Mahima Jain


Mahima Jain is an independent editor and multimedia journalist. She covers the socioeconomics of gender, the environment, and health within a framework of systemic inequality and injustice.

Her features, long-form stories, and podcasts have appeared in several Indian and global media outlets, including The Guardian, The Fuller Project, The Caravan magazine, Mongabay, and

Jain won a UNFPA Laadli Media Award in 2021 for her coverage of gender issues. She was a runner-up for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award in 2021. Her work was nominated for the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards in 2021, the One World Media Award (podcast category) in 2022, and the Mumbai Press Club Red Ink Awards. 

Jain's journalism has been supported by several grants and fellowships, including from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Earth Journalism Network, and Médecins Sans Frontières. She is based in Bengaluru, India.

Mahima Jain