News and feature writer based in Delhi. Past experience with The Indian Express, Open Magazine, and Tehelka. Medienbotschafter Fellow 2016. Global Health Grant by European Journalism Centre 2017/18.
Kashmir: In ward number eight, at a hospital in Srinagar is a six-year-old girl. Her name is Munifa Nazir, she wears a pink dress and has a white bandage on her right eye. When a doctor wants to inspect the eye, she begins to cry, "please leave me." Under the bandage, her eye is swollen and blue
Kiranjit's farmer father died facing crippling debt. Now she's an activist working to reduce the suicide rate in Punjab
As water tables in Punjab fall further, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers
For weeks, health workers have been urging Minara Begum, 23 and pregnant with her third child, to deliver her baby at the nearest health facility in Bangladesh’s cramped Rohingya refugee camps. But she’s too afraid
The sexual violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military could have led to a surge in abandoned newborns – but it never came
Language is both a means of assimilation and a source of exclusion for young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh caught between a host country trying to prevent their integration and a home country that may prevent their return, writes Sunaina Kumar.
The young and reformist leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is facing the challenge of growing ethnic tensions, while the country's newly free media is facing accusations of peddling fake news
Many enthusiastic young midwives have since been called to the frontlines of the humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar — where they’re practicing their skills in a context equally complicated for pregnant women and the health professionals who serve them
BharatNet is touted as the world’s largest rural connectivity project. 11,200 crore rupees spent. 124,000 gram panchayats covered and 313,000 kilometre of optic fibre laid. But far from triggering a revolution, it has been a case of grand pronouncements, missed deadlines, costly and faulty implementation and attempts to save face.
Telangana is improving childbirth outcomes by providing women with a birth assistance kit, a cash incentive and training midwives
This programme will now be studied closely as India gets ready to introduce midwifery-led care in the country. The government of India announced Guidelines on Midwifery Services, which include recommendations for midwifery training and certification, at Partners' Forum, a World Health Organization (WHO)-led global forum for maternal, newborn and child health
When he was only six years old, Feliks Scazighino and most of his family were deported from Poland to a Siberian gulag. They remained there for almost two years. Like many refugees, when he was finally released from his imprisonment, he had nowhere to go, until a Maharaja from India opened his doors to Scazighino and nearly a thousand Polish children.
Oxford University economist Max Roser says the world needs to be told things are improving, though there are also huge challenges