Common Ground,

In-depth reporting on the stories that bind us.

The Common Ground project by is inspired by our belief that there is more to our shared life than the divisive politics that characterises our times. Away from the high-decibel debates in the news are important stories that need to be told about our neglected commons: areas like health, education, work, gender, land and climate. We want to investigate these stories on the ground and bring them to you with depth, verve and nuance. We have three award-winning reporters on board: Aarefa Johari, Ishan Kukreti and Johanna Deeksha. And we’ll be working with independent journalists around India. Ajay Krishnan, who has many years of experience with shaping in-depth reporting, joins us as Contributing Editor on the project.


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