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Nilanjana Bhowmick

Nilanjana Bhowmick is a multi-award winning, independent journalist, a former TIME correspondent, based in New Delhi, India. She is an independent commentator on gender, development, politics and current affairs.

Articles by Nilanjana Bhowmick

A Bangladeshi family is photographed worshiping at the Cave Hira in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Hijab – how far can the state dictate a woman’s choice? 
A Dalit Women's 'Self Respect Yatra' (procession) begins in Kurukshetra, in the state of Haryana at the feet of the statue of Dalit Rights icon Dr. Ambedkar. Credit: Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Nilanjana Bhowmick's thoughts on the long shadow of caste.
Protestors demand the release of activist Teesta Setalvad after she was arrested from her home by the anti-terrorism wing of the Gujarat police, on a street in Mumbai, India, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Nilanjana Bhowmick on the persecution of dissent in India.
Scraps of torched cars left in Shiv Vihar from the 2020 Delhi riots. Credit: Banswalhemant
Nilanjana Bhowmick on the routine communal violence that is a state-sponsored blot on India’s democracy.
Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them to bring it on.
Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them to bring it on.
Laughter has become a risky business, observes Nilajana Bhowmick.
Women stand in a row holding hands in the air
A growing number of women are going against the stream in India, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.
Photo by Prashanth Pinha on Unsplash
Nilanjana Bhowmick on why women won’t linger awhile.
Nilanjana Bhowmick on oxygen inequity and the price paid by her country’s citizens.
Nilanjana Bhowmick on the colossal failure of governance that has led to needless deaths on a massive scale.
Women experiencing abuse from their partners need more than a helpline, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick. 
Nilanjana Bhowmick on the double whammy of natural disaster and Covid-19 that has brought a vulnerable ecosystem to the brink.

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