Urvashi Sarkar is a freelance journalist in Mumbai, India. She has reported on various issues, ranging from foreign policy and think tanks, to climate change, refugee issues, education, nuclear policy and the United Nations. She has reported from India, Bangladesh, Palestine and the United States.
Her work has been published in Caravan Magazine, Al Jazeera, Himal South Asian, Scroll.in, The Wire, People’s Archive of Rural India, Newslaundry, The Print, Global Ground Media, The Hoot, Asia Times, DNA India and other publications.
Urvashi was awarded first prize for humanitarian reporting on climate change by the International Committee for the Red Cross and Press Institute of India in 2019. She is a recipient of the 2017 Laadli-Population Fund of India awards for gender sensitivity.
She was a UN Reham al Farra Memorial Journalism Fellow in 2018 as part of which she covered the the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. She was a 2016 fellow with People’s Archive of Rural India.
A former reporter with The Hindu newspaper in Delhi, Urvashi is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Asian College of Journalism.