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Neha Thirani Bagri

Senegal 2017
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Neha Thirani Bagri is freelance journalist based in Mumbai who writes about the intersections of gender, politics, development, and climate change. Previously she reported for Quartz based in New York. Prior to that, she was a reporter at The New York Times’ South Asia bureau for nearly four years, where she wrote about subjects such as sex education in government schools, the role of sectarian violence in elections, and India’s environmental laws. Before that, she worked as a correspondent at the feature desk of The Times of India. In 2016 she received grants from the Overseas Press Club Foundation and The Ground Truth Project to report in Bangladesh on the disproportionate impact of climate-induced migration on women. In 2015 she received a grant from The Correspondent’s Fund to report on a survivor-turned- activist who defends women accused of witchcraft in the Indian state of Jharkhand. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School with an MA in Politics and Global Affairs in 2016. She holds an MSt. in English Literature from Oxford University and a BA in English Literature and International Studies from Northwestern University.


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