About Us

Newslaundry is a news, current affairs and media analysis organisation. We value independence and transparency and believe the two are integral to democracy and a healthy society. This applies to news media too, often referred to as the fourth pillar of democracy. You can read about our mission here and see our ownership structure here.

We will question established ways and models that get too comfortable and cozy. No one should be above scrutiny: Not politics, industry, civil society, and certainly not the media. Not them, not you, not us - no one.

Welcome to Newslaundry. Sabki dhulai. You watch. We’re watching.



The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity (2015)  

For a report establishing the skewed gender representation in four of India’s leading English dailies.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism for Investigative Reporting Award (2016) 

For a five-part series on how politicians across party lines use their official position to cull monetary favours from PSUs to fund (through advertisements) organisations with which they are directly or indirectly associated.

The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity (2018) 

For Campus Politik series on the state of sexual harassment redressal mechanism in colleges.

IIMC Alumni Association Award for Best Developmental Reporting  and RedInk Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism (2018)

For an in-depth ground report on India’s oldest water dispute. The piece involved travelling to four districts of Karnataka through which the Cauvery river flows to get a detailed perspective.

Breakthrough Media Award for Gender-Sensitive Journalism (2019) 

The report looked into the details of the murder of a teenage girl in Gaya, Bihar.

RedInk Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism- Human Rights category (2019) 

For a ground report on fake encounters by security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. It brought to light how not just Naxalites, but also innocent Adivasis were killed by the police in an encounter. Here’s the English translation of the report.

Asia Podcast Awards (2019)

Let’s Talk About (Best Education Podcast) and The Awful and Awesome Entertainment Wrap (Asia’s Best Podcast)