Independent reporter, Mumbai
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I am an award-winning independent reporter based in Mumbai, India. I cover development, public policy, environment and human rights. I have won two Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism, one Shriram Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, third place at the PII-ICRC awards and one special mention for the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism for my work.
I have been a journalist for nine years. I have worked at the news website Scroll.in and the data-research organisation Land Conflict Watch. I am now a freelance reporter. I can also record audio and shoot short videos. My work has appeared in Undark, Evening Standard, Scroll.in, Times of India, Mint, Article 14 and Indiaspend.
My recent work includes a report on how research of elephant decision-making can reduce human-elephant conflict for Undark; how night schools in Mumbai help girls and women to access education for Evening Standard; an investigation of how women in Adivasi communities are affected by and fighting against climate change for Scroll.in; a longform history of hunger in India for the news website FiftyTwo; a two-part series for Article 14 that investigates land pooling schemes in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab; and an investigation of how injustice and local displacement are built into India's solar energy push for Mint.
In India, A Nuanced View of How Elephants Make Decisions
India’s night schools give women a second chance at education
The cost of Telangana’s drive to plant two billion trees
Battered by climate change, Central India’s forest products are disappearing
Rich, Upper-Caste Land Owners Will Benefit Most In MP Land Scheme — Article 14
Govt Land Barter Deal Dodges The Law, Benefits The Rich — Article 14
How solar farms fuel land conflicts
This is a selection of articles for which I have won awards. You can see the full list on my Awards page.