Debojit Dutta

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Debojit Dutta leads IDR’s editorial features and is responsible for commissioning and producing content across its various verticals. He also leads IDR’s Northeast Media Fellowship and set up the author payment fund that compensates contributors from underserved backgrounds. He has previously worked in editorial roles with Sahapedia, The Quint, and The Sunday Guardian, and founded the literary webzine Antiserious. His writings have appeared in publications such as Himal Southasian,, and The Wire.

Articles by Debojit Dutta

Dan Levy from Schitt's Creek-nonprofit humour

May 6, 2024
Honest reactions to your appraisal conversation
If only you could say what was really on your mind.
workers mining coal

March 19, 2024
Why coal communities are more worried about land than jobs
Community members in the coal mining districts of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand explain why the just transition plan in India should focus on giving the land back to the locals.
pakalu papito serious pakalu papito smiling--nonprofit humour

February 12, 2024
The uncles we encounter at every social sector conference
All the characters and events depicted in this article are fictitious. Any resemblance to a person living or dead is purely coincidental.
A baby chick on a laptop_nonprofit humour

November 20, 2023
Spam emails that we would click on: Part II
Click, cry, repeat.
a dog looking at a laptop_nonprofit humour

August 28, 2023
Spam emails that we would click on
And we think you would too.
An e-rickshaw on the road in South Delhi

July 20, 2023
Photo essay: E-rickshaw drivers ferry India’s electric dream
While e-rickshaws are being promoted as Delhi–NCR’s sustainable mode of transport, their drivers battle waterlogged roads, documentation challenges, and high charging costs.
maya sharma illustration--feminist activism

July 11, 2023
IDR Interviews | Maya Sharma
A pioneer of queer and feminist movements in India, Maya Sharma sheds light on the intersectionality of gender, geography, class, and sexuality.
himesh reshammiya in black-tie attire--nonprofit humour

June 19, 2023
When Badass Ravikumar is your boss
If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
women sitting with piles of clothes in front of them--pheriwalis

June 15, 2023
Photo essay: The traditional upcyclers of India
As India embraces sustainable fashion, there’s a need to focus on the traditional upcyclers from the Devipujak community who are struggling for income, health, and dignity.
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