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Bansari Kamdar

Bansari Kamdar

Bansari Kamdar is a Boston-based multimedia journalist and researcher.

Bansari Kamdar is a Boston-based multimedia journalist and researcher. She is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Applied Economics and has an MA from Boston University in International Relations. Kamdar writes on the intersection of gender, security and political economy in South Asia. Her work has appeared in The Wire, The Quint, CNN-News18, and other outlets. She has also worked on news packages and audience engagement for WCVB-TV and FRONTLINE PBS and produced a podcast on a global development policy.

Follow her on Twitter at @bansarikamdar.

Posts by Bansari Kamdar
July 07, 2021

Muslim Women in India ‘Auctioned’ Online Using GitHub

By Bansari Kamdar
Activists, artists and journalists found their names and photographs displayed on the site without their consent.

June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging
June 15, 2021

Bhutan’s Health Minister on Navigating the Pandemic as a Small State

By Bansari Kamdar
Dechen Wangmo, the 44-year-old health minister of Bhutan and the newly elected president of the World Health Assembly, shares her goals for advancing world health.

May 14, 2021

India Must Impose a One-Time Tax on the Mega Rich to Fund Its Vaccination Program

By Bansari Kamdar and Javaid Iqbal
The pandemic has highlighted India’s extreme income inequality -- and will mostly likely worsen it.

April 23, 2021

India Needs Targeted COVID-19 Lockdowns

By Bansari Kamdar and Javaid Iqbal
With lengthy blanket lockdowns economically and politically impossible, to save lives India needs urgent action.

April 09, 2021

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics

By Bansari Kamdar
Hosna Jalil on fighting harassment, discrimination, and death threats as one of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking female officials.
March 22, 2021

India Detains Rohingya Refugees and Plans Deportation

By Bansari Kamdar
Under the Modi government, India's stance on Rohingya refugees is contrary to a long-standing informal position.

March 09, 2021

Gendered Land: Sri Lankan Women Battle Unequal Access to Resources

By Bansari Kamdar
A variety of legal and social hurdles stand in the way of land ownership by Sri Lankan women.

January 28, 2021

Is India Living up to Its Constitution?

By Bansari Kamdar
While the Indian constitution, celebrated every year on January 26, has an enlightened, egalitarian outlook, contemporary India’s reality tells a different story.

January 04, 2021

Death Penalty for Rape: An Ineffective Lethal Lottery in South Asia

By Bansari Kamdar
Instead of instituting capital punishment, governments need to address the social and legal problems underpinning the region's epidemic of sexual violence.

November 18, 2020

Rape Cases Surge in Nepal, Activists Question Death Penalty

By Bansari Kamdar
While awareness about sexual violence in Nepal has increased, activists still face an uphill battle.
November 02, 2020

India’s Women Bear the Burden of Unpaid Work – With Costs to Themselves and the Economy

By Bansari Kamdar
The country’s first time use survey reveal disturbing patterns when it comes to women and daily paid work.

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