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Usha Rai, bulk: 2022-03-10, 2022-03-16

Identifier: OH-003-9


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2022-03-10, 2022-03-16



Usha Rai is a veteran journalist who began her career by working as a journalist with The Times of India. She then went on to work for The Indian Express and Hindustan Times. For over 40 years, she was a pioneer in reporting on women’s issues, health, environment and development. For the Times of India and the Indian Express she has covered several international conferences like the Earth Summit at Rio, The World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, and The International Development Conference, Copenhagen. Some of the organisations she has done work for are the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, India, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Development Fund for Women, Plan India, ActionAid and Aga Khan Foundation. She has written the text for coffee table books on Taj Mahal, Vijayanagaram Empire and Khajuraho by Raghu Rai. Other books she has contributed to are The Wonderful World of Wall Paintings, Man Mettle and Steel and A Fragrant Journey of 50 Years. She is the recipient of awards like the Chameli Devi Jain Award, FAO Science Writers Award, Media India Award and the Stree Shakti Lifetime Achievement Award. She currently works as a media and communication consultant. She does freelance work and contributes to The Hindu Business Line, The Asian Age, The Hindu, The Sunday Guardian and The Tribune.


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