The news came as a surprise to Jyoti Weststrate even though she had been waiting for it for as long as she could remember. “I wasn’t expecting the Dutch government to go that far,” says Jyoti, 37, speaking from her home in Deventer in the Netherlands. On February 8, the Netherlands announced a total freeze…
I am an independent journalist based in Siliguri, India. 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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