ABOUT

I take media’s job as a voice of the underdog very seriously. Hence, the stories on this website are an attempt to look at the world from the perspective of the less privileged.   My focus has been Human Rights, specifically land and forest rights.

In 2011, I began to report for The New York Times, BBC, Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Open Democracy, South China Morning Post, Scroll.in and The Hindu. I attempt to understand the society and its structures through my journalism. Since 2011, I have reported from 11 countries across the world and from a hundred districts in India.

Travelling is my only religion. I love to swim in cold lakes in the country. Music intoxicates me more than alcohol. The only campaign I support and advocate is ‘Free Hugs’. I would love to hear from you. Do write to me


Raksha Kumar

23 Nov ’17 in Interviewed

Chameli Devi Jain award winners named

Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar were on Tuesday named as joint winners of the 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain award for women journalists. "The Media Foundation's Chameli Devi Jain award for…
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5 Jul ’16 in Interviewed

I feel very invested in Chattisgargh: Chameli Devi Award winning journalist Raksha Kumar

Talking on this edition of Active Bangalore is young and dynamic journalist from the city, Raksha Kumar, who is the joint winner of the prestigious Chameli Devi Jain award this…
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1 Aug ’12 in Interviewed

Four scholarship winners offer invaluable tips

Four scholarship winners offer invaluable tips and insights on how to ace the gruelling application rounds and interviews. Nilkesh Patra, Aditya Birla Scholar The Aditya Birla Group launched their scholarship…
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