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.
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
India’s push to regulate “fake news” lays bare the poor state of press freedom in the country.
Newly hatched sea turtles give Mumbai a glimpse of what might be possible with a plastic ban.
A new religion has the possibility of being added to India’s official roster of existing and practicing religions. The state government of Karnataka has granted a separate religion tag to the Lingayats, who make up to 17 percent of the population of the southern state. But is this move a moment where nearly 40 million voices are finally being given their due, or is this a strategic move ahead of the elections in Karnataka in a couple of months?
What do two events — the fall of a statue of Lenin and a massive parade — tell us about the future of Indian politics? Between two consecutive Mondays, India was witness to the end of a two-and-half-decade idea based on socialist and communist principles, as well as the unshakeable power that is possible in a march of about 35,000 women and men.
The Indian Army’s violence against Kashmiri women must be etched in the history books.
In 1991 as many as 100 women were raped in one night by Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley. Nearly three decades later, there has been no justice - and the sexual violence faced by men simmers in silence.
Farmers who toil on farmland across India have been taking their own lives for the inability to repay these small loans, which are large enough for them to fall into a cycle of helplessness. And yet, it is the bigwigs like Mallya and Modi and Choksi that seem to have layers of harnesses before their fraud can be detected and brought to court.
The murder of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena reveals India’s dirty underbelly of religious and caste intolerance.
A controversial citizens list in India could potentially be used as cover to force Muslims out of the northeastern state of Assam and "back" to Bangladesh.
Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
The Karni Sena’s furor reveals India’s contemporary struggles with free expression and bigoted chauvinism.
As a freelance reporter, I reflect on the perils of the job and the frightening ordeal I recently found myself in while covering an explosive story.