Ramita worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006. While in Iran she covered the Bam earthquake, parliamentary and presidential elections, political demonstrations, human rights cases and the escalating nuclear crisis. Ramita covered the Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan for IRIN News, a United Nations news service.
Ramita has also written for The Sunday Times, The Independent, the Guardian and Marie Claire. She reported from Afghanistan in 2005 investigating the status of women for The Sunday Herald. She covered the refugee crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2007 for UNHCR.
Ramita has also worked for More 4 News for which her feature on child trafficking in India was shortlisted for a One World Media award. In 2009, Ramita was also shortlisted for the Amnesty International Gaby Rado award for her coverage of human rights.