Write on social justice, gender, culture. Medienbotschafter Fellow. Reporting Grant by European Journalism Centre. Reporting Fellow at Dart Center, Columbia University. Ex: Tehelka, Indian Express
Among women, it is not only entrepreneurs who are struggling to survive, we found in our reporting across several districts of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Allahabad, Sitapur and Amethi. In cities, women employed as domestic help, at construction sites and call centres, and in handicraft and retail units, have lost jobs. In villages, women's participation in public employment schemes has dipped as men who returned from cities during the lockdown have replaced them
It took four months for the virus to arrive at Ajay Kumar Sinha's clinic at Nalanda Medical College & Hospital in the city of Patna. Things remained quiet there as the pandemic got underway, but in July, the situation suddenly grew serious. As they so often do, monsoon rains brought flooding to Patna, with the flood waters even pushing into the hospital
Authorities here face critical questions as the country heads toward a 3 May target date to lift restrictions: Will another emergency erupt as some 600,000 marooned workers again try to head home? How can better policies safeguard India’s neglected informal workforce – and stave off hunger and crippling labour shortages by helping migrants return to work?
On a normal morning in Delhi, “I start hearing the vegetable vendor, the fruit seller ... shouting out their wares. I know my neighbors’ rhythms: who goes for a morning walk, who goes to the temple. It’s the background noise to life in India” – but not for now
Women’s toil on the land tends to be underreported in our patriarchal structures of family, state, and capitalist economy
The sexual violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military could have led to a surge in abandoned newborns – but it never came
Rahima Akter has become the face of the struggle of Rohingya refugees who want, but are not allowed to pursue education
Kiranjit's farmer father died facing crippling debt. Now she's an activist working to reduce the suicide rate in Punjab
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
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.
As water tables in Punjab fall further, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers