Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari

Journalist | Photographer

Reporting on human rights & everything in between. 2016 IWMF Adelante Fellow to El Salvador. 2015 IMC Medienbotschafter Indien-Deutschland. 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow.

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Priyanka Borpujari: The Story of an Ideal Village

Priyanka Borpujari: The Story of an Ideal Village

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Priyanka Borpujari

May 7, 2014 ... Two years ago, I boarded an international flight for the first time in my life. It was a British Airways aircraft, and I was flying to Boston, USA, with a ......

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Damning The Dam Protesters

On the evening of May 11, the front portion of a tanker containing 11,000 litres of diesel, on contract with NHPC, was set on fire in Theke......

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Lest The Kalinga Of Today Be Forgotten...

“I too need to buy a camera,” said that man of 40, when he saw me taking photographs around the village in Chandia. I told him that he would......

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'Not Human Inside The Jail': Shamim Modi

Shamim Modi is an assistant professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and is also an activist working in Harda, Betul and Khan......

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Inside Tomorrow's Mayhem

May 17 had been declared a day of statewide shutdown by a coalition of non-Bodo groups. However, it was imperative to meet Rajni Phukan who......

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The Idea of Semantics in Chhattisgarh

The Oxford Dictionary defines “police” as “an organised civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing th......

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Tribal? No Job? Become SPO

“There has to be a way out!” I had argued with Rabi the previous night. It was getting stifling that there was no way to get to Jajpur Road ......

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No Doctor, No Medicines: Only God Can Save In Kalinganagar

The Hoo tribals in Kalinganagar are akin to David facing Goliath – as they resist the goons, the state machinery, the corporate giants, a lo......

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Nov 28, 2012 ... Type “dalit” into Google News, and you will be flooded with gory reports from across India of women from this supposedly lower caste being ......

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Aruna's Keepers

(This article first appeared in OPEN magazine: Vol 02, Issue 36, dated December 7-13, 2010) Last Saturday, Aruna Shanbag, a former employ......

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Sep 14, 2011 ... After a 2-hour rickety bus ride from the cotton town of Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh, the signboard 'Nasha Mukt Sankalp Sthal' is an intriguing ......

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12 ANGRY MEN: Justice by A Minority

Put 12 men in a room, give them a situation with limited facts, and tell them to draw a consensus on their verdict. Chances are they will r......

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When Rahim Chacha Says 'Laal Salaam'

[A shorter version of this beautiful encounter was published in Open magazine, Vol 04 Issue 17 dated April 24-30, 2012. Below is a detail......

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Bloody COCK fight

In Spain, which has had a history of genocide and civil war, bull fights are common means of entertainment for the masses. Villagers pay he......