Nikhila Henry is a journalist based in Hyderabad who 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-Online diary of Rohith Vemula, for Juggernaut books. Her first book, The Ferment-Youth Unrest in India published by Pan Macmillan India released in September, 2018. The book argues that the wave of youth protests, agitations, and marches that gripped India in the last few years were not, sporadic, isolated, or piecemeal. Rather, they were an organized effort against a fractured, unforgiving, and deeply discriminatory society. In the book which features Rohith Vemula, Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mevani, Chandrashekar 'Ravan' Azad among others like Burhan Wani in the simmering Kashmir, insurgent leaders in the Northeast and rebels in the Red corridor, she defines youth unrest as a challenge to India as a nation and its collective conscience. The Ferment is a trip through the lives of young leaders and protesters who live in a divided India.
Nikhila's reporting career started with The Times of India where she worked for close to a decade. Currently she works as a Special Correspondent with The Hindu in Hyderabad. She was also a fellow of the United State's International Visitor Leadership Programme in 2012.