Politics, international affairs. 2018 UN RAF Memorial Journalism fellowship, 2016 People's Archive of Rural India fellowship. 2019 PII-ICRC award for humanitarian reporting. 2017 Laadli PF award.
Getting Away with Murder
A STUDY ON THE KILLINGS OF AND ATTACKS ON JOURNALISTS IN INDIA, 2014–2019, AND JUSTICE DELIVERY IN THESE CASES.
Sundarbans: ‘Not a blade of grass grew…’
People in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, for long living on the edge, are now facing climate change – recurring cyclones, erratic rain, growing salinity, rising heat, depleting mangroves and more
Cheerleader and Referee: Appearance of Conflicts of Interest at Microfinance Regulators
The lack of independence of microfinance self-regulatory organisations (SROs) .
Assessments show problems remain: are paper exercises sufficient to bring about change?
Are code of conduct assessments of microfinance institutions just on paper or do they really work?
Serving the poor or profiting off them?
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Microfinance institutes are growing rapidly, raising renewed concerns of overlending.
India Owed the Highest in Unpaid Dues for UN Peacekeeping
As financial woes burden the UN, it is struggling to repay troop and police contributing countries like India and support its peacekeeping missions across the world.
Slow train, hard work, low wages, long days
Life on the slow train and laboring in people's homes
Why Sushma Swaraj’s UN speech was a missed chance | Newslaundry
Instead of presenting an internationalist vision at the UN General Assembly, Swaraj played to the gallery at home
UN’s Green Award for Modi Comes Despite Criticism of Environmental Record
UN bodies may not necessarily coordinate and in some cases even be aware of each other’s work.
‘Our houses are vanishing. Nobody cares’
For decades, villagers from Ghoramara island in the Sundarbans have been migrating to Sagar island because the river and rain keep washing away their houses. They have received little help from the state
Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions
Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life including access to basic healthcare, writes Urvashi Sarkar.
With no formal schools or jobs, young Rohingya left in lurch
Despair and frustration bogs down Rohingya refugees as they face a future with no access to formal education or jobs.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: The marvellous freedom fighter and feminist that India forgot about
On Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay’s 115th birthday, Urvashi Sarkar reviews the fearless poet and social reformer’s collection of works.
Freelancing: freedom or folly?
With more journalists becoming freelancers, it’s time to attend to the issues of pay, ID, and safety.