Ankita Dwivedi Johri

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It’s time to talk. Period
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

As per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), 2015-16, rural Madhya Pradesh fares the worst in the country in menstrual health management, with only 26.4 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 24 using hygienic methods.

A day in the life of a TTE on the Mahakoshal Express: Ticket hai?
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Last month, a TTE was fined Rs 25,000 as a reserved seat was taken by force. For Narayan, almost every negotiation on a train is about seats, including own. A day in the life of Ram Narayan, 27, a Travelling Ticket Examiner on the Mahakoshal Express

Adil, Lashkar man in Valley, is Sandeep Sharma from UP
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Police arrested Sandip Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, in connection with the case. He was also allegedly part of the LeT group that ambushed a police patrol and killed six security personnel, including SHO Firoz Dar.

Stunt gone wrong, teen made 26 phone calls from pit before death
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

At Khati’s two-room, rundown home in Kurar, his mother Poonam, 45, and father Mam Chand, 44, a daily wager, are struggling to come to terms with their son’s death. Khati was the eldest of Chand’s three children, including another 14-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter.

The Motorcycle Diaries
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

As the sun goes down and neon lights come on, in melas across country, a small community of men and women take their lives into their hands. As the death of one of them in Odisha makes it to the Internet, and leads to arrests, The Indian Express goes looking for a Maut ka Kuan

A Fairy Tale for Rebel Girls
Sun, May 28, 2017

For the girls of Haryana’s Gothra village, whose protest forced the state government to upgrade their school, ambitions aren’t curtailed by lack of opportunities alone.

Rohtak rape victim in child care institute
Tue, May 23, 2017

“Since the victim’s mother is not willing to take care of the child, so in the interest of the child, the CWC decided to send her to a CCI,” said Dr Raj Singh Sangwan, Chairman, CWC, Rohtak.

Rohtak rape case: 10-yr-old rape victim undergoes abortion, doctors say stable
Fri, May 19, 2017

The victim was administered the abortion medicine on Wednesday and her condition is being closely monitored by the doctors at the hospital.

Rohtak: Abortion cleared for child rape victim, her mother has a worry
Wed, May 17, 2017

Stepfather is accused; Rohtak mother asks: If he goes to jail, who will take care of my children, I need to think about their future too.

A day in the life of women of Madaura, told not to use phones
Sun, May 14, 2017

Men are agreed: “Our women don’t need phones”. Women are confused: “When did we ever have one?”

Harvard Club Of India Polls: New India team wants to work with govt on policymaking
Tue, May 02, 2017

The new president of the club, Anirudh Suri, 34, who won uncontested, says the role of the new team is to reach out to a “broader community” and be of value to the government.

PFA’s Haryana chief says he trained Delhi suspects, had worked under Maneka Gandhi
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

“I was asked by Mrs Maneka Gandhi to conduct the training then. I remember during the exercise we had caught a truck carrying brushes made of mongoose hair," Kadyan told The Indian Express.

‘Don’t tweak fans, provide a family-like environment’
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The Kota Hostel Association has decided to install sensors and springs in ceiling fans in hostel rooms, to check the rising number of suicides in the city.

‘What love jihad? Have been targeted as I am a Muslim’
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, meanwhile, had a different version.

What’s India drinking
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The Supreme Court ban on liquor vends within 500 m of highways comes amid a growing clamour for prohibition. But from toddy to whiskey, country liquor to IMFL and beer to, more recently, wine — we are knocking it all down.

Branded: Firms pulling Youtube advertising after ads appear next to extremist videos
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

More firms are pulling the plug on YouTube advertising, after their ads appeared next to extremist content. But given how it sources ads, and how many ads it sources, is Google doing enough?

Kota: To check suicides, hostels plan to tweak ceiling fans
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The initiative has received a mixed response from hostel owners, students and the district administration.

Haryana: Villagers sent for DNA tests in gangrape story with no victim or witness
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The list for Hasanpur village, accessed by The Indian Express, is a handwritten note with no official stamp or signature.

Uttarakhand ‘Death in custody’: 16-year-old cried for two days, says family; died hours after FIR against him
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

An FIR was registered naming him in a case of elopement. Hours later, the 16-year-old was found dead.

Occupy DUSU
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

In this season of protest marches, DU’s Students’ Union office serves as a space for strategising, venting anger against “anti-nationals” and, above all, as a shelter from the heat outside

A meal’s journey
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

This is not the first time that the Delhi mid-day meal programme has come under scrutiny.

Kalkaji temple row: Sisters agree to out of court settlement, to get Rs 6 lakh each
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

As far as the right to offer ‘puja’ and ‘sewa’ is concerned, Kumari said “they will think about the issue later”. “The matter has been sorted.

In Mirchpur, a race leads to clashes, many caste narratives
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The 17-year-old was the first Dalit from the village to win the race, which had 35 participants, mostly upper castes from 10-15 villages nearby.

Wedding entertainment industry: Behind the gloss, risks of a dancer
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI travels with a dance orchestra to a village in the interiors of Allahabad, the heart of the wedding entertainment industry.

Back on Mewat roadside, biryani vendors run into cash crunch
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Nearly 50 families of the Qureshi community cooked biryani at home and sold it from thelas in Doha, Mewat.

How a small outlet may recharge Delhi’s iconic grocery retail chain
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Safal lessons from Pitampura: new look, approach

Mewat gangrape: After rape, the long, lonely battle
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Mewat victim has had to leave home, her husband has lost his job. Their only hope is justice will be swift

Deepak Gola ki shaadi: weddings must now factor in ‘black money’
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Across Chandni Chowk, the one-stop shop for all things matrimonial, The Sunday Express joins a 22-year-old as he sets off with a little band, a little baaja and a little baraat. Photographs: Tashi Tobgyal

Delhi’s most vulnerable, in Delhi’s most polluted
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

“Pollution” got Sunny and Rani a day off from school last week, they are not sure what that means, for their mother juggling multiple things at once, the bad air is just an added concern, without answers.

Farm suicide to bad loans: RNG award stories, 2015
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the chief guest at the event, presented the awards to 37 journalists, who told their stories the way they should be — simply, factually.

China to Chandni Chowk: shopkeepers in Old Delhi are treading with caution
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

With a week to go for Diwali, their best time of the year, shopkeepers in Old Delhi are treading with caution over calls to ‘boycott’ Chinese goods.

There have been many rejections in my life, this is a small one, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

Pointing to a roof across his house, where his relatives live, he says they were some of his biggest dectractors when he dropped out of his M.Sc course in Baroda to join the National School of Drama.

Shiv Sena’s success in Uttar Pradesh: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is forced out of Ram Leela
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Siddiqui, who hails from Budhana, has been on a vacation in his hometown and had got in touch with the Ram Leela committee to be part of the production.

The death of a family: Tracing the lives of the Bansals
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Over two nights, separated by two months, an officer accused of corruption, his wife and two children committed suicide in Delhi. As CBI is accused of “harassing” the family to death, Ankita Dwivedi Johri traces the lives of the Bansals.

Family claims harassment by CBI drove Bansals to suicide
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Day after suicide, B K Bansal and his son cremated in Hisar. Pawan Bansal, B K Bansal’s elder brother, accused the CBI of forcing his brother and his family to take the extreme step.

‘Bad Mom’: Scrutiny celebrity mothers — never the dads — have to often put up with
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Last week Chelsea Clinton missed her daughter’s first day of pre-school to campaign for her mother Hillary. To this “transgression”, some reactions were downright spiteful.