Nikhila Henry is a Special Correspondent with The Hindu. She has reported on youth, student affairs, social welfare and gender struggles for over a decade. In 2016 she compiled and edited Rohith Vemula’s Facebook posts into a book, Caste is Not a Rumour. In her recent book, The Ferment: Youth Unrest in India (2018) she defines youth unrest as a challenge to India as a nation and its collective conscience. The book is a trip through the lives of young leaders and protesters who live in a divided India. She was a fellow of the United States International Visitor Leadership Programme.