Neha Thirani Bagri


Neha Thirani Bagri is freelance journalist based in India who writes about the intersections of gender, politics, development, and climate change. Previously she was a reporter for Quartz based in New York and The New York Times’ South Asia bureau based in Mumbai. She has reported on a variety of subjects including a survivor-turned-activist fighting against witch hunting in India, the women left behind by climate migrants in Bangladesh, an underground university educating persecuted Baha’i students in Iran, and the first US town being relocated because of climate change. She has received grants from the International Reporting Project, the Overseas Press Club Foundation, the GroundTruth Project, and The Correspondents Fund to report in Senegal, Gambia, Bangladesh, and India. Neha holds an MA in political journalism from Columbia Journalism School, an MSt in english literature from Oxford University, and a BA in English literature and international studies from Northwestern University.