#ReadWomen: Nightmarch by Alpa Shah

Two nights into my stay at the guerrilla camp, I realised that Gyanji would be walking from Bihar, with a platoon, back to Lalgaon in Jharkhand where I had come from and where I had lived for the previous year and a half. There, in the surrounding forests, a similar State-level Committee meeting for that… Continue reading #ReadWomen: Nightmarch by Alpa Shah

A touching story of compassion from the Bengal Famine, excerpted from Scent of a Story

A friend of the world One of my greatest regrets while reporting in the war years was the studied indifference of our entire journalistic community to the famine in Bengal. Between 1942 and 1943, over three million people died of starvation in Bengal with hardly any mention in the media. Battles, skirmishes, the give and… Continue reading A touching story of compassion from the Bengal Famine, excerpted from Scent of a Story