Rukmini S is an independent data journalist based in Chennai. She was the first Data Editor of The Hindu and HuffPost India. She writes on socio-economic and political issues, with a focus on inequality, gender and caste. She is a recipient of a Likho Award in 2019, an Honourable Mention at the Chameli Devi Jain Awards for Outstanding Women Journalists in 2020, and an Emergent Ventures Covid-19 India Prize in 2020.
Recorded online in March as a part of the speaker series for our latest issue on gender and development, Rukmini spoke to the cohort about ‘Gender Data in India: Reading Between The Lines’, covering what data can tell us about gender disparities, and what it cannot.