I received the third prize for Best Article on the topic 'Covering Climate Change: Humanitarian Crisis in Focus' for my article on how central India's forest products are rapidly depleting in the face of climate change.
Press Institute of India-International Committee of the Red Cross Award, 2022
I received this award in the ''Environment, Science and Technology' category with my colleague Vinita Govindarajan for a series of articles on India's flawed pesticide policy. I led the reporting for this series.
Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2018
Eight terrifying things we found about pesticide regulation and use in India
Monocrotophos is an organophosphate, a class of pesticide composed of organic compounds that contain phosphorus. Classified as highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation, it is banned in several countries. India restricts its use only for food crops.
The use of killer pesticides is ju
Indian farmers spray a deadly cocktail of pesticides because government lacks staff to guide them
Lethal dose: Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly
I received this award in the 'On the Spot Reporting' category for my article on how the Madhya Pradesh police allegedly fabricated a sedition case against 15 Muslim men.
Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2017
I received a special mention with a colleague for our reporting on how India's shift to direct benefit transfers worked.
ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism, 2017
One reason India’s ambitious fertiliser subsidy reforms stumbled – Aadhaar authentication failures
Fertiliser subsidy reform plan was linked to soil health cards of farms – but it did not work
Fertiliser reforms were linked to digitised land records – but the database is far from complete
How the government quietly scaled back its ambitious plans to reform fertiliser subsidies
I received this award in the 'Economic Policy' category for my investigation of land pooling for Andhra Pradesh's new capital city Amaravathi.