Ankita Dwivedi Johri


To the top of the class: After Tina Dabi’s success, more Dalit students feel confident of cracking the UPSC exam
Sun, May 22, 2016

For scores of Dalit students preparing to crack the UPSC exam in Delhi, Tina Dabi’s recent success is cause for celebration.

Two detained for Kota student’s death
Sun, May 15, 2016

Satyarth died on the spot while another coaching student from Bihar Sandeep Kumar (18), also sustained knife wounds in the attack.

1,587 failures in Delhi’s most crowded govt school: Inquiry panel finds ‘no error’ in checking, blames infrastructure
Tue, May 03, 2016

During the four-hour inquiry at the school, the members found “lack of infrastructure” and “over-crowding” to be the main reasons for the poor performance of students.

The state of affairs at New Delhi’s most crowded government school
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Over 1,500 students who failed in the exams are back in their old classrooms, further increasing the numbers in those sections: over 150 students each in the 14 sections for Class IX and XI.

The long and short of it
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

In Bhutan, a maverick saint’s legacy has taken over the walls of a small village.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: What makes it the world’s best hotel (video)
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

What does it take to transform the world’s second-largest private residence to ‘the best hotel in the world’? A look beyond the tranquil environs and lavender-diffused air at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Anybody can dance: The story of dancers, their dreams and disappointments
Sun, Feb 21, 2016

That’s the faith that keeps driving thousands of aspirants to dance academies across India and to auditions in cities from where most go back disappointed.

Walking the line: A night in the life of trackmen
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Members of Ghaziabad’s Cold Weather Patrolling team, their duty entails a nightly bout against fog — dodging trains, grime and hoodlums

A day in life of parents of a child receiving R-Day bravery award posthumously
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Rekha and Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe’s son Gaurav died saving friends from drowning. Their first trip to Delhi is overwhelming in ways more than one

Eyes on the odds: A day in the life of a volunteer working to implement Delhi’s odd-even policy
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Nagma Abbasi, 21, is among the people you see on the roads of Delhi these days, handing out roses to traffic violators, ensuring people follow rules

Let’s fly: A day in the life of Anil Sood, a kabootarbaaz in Old Delhi
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

A contest in Agra was stopped on grounds of ‘cruelty’ to pigeons. For ustads such as Sood, the game popularised by Mughals keeps them thriving.

Moving 2016: Neighbourhood
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.

Moving 2016: Wars
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

2015 was the year of migrants. To mark 2016, The Sunday Express tracks 16 people who moved home in 2015, some of them in public glare, some just a footnote in India’s internal migrants story, to begin new lives.

‘Blankets have been saviours, Bible strength’
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Simon Ashraf has a Masters in Economics and, while leaving Kabul, his degree was one of the first things he packed.

My family went to Sweden, I chose India where I felt more accepted: A Syrian refugee
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

The 32-year-old first came to India from Homs, a city in western Syria, in 2011, when he enrolled for a Masters in English Literature at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi.

Caught off guard: What’s so special about Okhla’s Harkesh Nagar?
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Delhi’s biggest heist brings the dingy Harkesh Nagar in Okhla into focus.

Rs 22.5-crore loot, the aftermath: Delhi rent beyond reach, family of heist accused may head home to Uttar Pradesh
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Cash logistics company driver Pradeep Kumar Shukla’s arrest on charges of executing an audacious Rs 22.5-crore heist 10 days ago has torn apart his family’s plans for life in Delhi.

Expert committee: Set up body to regulate entrance coaching centres
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

The report, which was submitted to the HRD Ministry on November 5 this year, pegs the rough estimate of the revenues of the coaching industry at Rs 24,000 crore per year.

‘School system is the reason why Kota will remain necessary evil’
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The reason, they say, is a combination of factors that makes this education hub a mandatory stopover for those chasing a seat in top-notch engineering and medical courses.

Not just suicide spike, police red-flag drugs, gangs, fake abductions
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Cannabis and smack are easily available at most paan shops. The seniors who supply them are also aspirants who have come to Kota after completing their Class 12 years ago.

Kota coaching factory – Panic calls: 14-hr days, morning nightmares
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The Indian Express monitored several calls to piece together the nature of stress and the complaints coming in, mostly from students linked to the top five institutes — Allen, Resonance, Bansal, Vibrant and Career Point.

Inside Kota coaching factory – Why an 18-yr-old signs off her note: ‘Mein aaj apni life khatam karti hoon’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

On the night of October 31, eight days before she was to reach home for Diwali, Anjali Anand scribbled these lines on a sheet of paper before hanging herself from the window of her hostel room at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Kota.

Conflict of other businesses challenge before media: Arun Jaitley at #RNGAwards
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, who was the chief guest at the function on Monday, gave away awards to 57 journalists who went the extra mile for their stories.

Sun, Nov 01, 2015

For decades, the Bagadias of Devipura, the Haryana village where a 14-year-old was found dead a day after he was questioned for allegedly stealing a pigeon, have kept these birds as pets.

One hack of a vehicle
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

In 2012, the Supreme Court, while taking suo motu cognisance of the fact that they plied on the roads, asked all states to apprise the court of the steps taken to ensure these vehicles went off the roads.

The cow keepers: Some cattle vigilante groups operating in Delhi and neighbouring states
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

They waylay trucks, set them on fire, beat up ‘offenders’, all in the name of the holy cow.

Delhi’s battle: A day in the life of a dengue ward
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

With over 700 patients, 500 beds and a shrinking blood bank, 50 doctors in a state-run hospital battle one of the Capital’s worst dengue outbreaks.

Bull for buffaloes: A day in the life of trucks carrying cattle through Delhi
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

In cow season, ‘policemen, NGOs, Hindu groups, villagers’, all stand in the way of trucks transporting cattle for slaughter across the Capital

Blame Game: Only two SPCA hospitals, one shut
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Lone functioning hospital says not its job to look after stray dogs

The robes are off
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

As Sachin Dutta, he ran a disco and owned at least eight real estate projects in Delhi’s suburbs. And then, he disappeared, only to emerge as Sachidanand Giri Maharaj, an avatar that lasted only a week. Nearly a month later, as stories swirl, there is still no sign of ‘builder baba’

Chargesheet filed in Rohtak sisters’ case
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The hearing in the case will begin from August 26 in the district court.

Big Picture: The Last Mile Boys
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

He is 24, BA in Hindi Literature, and more than 250 km away from home in UP. For Rs 10,500 a month, he tackles Delhi roads six days a week as part of the ecommerce industry’s nameless delivery force. Amid a protest by 400 online delivery staff in Mumbai, The Indian Express follows him for one day.

Checking into the ‘danger zone’
Sun, Aug 02, 2015

A school mini-bus accident provoked an outlash from Dy CM Sisodia, but little has changed since.

Writers, artists, professors come out on street: ‘Give our kids their school back’
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The protesters are accusing the school management of uprooting their children from a “place they loved and cherished” and causing them massive “emotional trauma”.

DUing the rounds
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Three sets of students from different parts of the country travel to one of the most sought-after universities, riding on hopes and soaring cut-offs.

Pope’s environment pitch
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

If present trends continue, this century may well witness extraordinary climate change and an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us, said Pope.