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Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari was a reporter for The Diplomat‘s South Asia channel.

Priyanka Borpujari has reported extensively on issues of human rights and justice from different corners of India, El Salvador and Indonesia. Her work has appeared in various international and Indian news publications like Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Hindu and others. She was named the 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow to recognise her journalism covering issues of human rights, and was a research scholar at MIT. During the fellowship she also exhibited her photojournalism on ‘The Hidden Cost of India’s Race to Development’. In 2015, Borpujari was one of the India-Germany Media Ambassadors and a guest journalist with the German political weekly Die Zeit. In early 2016, she was a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, USA, where she taught a course on media and human rights. View her work here:

Posts by Priyanka Borpujari
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April 17, 2018

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest

By Priyanka Borpujari
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
April 07, 2018

How the Indian Government Polices Journalists To Curb 'Fake News'

By Priyanka Borpujari
India's push to regulate "fake news" lays bare the poor state of press freedom in the country.

March 30, 2018

Could a Plastic Ban Revivify India's Urban Marine Environments?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Newly hatched sea turtles give Mumbai a glimpse of what might be possible with a plastic ban.

March 22, 2018

A New Religion in India? Karnataka's Lingayats Seek Recognition

By Priyanka Borpujari
The state government of Karnataka has granted a separate religion tag to the Lingayats.

March 13, 2018

As Lenin Falls in Tripura, Farmers Unite, Keeping Revolutionary Zeal Alive in India

By Priyanka Borpujari
What do two events -- the fall of a statue of Lenin and a massive parade -- tell us about the future of Indian politics?
March 04, 2018

Two Deaths in India and the Death of Serious News

By Priyanka Borpujari
Madhu and Sridevi—the coverage of their deaths reveals the grotesque truth about the state of broadcast news in India.

February 24, 2018

All These Years Later, Do Not Forget the Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rapes

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Indian Army's violence against Kashmiri women must be etched in the history books.
February 20, 2018

The Unequal Fates of Big and Small Loan Defaulters in India

By Priyanka Borpujari
Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are the latest Indian bigwigs to default and abscond.

February 09, 2018

Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India

By Priyanka Borpujari
The murder of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena reveals India’s dirty underbelly of religious and caste intolerance.

January 28, 2018

Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Karni Sena's furor reveals India's contemporary struggles with free expression and bigoted chauvinism.

December 12, 2017

Could 3 Young Men Upstage Modi’s 'Development' in Gujarat?

By Priyanka Borpujari
The upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat may be a moment of truth for Narendra Modi and the BJP.
December 01, 2017

India Has a Problem With Revering Mythical Women

By Priyanka Borpujari
A recent controversy over a Bollywood film highlights why revering mythical women can accentuate existing gender inequities in India.

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