Puja Bhattacharjee

Journalist | Documenter | Visual Storyteller | Content Writer


I am an independent journalist based in Kolkata, India. I write about health, politics, public policy, environment, science, art and culture.

If you have any tips, write to me at pujabhattach@gmail.com.


Business | Economy

West Bengal's jute industry struggles to recover from effects of lockdown

´╗┐Jute transportation in Baduria Bazaar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal (Photo credits- Biswarup Ganguly, Wikimedia) Since September last year, representatives of the jute industry have been appealing to the Centre to reconsider some of their decisions that have had alarming effects on their business Kolkata: Kamal Shaw is a 44-year-old worker at Alliance Jute Mill in Jagatdal, in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

ADP Rethink
Bringing humanity to the boardroom

In March 2020, as Covid-19 began to spread across India, the government in New Delhi enacted the world's largest nationwide lockdown. Businesses shuttered, and many low-income families lost their livelihoods overnight. With both the formal and informal economies at a near standstill, many workers fled the cities for their home villages, and the health crisis quickly became a humanitarian crisis as well.

Role of NGOs in the COVID-19 Crisis - Y-East

The social and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues as governments around the world grapple with the crisis. When the first COVID-19 case was reported in India in January, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a list of basic protective measures against the disease.

Social Justice | Policy | Gender | LGBTQIA+ Issues

Digital Rights Monitor
India: Moderating Hate In A Polarized Society - Digital Rights Monitor

Trolling, UAPA and journalists In June 2021, 56 shanties housing around 270 Rohingya refugees were destroyed in a fire in the Kalindi Kunj area of South Delhi, near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Noor* , a reporter for an online news platform, went to the Rohingya camp to report on the incident.