About Kamala @kkelkar
Kamala Kelkar works on investigative projects at PBS NewsHour Weekend. She has been a journalist for a decade, reporting from Oakland, India, Alaska and now New York.
Kamala’s Recent Stories
World Apr 30Thousands of protesters break into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone
Iraqi officials have declared a state of emergency in Baghdad today as teargas is being fired at thousands of protesters who climbed over the blast walls of the capital’s fortified international government center and broke into parliament. The protest was…
Nation Apr 24Contesting bail to take on racial disparities in San Francisco jails
San Francisco's Public Defender has assembled a team to help contest the bail of nearly every client in the system.
Arts Apr 23Celebrations across the globe honor Shakespeare 400 years after his death
Four hundred years after his death, which occurred on this day in 1616, fans of William Shakespeare are finding myriad ways to be or not to be celebrating his life.
World Apr 17UN: Thousands face starvation risk at Palestinian refugee camp in Syria
The United Nations has warned that as many as 10,000 civilians at a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Syria’s capital are starving and in a dire state as extremists continue to fight for territory there.
World Apr 16Pope Francis takes three Syrian refugee families back to Vatican
Pope Francis ended an emotional and symbolic trip to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday by taking three refugee families back with him to the Vatican in Rome.
World Apr 10Fireworks explosion in India kills more than 100 attending religious festival
More than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured in Kerala, India on Sunday morning from a blaze that swept through a Hindu temple during an unauthorized fireworks show for a local new year festival.
World Apr 09Thousands of protesters call on Cameron to resign over offshore funds
Thousands of people gathered outside U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s headquarters in London on Saturday, calling for his resignation after the Panama Papers, a massive data leak, revealed his connection to offshore funds.
World Apr 03What you need to know about the #PanamaPapers investigation
Eleven million leaked documents published on Sunday reveal how a secretive law firm based in Panama may have helped world leaders such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak move money.
Nation Apr 03Two killed after Amtrak train derails south of Philadelphia
Two people were killed and dozens more were injured after an Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment and derailed south of Philadelphia early this morning.
World Apr 02Three face murder charges for Kolkata overpass collapse
As the death toll from the collapse of a highway overpass in Kolkata, India, rose to 26 on Saturday, three employees of the Indian construction company that was building it appeared in court, facing charges of murder.