Paromita Pain

Paromita Pain, a recent graduate from the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California, writes on development-based issues in India and the U.S. A PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, she is currently researching issues of citizen’s media and empowerment globally.

by Paromita Pain

Bhan Sahu was living a quiet life in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. A high school graduate, she has two children. “Life was all about looking after my children and taking care of the family,” she says. Today, Bhan Sahu is a proud homemaker and a journalist whose investigative skills are feared. She started with […] more »

by Paromita Pain

The world lauds the way India leads its polio drives. But small hamlets like the Sakhri Village in Madhya Pradesh, that fall outside these efforts, don’t make news. Their story would, perhaps, never have been told. But, thanks to the efforts of crusading journalist Saroj Parasthe, not only was the situation highlighted, but also remedied. […] more »