Deepak Tiwari

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Deepak Tiwari is an Indian reporter, Special Correspondent of The Week magazine. He lives in Bhopal, where he covers the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. However, he has also covered news stories by visiting countries like United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand outside India. Inside India, he has written news-stories from Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.[1]

His story on abuse of dalit women in Panchayati Raj fetched him prestigious Sarojini Naidu Prize 2002 for best reporting on Women in Panchayati Raj. The award carries a cash prize of Rs Two Lakh and is given every year to development journalists.[2]

His story on missing tribal girls from central India got him United Nation Development Program (UNDP) award. Tiwari is also a recipient of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Puruskar, Jagat Pathak Patrakarita Puruskar, Prashant Samman.[3]

He was born in village Dhana of Sagar district. His schooling was done at St Joseph Convent School and Central School, Sagar. He did his journalism degree with gold medal from Dr HS Gour University, Sagar and his journalistic career in 1993 from All India Radio.

He also worked for Press Trust of India (PTI) New Delhi, MP Chronicle and Free Press news papers in Bhopal.

With The Week magazine The Week (Indian magazine) he has written number of stories expressing concern over the plight of women and weaker section of society.

His stories have been earthy with a human touch. A feature film Devaki, made in 2004, was based on one his story of women being auctioned in tribal society.

His book on political history of Madhya Pradesh titled Rajneetinama Madhya Pradesh Rajnetaon Ke Kisse(1956-2003) has been published in December 2013.[4]


ISBN-13 9789382518495 Publisher Indra Publishing Published Date 2013 Pages 354

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