Bhanupriya Rao

Bhanupriya is the founder of Behanbox. She has been an independent researcher and journalist writing on gender, governance and social justice. She is a passionate advocate for Open data and Right to Information and has worked globally across Asia, Africa and Europe on furthering transparency, accountability and democratic governance. Rosa,named after Rosa Parks-Luxemburg, her pet indie dog owns her fully and also keeps her sane. Someday, she plans to swim the English channel but for now her local pool will do.

Malini Nair

Malini Nair
Head, Editorial

Malini is a Delhi-based independent journalist and culture writer. Over the last three decades, she has worked as a reporter and editor for multiple publications. She has an abiding interest in issues related to gender, especially when they intersect with cultural shifts. She writes a fortnightly column on India's performing arts and how they have evolved over the last 100 years. In her spare time she loves to read -- mostly crime fiction -- listen to music or simply stare out of the window.

Priyanka Tupe
Senior Correspondent

Priyanka is our Mumbai based Senior Correspondent. She reports on gender based violence, socio economic inequities, poverty and women centric welfare schemes & policies. She has keen interest in feminist jurisprudence and criminal justice.
She loves writing fiction and believes in poetry and pani puri for survival.

Ankita Dhar Karmakar
Multimedia Journalist

Ankita has worked across different multimedia formats to produce stories on the intersections of gender, labour, livelihoods, sexuality and education. She is a full time reporter and a part-time artist whose artwork has documented political prisoners of India. Apart from being a journalist, she is well-versed in strategic communications and leading social media teams. Ankita is a great believer of to-do lists.

Sadhika Tiwari
Multimedia Lead

Sadhika is the all-things-visual person in the team. Always finding fun ways to tell serious stories. Poetry, good food, the city of Delhi, telling stories from the field, and lazy afternoons in a park are among the many things that give her a lot of joy.
Now onto the boring things: An award-winning multimedia journalist based out of India, Sadhika is the host of Deutsche Welle's Eco India show. For over eight years she has extensively reported on the political economy of gender, livelihoods, public health and their intersection with climate change. Her work, though about national and global subjects, is empowered by always keeping the people at the center. She is a part of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network and has received several grants to report on climate change-related stories. She is also a TEDx speaker and her work is frequently published with many reputed national and international news platforms.

Glenissa Pereira
Audience and Community Manager

Glenissa is a social media and communications professional with expertise in social media marketing, content production, data visualisation and community building. She is passionate about working with storytelling platforms and changemakers to create a visual language that resonates with people and helps build impactful communities.
She is currently exploring modern digital cultures around the world and making sense of it from an evolutionary perspective of humanity. This interest stems from a combination of her love for history and archaeology, her formal training as a microbiologist and her professional experience in digital media.

Shreya Raman
Senior Correspondent; Lead, Data and Policy

Shreya reports on gender, health, labour and public policy. She has won the Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity, the Likho Award for Excellence in Media and worked on a series that won the SOPA Award. She has received grants and fellowships from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and Population Reference Bureau. When not reporting on the field, she can be found playing her 895th chess game of the day while trying to finish writing her story.

Urvi Sawant
Visual Designer

Urvi is an Visual Artist who is in charge of illustrations and design at BehanBox. They believe that art is a tool for resistance and love exploring various mediums of art making like collage, comics, stop motion animation and illustration. Urvi likes reading poetry in her free time!