Veteran journalist Rashmi Saksena is a pioneer amongst women newsgatherers. She became Delhi’s first woman crime reporter when she joined the Hindustan Times in 1971. She has worked with The Sunday Mail, The Telegraph and The Week. She is currently Consulting Editor of The Hitavada and on the Editorial Advisory Board of India Review & Analysis, a journal of the think tank, Society for Policy Studies. Her awards include the Prabha Dutt Memorial Award for Balanced Reporting, the Lions Club Award for reporting on the Punjab insurgency and the Women of Substance Award for Journalism by Ryan Foundation.