Tora Agarwala


I am an independent journalist covering India’s north-east. Till the summer of 2023, I reported on this vibrant but turbulent region for The Indian Express, one of the country’s foremost dailies.

I write on a diversity of subjects: from culture to politics, and everything in between. These include — but are not limited to — the very urgent themes of identity, citizenship, migration and displacement in India’s north-eastern frontier.

My work has received several journalism awards, including the prestigious
Ramnath Goenka (Excellence in Journalism) Award 2020.

While the narrative longform feature is my favourite journalistic form, half a decade at a daily newspaper means I am more than comfortable working on breaking stories.

For insight and stories from my neck of the woods, get in touch!


Selected Works