Vandana K

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New Delhi, India


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Vandana K

I'm an independent journalist and producer based in New Delhi. 

My clients include Conde Nast, Google, Nonfiction Unlimited, NPR & TIME (USA), BBC, The Sunday Times, Resurgence & Ecologist, It's Freezing in LA! (UK), ABC (Australia), Deutsche Welle (Germany), NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), Weekendavisen (Denmark) and The Wire (India). I have worked on a range of stories covering social justice, environment, gender, caste, human wildlife conflict, agriculture, politics, Indian elections, public health, history, economy and sports.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and a Diploma in Documentary Production from Prague Film School, Czech Republic.

I speak English and Hindi fluently. I have traveled extensively across India and I'm able to take on travel-based assignments.

For testimonials from clients, go to my website: http://www.femalefixerinindia.com/
If you'd like to work with me, send me an email at <contact.vandanak@gmail.com>.

SKILLS

 
English Gujarati Hindi

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/02/08/de-goden-moeten-de-politiek-een-handje-helpen-a3653478

De goden moeten de politiek een handje helpen – February 2019, NRC Handelsblad. Written by Eva Oude Elferink. An article on the Kumbh Mela 2019 & the politics associated with it. I did primary research for this story and translated & transcribed telephonic & on-ground interviews.


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https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/05/06/de-wanhoop-onder-boeren-is-door-heel-india-voelbaar-a3959206

De wanhoop onder boeren is door heel India voelbaar – May 2019, NRC Handelsblad. Written by Eva Oude Elferink. An article on the agrarian crisis, farmer suicides and mental health interventions for farmers. I did research and interpreted interviews for the story.


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Døden i markerne – May 2019, Weekendavisen. Written by Nanna Muus Steffensen. A story on the farm crisis and increasing number of farmer suicides in Maharashtra, India. I did primary research and interpreted interviews on ground.


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https://www.weekendavisen.dk/2019-20/samfund/kasternes-kamp?fbclid=IwAR22jf5UFxTJztrNcjpi4zs5IZKjmlkkWRjJ70hDgYY-HoegbegZdmn8P2I

Kasternes Kamp – May 2019, Weekendavisen. Written by Nanna Muus Steffensen. An article on caste based discrimination and how caste plays a decisive role in Indian elections. I did research and interpreted some of the interviews for the story.


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https://thewire.in/environment/yavatmal-drought-agricultural-labour-women-climate-change

In Yavatmal, Everyone Reels Under the Drought – but the Women Suffer More – August 2019, The Wire. My first story as an independent journalist on how climate change impacts tribal women farmers disproportionately in drought-prone areas of Maharashtra.


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The American Missionary and the Uncontacted Tribe – August 2019, GQ. Written by Doug Bock Clark. An article on the death of the young evangelical missionary John Allen Chau who was killed while trying to contact The Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman Islands in India. I did research for the story and set up interviews in New Delhi.


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In India sterven de armsten in het riool – August 2019, RTL. Reporting by Eva Oude Elferink. A video on the inhuman and deadly practice of manual scavenging, which still continues in India, despite being banned by law. I did research, interpretation and production for the story.


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https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/09/03/niemand-in-india-geeft-om-de-poepschrapers-a3971944

Niemand in India geeft om de poepschrapers – September 2019, NRC. Reporting by Eva Oude Elferink. An article on how the practice of manual scavenging still continues in India – taking the lives of the people who do this work. I did research and interpretation for the story.


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https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/10/03/vang-een-slang-nooit-nooit-met-blote-handen-a3975466

‘Vang een slang nooit, nooit met blote handen’ – October 2019, NRC. Reporting by Eva Oude Elferink. An article on the large number of deaths caused by snakebite in India. I did some research and interpreted the interviews for the story.


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https://thewire.in/rights/why-rattan-manjari-fights-for-tribal-womens-land-rights-in-himachal-pradesh

Why Rattan Manjari Fights for Tribal Women’s Land Rights in Himachal Pradesh – December 2019, The Wire. A profile I wrote on Rattan Manjari, a social activist who has become the voice of tribal women in their struggle for property rights.


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