Introduction

Introduction

Nilanjana Bhowmick is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi, India, with bylines in TIME, the National Geographic Magazine, the Washington Post, TED Ideas, Al Jazeera, the New Scientist, the Daily Beast, Business Insider, the New Internationalist Magazine, etc etc.

Currently, Nilanjana works as an independent contractor, covering news and politics but her focus areas remain gender and social justice and the environment, especially climate change and its effects on different vulnerable communities across the world. She has also extensively covered the COVID-19 crisis and its fall outs on marginalised communities.

She began her career as a producer for the BBC’s flagship World Today program on BBC World Service Radio in London. Later she worked for a couple of years at one of India’s largest dailies. She was TIME Magazine’s South Asia correspondent between 2011-2015 and an editor on Agency EFE’s Asia desk between 2015 and 2018.

Nilanjana’s core skills are reporting, background research, editing and audio production (Radio and podcasting).

Nilanjana has won three international awards for her work on development and gender and was featured in the National Geographic Magazine’s iconic Women of Impact issue in 2019.

To discuss an assignment or commission an article email her here.

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

TIME MAGAZINE (COVER STORY), APRIL 28, 2021

I couldn‘t find a hospital bed for my COVID-struck father in India. Days of frantic searching showed me how overwhelmed our health system is

BUSINESS INSIDER, April 27, 2021

Ep. 86 India’s Second Wave Tragedy

RTE News, April 29, 2021

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the Women Leading the Farmers’ Protests in India

LITHUB/THE QUARANTINE TAPES, APRIL 2021

The Quarantine Tapes 187: Nilanjana Bhowmick 

APRIL 2021

‘I Cannot Be Intimidated. I Cannot Be Bought.’ The Women Leading India’s Farmers’ Protests

TIME Magazine (Cover story), Mar 4, 2021

Father Beheads Daughter in One of The Most Dangerous Places for Women

THE DAILY BEAST, 2021

I Was a Victim of Sexual Harassment in India, Today I Rejoice

THE DAILY BEAST, 2021

Twitter ‘stood up’ to Trump but was ‘bullied’ in India, says a journalist who was caught up in the platform’s standoff with Modi

BUSINESS INSIDER, 2021

Experts feared India’s farming protests would be COVID superspreader events. Poverty, misinformation and a younger population may explain why cases plummeted instead

BUSINESS INSIDER, 2021

Yes, the weather is getting worse – but we’re not suffering equally. Here’s what we can do

TED IDEAS, 2021

India Unleashes World’s Fastest Rollout But It’s Taking a ‘Crazy’ Risk on Homegrown Vaccine

THE DAILY BEAST, 2021