Rashmi Saksena - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
1:15 pm
Naale Baa

Women in Conflict Zones

Barkha Dutt, Jasmina Tesanovic, Paro Anand, Rashmi Saksena with Humra Quraishi

Day 2
3:30 pm
The Red Couch

Women and War

Jasmina Tesanovic and Rashmi Saksena


Rashmi Saksena, author ‘ She Goes to War: Women Militants of India’.
Veteran journalist Rashmi Saksena is a pioneer amongst women newsgatherers in India. She joined the Hindustan Times (Delhi) in 1971 and was the third women reporter in the city. From being the first crime reporter she moved on to cover politics, foreign affairs besides gender issues. She has done challenging assignments from covering surrender of dacoits, elections, insurgencies, international events and women related topics. She has exclusives to her credit in each field. Rashmi has reported for the Telegraph from Sri Lanka and worked in the Delhi bureau of Sunday,Sunday Mail and The Week. Currently she is the Consulting Editor of The Hitavada. Rashmi has won several awards for reporting.