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 analysis of public policies related to climate change for Newslaundry and Article 14; 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.
Modi’s G20 Push For Green Credit Scheme Wants Private Plantations To Replace Forests, Rejected By His Own Experts
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.