Giridih (Jharkhand): It was an unusually cold December night and the waxing moon shone faintly over Bandhabad, a village 15 km from the district headquarters of Giridih in eastern Jharkhand. Shanti Devi finally managed to sleep, her 10-year-old granddaughter Neetu by her side, their feet warm at last in each other’s company. Suddenly, a frantic…
I am an independent journalist based in Siliguri, India. I write on politics, culture, media and social justice, among other issues concerning India and its neighbours. I’m an India-based Correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontiers (Reporters Without Borders).
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.
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