Nita Bhalla covers disasters and conflicts, development, womens rights, climate change and governance. She is a former Reuters political and general news correspondent and has worked in India, east and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Nita started her career in 1999 with the BBC in Ethiopia.
Gender equality messaging a hit or miss affair in IndiaBy Nita Bhalla
"My choice" video campaign starring actress Deepika Padukone is just one of many well-intentioned videos that have backfired
India women's commission chief slammed for prostitution commentsBy Nita Bhalla
Her comments on the legalisation of prostitution have alarmed some groups working against the trafficking of children and women
Indian dowry greed lies at heart of abuses against women and girlsBy Nita Bhalla
The abuse of demands by the groom and his family for money, jewellery and property, can drive women to suicide
The suicide letters that symbolise India's misguided shameBy Nita Bhalla
In culture of twisted judgment, it is girls and women who are blamed when they are beaten, molested and raped
Indian politicians blame everyone and everything but the rapistBy Nita Bhalla
They exhort boys to rape, call for victims to be hanged and blame the crime on her misaligned stars
Deadly Indian landslide may have been a man-made disasterBy Nita Bhalla
"Had there been shrubs or trees, the roots would have bound the mud and the situation would have been averted.”
Using rape as an excuse for moral policing in IndiaBy Nita Bhalla
Horrific gang rape of an Indian student in Dec 2012 has led to conservative backlash and greater moral policing
Gender injustice: When Indian judges get it wrongBy Nita Bhalla
The Indian judiciary is a male-dominated club and the chauvinistic views of many of its members make it a difficult and daunting task for women who are victims of sex crimes to get justice
Why India's Mars mission matters, despite povertyBy Nita Bhalla
A wasteful luxury in a nation struggling with malnutrition, open defecation and clean drinking water? Or, as some argue, a cheap programme with technology that could be applied to save lives?
India's surrogacy tourism: exploitation or empowerment?By Nita Bhalla
Many Indian fertility clinics and banks advertise surrogacy services online, providing information for overseas clients from countries such as Britain, the United States and Australia.
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