Afsana Rashid Bhat is a Srinagar-based journalist. Covering social and political affairs, her reports have been widely acclaimed. She has been awarded a number of fellowships and awards. She has been to Cardiff, London, Amsterdam and Kathmandu and has attended many workshops, seminars and conventions in India and abroad. She received her master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Kashmir (2000-01) and post-graduate diploma in rural development, IGNOU (1999).