journalism from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, he started writing professionally for media houses.

Pritam is an esports enthusiast, and recently launched Valorant is his favourite. He is also a soccer fan and Manchester United is his favourite club. When not playing video games or editing articles, he mostly spends his time reading history books.

Arshit Garg

Arshit Garg is the primary tennis editor at EssentiallySports. Along with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Delhi University, he has experience working with policy firms in research and report writing capacity. Arshit is a huge fan of Emma Raducanu and has been rooting for the British star since before her US Open 2021 campaign began.

Beyond Tennis, he’s a supporter of Manchester United, an unhealthy addiction acquired at a young age. Arshit also likes to read as much as he can, with a specific preference for fiction that’s rooted in the lives and experiences of people across the world. 

Soumyadyuti Ghosh

Soumyadyuti Ghosh is a BBA graduate who currently works at EssentiallySports as the esports editor. With a history of prioritizing gaming over seemingly more important things, he has developed a thorough understanding of the gaming industry. 

Starting out as a child with games like Bungie’s Oni, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto III, and Croteam’s Serious Sam, he’s played countless games over the years, spanning various genres. That said, his favourite video games are generally those that offer the perfect blend of engaging narrative and immersive gameplay. 

Soumyadyuti likes to keep himself updated on all the ongoings of the gaming world, and when he’s not working or doing anything video-game related, he can be found in his room trying to make music or indulging in intellectually stimulating literature.

Paras Pande

Paras Pande is a WWE Editor at EssentiallySports and a graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he covered the sport for two years before becoming an Editor. Prior to joining the team at EssentiallySports , Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda. Being a sports lover from a young age, Paras decided to combine his two interests of writing and sports. As he is a wrestling enthusiast, MMA was something that immediately attracted him. From Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, he follows everyone. However, Paras brazenly calls Stipe Miocic the UFC GOAT. Apart from writing, he is a voracious reader who loves the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Meetali

Meetali Gupta is currently pursuing BA in English from the University of Delhi. She is a zonal-level chess player and likes to be engaged in esports, Call of Duty being her favourite. She is a firm believer of the fact that in esports the characters are built up like a novel, they are inevitable and inventable characters with an absurd background. Apart from reading, her other hobbies include blogging, writing, and public speaking. She finds her strengths in learning and exploring, believing in herself, and amalgamating creativity with integrity.

Deepika Bhaduri

Deepika Bhaduri is primarily the editor of the NFL division. She has completed her master’s in English Literature from Jamia Millia Islamia University and is currently pursuing Msc. in psychology. She has started to develop a taste for American Football and thinks that the concept of the sport resembles primaeval wars: the time before modern guns and nuclear weapons. This perspective of the sport gives her the liberty to choose players over teams, and her personality lures her to the field generals: Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers. Outside of sports, she chills with her dogs and watches movies, k-drama, and geek about the mind.

Ankit Sharma

Ankit Sharma is the primary motorsports editor at EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Hansraj College, Delhi University.  Ankit is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

Beyond Formula 1, he’s a supporter of Real Madrid and Roger Federer. He also likes to read fiction, with a focus on historical and domestic fiction, and spends the rest of the time playing video games.

Melroy Fernandes

Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a senior US Sports Editor at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate from St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai, Melroy even worked as a content writer for six years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. As a playwright and a director, he has toured a number of productions in and around his hometown of Mumbai. When not directing, Melroy is seen conducting workshops for aspiring writers and artists, paving the way for young enthusiasts into the writing fraternity. As a guest lecturer, he is often seen conducting sessions on public speaking, acting, and content writing across various educational institutions such as St. Xavier’s, St. Andrew’s, and many more. Now 23, Melroy is at EssentiallySports, using his editorial eyes to pursue his undying love for sports, helping cover events and getting them curated into unforgettable stories. When not writing, you’ll find this tennis fanatic on tabletops at official screenings, engaging in some not-so-friendly banter or defending the legacy of who he says is the ultimate GOAT, Roger Federer.

Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA Editor at EssentiallySports. He is a Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) graduate out of Xavier’s College and has decent experience in his current role. Apart from active editing, Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live. Having competed in MMA at a collegiate level, he makes a conscious attempt to integrate an athlete’s breakdown of MMA techniques like striking, defense, and grappling into his penmanship of the sport as he seeks to give the reader a well-rounded point of view. Before becoming the lead MMA writer, Darryl has also written articles for the NFL and boxing divisions. He began watching UFC 11 years ago at UFC 117 when Chael Sonnen went to war against the middleweight GOAT Anderson Silva.