Srishti Jaswal is an independent journalist based in India. She has reported on a variety of subjects, including politics, tech, rural connectivity, maternal health, human rights, and governance, for national and international outlets. Those include The Caravan magazine, Newslaundry, Vice World News, Al Jazeera, and more.
She was a 2020 Mobile Journalism Fellow with Internews. In 2021 she was awarded a grant by the prestigious National Foundation for India (NFI) to report on the agri-insurance sector. She investigated how farmers were paid seven times less compensation despite 100% crop loss under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), a government program.
She is the Global Nutrition and Food Security reporting fellow with the International Centre for Journalists, where she is investigating starvation amid the pandemic. She is also a member of the Reporters’ Collective, a group of investigative journalists based in India.
Her special projects include a three-part series on the aftermath of Article 370 abrogation from the border towns of Kashmir. She has also done extensive reportage on the modus operandi of the right-wing trolls on the internet.
She has reported on the drug epidemic in Himachal Pradesh. Her report on the third-degree torture subjected to inmates at the drug rehab centers in Himachal Pradesh led to the closure of such facilities.
She is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, and has previously worked for the Hindustan Times, where she was awarded Editors’ Excellence awards for on-the-spot reporting. She also holds an honours degree in psychology from Panjab University.