Skip to main content.

Awards and Updates

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.
CNPA Covid Reporting Award - awarded by California News Publishers Association

The California Journalism Awards provide the opportunity for publishers and editors to promote excellence in journalism and recognize their staffs’ outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design, photography and multimedia in print and online.

Journalistic Excellence Award, 2021, 2020 (India Currents) - awarded by San Francisco Press Club Bay Area Journalism Award

The San Francisco Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards ceremony and dinner honors the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio and digital media journalists, graphic designers and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers and PR materials from nonprofits and corporations.

Meera Kymal'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

Meera Kymal's Work

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.
Leena met her firstborn daughter 22 years after she was kidnapped as a baby. But it was not the reunion she had hoped for.