About

Copyright: Anubha BhonsleAnubha Bhonsle is an award-winning journalist from India.

She is the author of Mother, Where’s My Country?-a work of reportage from Manipur, a state in India’s north east that lives under the shadow of the gun.

The book, through intimate storytelling and ground reportage documents stories of loss, silence and the iconic struggle of Irom Sharmila. It unravels the nuts & bolts of the multiple insurgencies that litter the landscape and a draconian law called the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) that was brought to fight them.

Anubha has a body of work reporting on politics, gender, conflict and development. In recent years, she has worked extensively from areas of strife focusing on the intersection of civil society movements, gender, human rights and political protests. Her work has appeared in national and international news outfits including Scroll, The Huffington Post, The Wilson Center and the New York Times.

Anubha is a recipient of:

  • The prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for her work on funding of political parties (Paisa, Power and Politics).
  • Chameli Devi Award for Outstanding Woman Media Person in 2014 for her body of work.
  • Red Ink Award by the Mumbai Press Club gave for documentary Kashmir, After Afzal.
  • The Jury at the New York Film Festival, 2008 commended her reportage on the Iron Lady of Manipur,  Irom Sharmila.
  • Asian Television Award for Best Cross Platform content for the Citizen Journalist Show, for three consecutive years.

Anubha has been a founding member of CNN-IBN (now CNN-News18). In her role as Executive Editor, Anubha has led the channels’ coverage of major news events reporting from the ground. She has anchored several flagship news, prime time discussions and documentaries. She also leads a team that produces the much-acclaimed Citizen Journalist Show.

Anubha currently lives in Washington D.C. She is a Fulbright Humphrey Fellow, 2015-16.