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Illustration by Shalaka Pai
Riddhi is an award-winning writer and reporter in Delhi. Their work focuses on disability justice, public health, gender, rights and development, climate and culture.
In 2021 they wrote & led Sound, Fury & 4G on gender, tech & development at rural feminist mediahouse, Khabar Lahariya. They were a Mental Health Reporting Fellow (2020). on Covid-19 & chronic psychiatric disability with data journalism site, IndiaSpend for whom they also reported After Stan (2021), a series on the legacy of the late Fr Stan Swamy, land & prisoner's rights in Jharkhand.
In 2020 they were awarded the TFA Award for Creative Writing for their poetry. They won first prize for outstanding reporting in the 2021 SCARF Media for Mental Health Awards. Their work has been shortlisted for the 2021 Wasafiri New Writing Prize, the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize & the 2020 Himal Short Story Prize.
Riddhi is working on their first book — a work of climate fiction with queer & speculative elements. They are a 2022 South Asia Speaks Fellow under the mentorship of Deepa Anappara.
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