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Namaskaar! Recently, I had a coffee date with journalist Priyanka Borpujari.  Borpujari has been an i
 

Nucleus Mag

July 16 · Issue #16 · View online
Science and Culture Stories Curated by Journalist Dinsa Sachan

Namaskaar!
Recently, I had a coffee date with journalist Priyanka Borpujari. 
Borpujari has been an independent journalist for more than a decade. She has reported on varied issues of human rights – and everything in between – from across India, and most recently, El Salvador and Indonesia. She was the first Indian woman to win the prestigious IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship in 2012, and has gone on to win several other fellowships. Home for Borpujari is on the road, but she also enjoys a “couch potato day” watching movies on Sundays. 
A lover of train trips and tall trees, Borpujari’s journalism has been published in The Guardian, The Hindu, Al Jazeera, Scroll, Pacific Standard, TRT World, and several others. She is also the founder of The Kali Writes Project, which is aimed at a cathartic process through healing, and has conducted such workshops among Muslim girls in a far-flung suburb of Mumbai, women in Cape Town, staff workers at an NGO, and male inmates at the local jail in Rochester, NY.
In this week’s Nucleus Mag, Borpujari handpicks the finest human rights stories – by her and others.

Borpujari during a recent reporting trip to Indonesia. Photo credit: PB
MY FIVE BEST
In Indonesia, female clerics seek recognition and rights for women
Panic button: how can safety apps for women curb sexual assaults in India?
Making cities safer with public transport
A sweeping victory
Finding the American dream in El Salvador
FIVE BEST FROM OTHERS
Samrat follows the trail of the mighty Brahmaputra
Heat of the Moment
The reductive seduction of other people’s problems
The Counted: tracking people killed by police in the United States
Why it matters who females choose to have sex with
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Have you heard of News Deeply? This new media start-up, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, publishes deeply reported pieces about human rights and environment issues. Our guest curator Priyanka Borpujari has linked to some of her phenomenal work on the site. But I’d also recommend reading this story on community groups helping women to start businesses in India and this one about a deminer who is helping clear landmines in Colombia. Just so you know, demining is a very male-dominated occupation.
FROM MY DESK
I started sending out Nucleus Mag late last year. Earlier this year, I was trying to look for ways to improve the newsletter and make it more valuable to readers. So, I wrote a journalistic piece about it for Writer’s Digest. It just went live! The story features advice from top journalists and writers, including Ann Friedman who curates the wildly popular The Ann Friedman Weekly.
If you plan to send out your own newsletter or e-mag, it might work as a handy guide. 
Do you have any ideas for improving Nucleus Mag? I’m all ears!
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Until next week,
Dinsa Sachan
Freelance Science and Culture Journalist
http://www.dinsasachan.com/more


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