Neha Mathews
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Neha Mathews

Journalist. Interested in covering under-reported stories through a gender, sexuality, disability rights and privacy lens.


Silence Enables Abuse

News story that covers a lecture aimed to dispell myths and raise awareness about child sexual abuse

- / November 2017

On-the-spot Laughs

A short profile of the improv comedy troupe The Improvisers

The Hindu / July 2016

Speaking Up

A feature piece on the Balavidyalaya School for the Deaf and their transformative methods for teaching children with hearing disabilities.

- / March 2018

The Irulas and the Art of the Hunt

Feature story about the the Irula tribe in Kosavanpudur village, Vellore and how their tradition of hunting has evolved after the Wildlife Protection Act made their primary occupation, snake-catching, illegal.

- / January 2018

The (mobile) games women play

Looking at the large demographic of women in India that fuel the mobile gaming sector and dissecting what the term 'gamer' entails

Deep Dives / October 2016

Mainstreaming the gender revolution

A profile of KrantiKali, a start up that aims to bring about a gender revolution in a country that doesn't yet know it needs one

The Hindu / June 2016

In praise of indie music

A talk with the folks behind 'Fangirl', the funniest new indie music newsletter on the block

The Hindu / July 2016

Forming a circle of support

A profile on 'The Circle', a support group for sexual assault victims and gender issues

The Hindu / January 2017

Winds of social change

An interview with designer Mandeep Negi and the Kranti NGO prior to their collaboration at Lakme Fashion Week

The Hindu / February 2017

Game for Pokémon

An overview of the massively popular mobile game Pokémon GO and its effect on the Indian audience

India Today / July 2016 / [Pdf , 715 KB]

The Funny Four

A profile of the comedy outfit- Them Boxer Shorts

The Hindu / July 2016

Over the Counter, Under the Table

An investigative piece about abortion pills being sold over the counter and why that may be the safer option for women's reproductive health- co-written with Vishwam Sankaran

- / April 2018

No Justice for Juveniles

Multimedia, analysis piece which argues that amending the Juvenile Justice Act to reduce the age at which juveniles can be tried as adults is counter-productive and a blow for child rights

- / December 2017

Spreading Awareness

An interview with disability and gender rights activist Nidhi Goyal about her stand up comedy career

The Hindu / July 2016

Take Back the City

Tracing the booming street art culture in India

Juice (Jabong) / May 2015 / [Pdf , 970 KB]

State of the Arts

A look at the city's popular museums and their work towards increasing their relevancy

On Stage (NCPA) / May 2014 / [Pdf , 1.07 MB]

Notes From India

A profile on the Paranjoti Academy Chorus, India's premiere choir

On Stage (NCPA) / March 2015 / [Pdf , 829 KB]

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