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California Journalism Award 2021 First Place In-Depth Reporting, DesiDost Project - awarded by California News Publishers Association
  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: India Currents
    Entry Title: Desi Dost Project
    Entry Credit: Meera Kymal, Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney, Vandana Kumar
    Judge Comment: The decision to tackle this fascinating and horrifying topic required such dedication and legwork. I am impressed with the commitment to this very powerful story that needed to be told. It's a true public service.
3rd place - Local Coverage of Election 2020 - awarded by California Journalism Award 2020

Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney's Blog

This reporting team will seek to make more transnational abandonment survivors aware of their... more »
posted 02/25/22
Transnational abandonment spiked significantly during the pandemic. Two journalists reflect on... more »
posted 02/11/22
An advocacy group in the Bay Area that works with South Asian clients has reported a pandemic... more »
posted 06/30/21

Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney's Work

As women and mothers, we couldn’t understand how life could target vulnerable women like Leena so unfairly. As journalists, we wanted to find out why.
Nisha thought that violence in a marriage was simply what every Indian wife ‘had to accept’ in her husband’s home. She was only 24.
When Anjali Kour’s husband abandoned her in India in 2017 after a 15-year abusive marriage, she lost everything – her home, her finances, and her child.