Monica is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She writes on technology, development and gender and specializes in longform and multimedia stories. Her story on how technology is reshaping sex trafficking in rural Bengal won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Media Award in 2020. In 2019, she won the Impact Journalism Grant for her story linking witch-hunting to the assertion of land rights by indigenous women.
She is engaged in working on journalism with two other journalists who specialise in gender, marginalisation and ecology reporting to feature these three topics in articles.