With nearly a decade of experience in journalism, Priyanka Borpujari is an independent journalist and photographer who has been writing for various Indian and international publications about human rights abuses from different corners of India. In 2011, the New York-based SINGH Foundation awarded her its Young Independent Journalist Fellowship. She was selected as the 2012-2013 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow and was based at MIT in Boston, USA. During that period, she was a guest journalist in the editorial section of The Boston Globe, and the city reporting section of the New York Times. She has lectured and shown her photographs -- both of them titled ‘The Human Cost of India’s Race to Development’-- extensively across American universities.
She was recently based in Hamburg, Germany, and was a guest journalist with the German political weekly Die Zeit, as Medienbotschafter Indien-Deutschaland 2015. Previously, she was a crime reporter for the Mumbai Mirror, a desk editor at The Asian Age and exchange4media. In collaboration with the Adharshila Learning Centre - a school in western India for indigenous children, based on the principle of “pedagogy of the oppressed” - she helped established a magazine to amplify indigenous voices. She is also the founder of The Kali Writes Project, which is a writing series aimed at catharsis and healing. Living between Mumbai and Guwahati, India, she is conversant in English, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali and Italian. She is happiest sitting under a large tree.
For her a glimpse of her work, visit www.priyankaborpujari.contently.com. For The Kali Writes Project, visit www.kaliwritesproject.wordpress.com