In the countryside, where most poor people live and most babies are born, there’s quite a different story
Jun 08, 2013
Bali is exotic, stunning – and overrun with tourists. But a two-hour boat ride away is Gili Meno, a tiny island paradise where cars are outlawed, turtles outnumber tourists and the WiFi is wonderfully unreliable
May 25, 2013
Relations with its larger neighbour, and future of the disputed territory of Kashmir, are a huge domestic political issue for Pakistan
May 20, 2013
May 11, 2013
Indian woman, whose daughter burned to death, fought for decades to have case against her son-in-law dealt with by the courts
May 06, 2013
Furor over marriage between castes a blunt reminder that the old and new co-exist in an often painful way
Apr 28, 2013
We may feel guilty about the workers trapped in the latest catastrophe, but those wages give women hope where often there is little
Apr 26, 2013
Latest protests sparked by case of a 5-year-old sexually assaulted and left for dead in a locked room
Apr 24, 2013
My late father was a devout Catholic, and admirer of hers. In his honour, I’d take my family on a quick pilgrimage
Apr 05, 2013
Since her election, Chhavi Rajawat has gained a national reputation by turning a ‘backward’ village into a showcase for progress
Apr 02, 2013
Stephanie Nolen is the Globe's South Asia correspondent. She has reported from more than 40 countries and is a five-time winner of the National Newspaper Award for coverage that has taken her from war zones to AIDS clinics to camel races, and a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Media Award.
Stephanie Nolen is the South Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail.
After years as a roving correspondent that included coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ms. Nolen moved to Johannesburg in 2003 to open a new bureau for the Globe, to report on what she believed was the world's biggest uncovered story, Africa's AIDS pandemic. She won four national newspaper awards for her work in Africa, for coverage of AIDS, and for stories on the wars and humanitarian crises in Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. Her book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa won the 2007 PEN 'Courage' Award and was nominated for the 2007 Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction. A national bestseller in Canada, it has been published in nine countries and six languages. While in Africa, she also won the Markwell Media Award from the International Society of Political Psychologists, for her "combination of creative brilliance, humanitarian compassion, personal courage, and the relentless pursuit of truth."
In 2008, she moved to New Delhi, to open a Globe bureau there. She won a fifth National Newspaper Award for coverage of India's crisis of child malnutrition in her first year there. Working across South Asia, she has also reported on issues including the final days of the Tamil Tigers and the civil war in Sri Lanka; and humanitarian crises in Pakistan stemming from natural disasters and the rise of Islamist extremism.
Before joining the Globe in 1998, she was based in the Middle East and wrote for publications including Newsweek and the Independent of London. Ms. Nolen is also the author of Promised the Moon: the Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race (Penguin, 2002) and Shakespeare's Face (Random House, 2002), which has been published in seven countries to date.
Ms. Nolen holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King's College in Halifax and a Master of Science in development economics from the London School of Economics in England. She has been recognized with honorary doctorates in civil laws from King's (2009) and Guelph University (2010).
She lives with her partner and their two children in New Delhi, where she is making slow progress with lessons in Hindi, her fifth language.