“Be watchful! This virus is even more dangerous. The only vaccine is awareness.” 53-year-old Raju Nepali ends his impromptu speech to a group of men with a flourish before proceeding to *Sunaina Oraon’s house in the labour lines of a tea estate in the Dooars region of India’s West Bengal state. A notebook in hand,…
I am an independent journalist based in Siliguri in Darjeeling district. I write on politics, culture, media and social justice, among other things. I’m an India Correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontiers (Reporters Without Borders).
I chase stories in India and in neighbouring Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. My bylines have appeared in Scroll.in, Mint Lounge, Forbes India, The Hindu, Himal Southasian, The Fountain Ink, Yahoo!Originals, Nikkei Asian Review, The New York Times (India Ink blog), The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, World Politics Review, and The Diplomat, among others.
I have previously worked with The Telegraph and The Economic Times.
I was a Reuters Fellow at University of Oxford, 2012-2013, International Journalists’ Programme fellow to Germany in 2010 and Rotary Group Study Exchange fellow to Brazil in 2007.
I won the Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2020 for my longform piece on the plight of women in closed tea gardens of north Bengal.
I tweet @NuraRadha.
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