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
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
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
Telangana is improving childbirth outcomes by providing women with a birth assistance kit, a cash incentive and training midwives
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.