Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari

Priyanka Borpujari is an award-winning independent journalist based in Mumbai, India. She writes on human rights, gender, religion, environment and development.

India

Century-old housing in Mumbai succumbs to metro project

Moved on by sprawling transport system, residents of 'chawl' reflect on life in tightly-packed but friendly apartments.

Century-old housing in Mumbai succumbs to metro project

India

Poverty drives India's 'rat-hole' miners into death traps

Twenty days after 15 miners were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya state, the search for them goes on.

Poverty drives India's 'rat-hole' miners into death traps

India

'Are we stronger now?' India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks

On the 10th anniversary of Mumbai attacks, also called 26/11, some wonder if public memory is selective.

'Are we stronger now?' India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks

India

Filthy Mumbai beach rebreeds turtles, thanks to a city lawyer

The incredible story of Afroz Shah, who led efforts to remove 13 million kg of toxic waste from Versova beach.

Filthy Mumbai beach rebreeds turtles, thanks to a city lawyer

Arts & Culture

Muslim families look after Kolkata synagogues

Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.

Muslim families look after Kolkata synagogues

Health

Saving India's mothers through mobile phones

Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.

Saving India's mothers through mobile phones

Arts & Culture

Mumbai street musicians hit the right notes

Group seeks to reclaim public spaces for arts by performing at railway stations and entertaining hassled commuters.

Mumbai street musicians hit the right notes

India

Mapping unsafe areas for women in Mumbai

Web-based platform encourages residents of India's financial capital to report sex crimes and help mark areas as unsafe.

Mapping unsafe areas for women in Mumbai

Features

New law in India bans sanitary scavengers

Workers who dig through human excrement often develop debilitating conditions and medical ailments.

New law in India bans sanitary scavengers

Arts & Culture

Patriarchy: A losing battle in India?

As growing number of women get education and join work force, the shackle of patriarchy is slowly loosening up.

Patriarchy: A losing battle in India?