About Us

BehanBox is a digital media platform for gender journalism. We tell underreported stories of women, gender diverse persons and other invisible groups at the intersection of data, policy and law. From the local to national level, we analyse and report on critical issues with a gender lens with the objective to influence gender equality and accountability in policy making.

Our reportage and analysis focuses on (but not limited to) women’s political and economic participation, climate change, land and property rights and all forms of gender-based violence.

We partner with local women journalists and collectives for sustained reporting of untold stories of women especially from semi-urban and rural India.

Our Team

Bhanupriya Rao

Bhanupriya is the founder of Behanbox. She has been an independent researcher and journalist on gender, governance and social justice. She is a passionate advocate for Open data and Right to Information and has worked globally across Asia, Africa and Europe on furthering transparency, accountability and democratic governance.

Srinivas K

Srini is co-founder of Behanbox. He has over 20+ years experience across the corporate and social sectors in capability building, running global operations, building and scaling-up products, services and programmes across Asia and Europe.

Pragnya Reddy

Pragnya is a data analyst and researcher at BehanBox. She has 2 years experience as  data analytics and applications developer. She holds a Masters degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi is the communications specialist at Behanbox. An absolute extrovert, she loves social media and design but her life revolves around dogs and food- mainly dogs. She’s also a regular dog feeder and a dog rescuer.

Bhanu K

Bhanu is a technologist with interests in data, society, and technology. He’s an advocate for communication of public data and a co-organizer of data storytellers meetups. He’s good at software prototyping and development, data analysis and visualization, technical writing. Read more on his personal blog.
He’s a data consultant with BehanBox.


We partner with Chitrakoot collective for ground reportage on women from Bundelkhand and other districts of Uttar Pradesh. We collaborated with the collective for our ongoing podcast “Local Diaries: Untold Stories of Women”

Chitrakoot Collective is a young collective of feminist journalists telling multimedia stories of gender and inequality from the ground up in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh. The collective was founded by feminist journalists Meera Jatav (co-founder of Khabar Lahariya) in Chitrakoot, Rizwana Tabassum in Varanasi, and Priyanka K in Delhi.