I am an Independent Data Journalist
I spend hours reporting, analysing data and research to write clear, concise and moving journalistic reports. Here are some of my published works
In Their Fight For Space, Female Vendors Deal With Everyday Violence
Inside the hellfires of India’s brick industry
As Covid Flares Again, India’s Disabled, Serviced By Quacks Or Not At All, Struggle To Access Healthcare — Article 14
India’s Laws Fail To Uphold Abortion Rights Of Women With Disabilities
In Bihar, women face floods and increasing violence
Tangled In Red Tape, The Disability ID Card Process Is Steeped With Gender Barriers
73.2% Of Rural Women Workers Are Farmers, But Own 12.8% Land Holdings
Why Elderly Women With Disabilities Are At Highest Risk of Abuse, Neglect
Abortion Is Legal In India But Rules, Stigma Make It Hard To Access
Women Farmers Are Losing Jobs, Earnings, Savings Even As Agriculture Booms
Asia's female financial firepower surges to record highs
Shabby Homes, Rising Debts: The Trouble With PM’s Rural Housing Fund
Rural Women's Collectives Struggle To Survive Even As They Help Manage Covid Fallout
Denied Visibility In Official Data, Millions Of Transgender Indians Can't Access Benefits, Services
Gujarat Declared Free Of Open Defecation A Year Ago. But In 4 Districts, Toilets Without Walls, Water And Unconvinced Locals
The following are my data projects that were done as part of Columbia's Lede Program, a 10-week bootcamp on coding, data analysis and visualisation. All the code and process for these projects can be found on my github (link is on top right corner, after my email.)
Are Women Really Bad At Chess? Why Does Data Make Us Believe So?
Climate Change Could Threaten Biodiverse Sierra Nevada Mountains
The Ancient Drinking Water Basins Of Granada
I am an independent data journalist based in Mumbai and Goa. I
report on gender, health, employment and public policy. I want to re-imagine gender reportage in India and write at the intersection of gender, caste and disability.
In 2023, a series that I contributed to won the SOPA award for excellence in reporting on women's issues. In 2022, I won the Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, the Likho Award for Excellence in Media and worked on a story series that was shortlisted for the Sigma Awards for data journalism. I have received several national and international fellowships and grants, including from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Populations Reference Bureau (PRB)
My reports have been published in Scroll.in, Nikkei Asia, Article 14, The Third Pole, IndiaSpend and Behanbox. I have a post graduate diploma from Asian College of Journalism and I did a 10-week course on data journalism, coding and visualisation from Columbia University.
If you want to read more of my work, explore the tabs on the right.