Ankita Dwivedi Johri


Murder at School: The crime that shook the Capital also changed two families forever
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

A seven year-old killed in a school washroom, a 16 year old ‘afraid of exams’ arrested. The crime that shook the Capital also changed two families forever, one of them unseen. Six months later, The Indian Express on the boys that were, and a tragedy that endures.

Behind the baaja, baraat, bandwallahs lives remain unseen in glitter
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The Delhi Band Association (DBA), which has its office in Chandni Chowk, was established in the early ’70s. Around 18 bands from Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh are part of the DBA.

Ahead of harvest, memory of rotting potatoes in 2017 leaves farmers ‘nervous’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Hathras, west UP; one of the top three potato-producing districts in India

‘Ram, Sita work the hardest, must get the money’
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Ashish Tyagi, who hails from Budhana village in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district and has often essayed the role of Sita, says the money could help him with his MBA.

Losing It: The internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

From YouTube dieticians to online hucksters of miracle diets, the internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues. But how do you know it is not playing you?

When love hits a wall: Little has changed for couples at Haryana ‘safe homes’
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The Supreme Court has said that an adult boy or girl should have the right to marry anyone they choose, without any panchayat, family or society, having a say. Haryana set up 23 ‘safe homes’ for couples fighting all of the above seven years ago.

Duped in marriage con, would-be grooms: ‘Na biwi, na sona’
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

On day of ‘wedding’, 33 men in Haryana, most of them workers and farmers, realised they had been duped by Delhi woman.

Divorced, remarried & murdered; no tears for Shabana
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

A 32-year-old was brutally killed, allegedly by her husband, in Bijnor district of UP last month. But no tears are being shed there for the woman, who was divorced, remarried, and returned.

‘They thought only boys campaign on bikes… woh soch badal gayi’
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Video of women campaigning in Aligarh Muslim University goes viral, winners say they want to break stereotypes

Champa Chameli in Muzaffarnagar
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

The producer of the film had to go to the Supreme Court to find a release, after some fears of trouble. Here on a Wednesday afternoon, only the action scenes and an item number in the ‘love story set against the 2013 riots’ stirs the audience

Padmavati controversy: Suraj Pal Amu doubled bounty for Deepika and says she is one of his favourite actors
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

This is not the first time that Amu, who has a BA and a degree in law and is a member of the Bar Council of Punjab And Haryana, has been part of such a protest.

On November 7, Moradabad recorded highest levels on pollution scale, but few were looking
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Last week, as Delhi’s polluted air made international headlines, less than 200 km away, the lone automatic air monitoring station in this city in western Uttar Pradesh recorded an AQI of 500 — the highest on the scale.

Smoke and mirrors: Punjab, Haryana farmers say why they burn stubble
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Rising air pollution in Delhi has once again turned the heat on paddy farmers in Punjab and Haryana, who burn stubble in their fields around this time to ready it for the next wheat crop. The Indian Express tells their side of the story

Tourist numbers down, Fatehpur Sikri worried over ‘lapkas’
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Are they touts harassing tourists or young boys desperate to earn a living? The attack on a Swiss couple has raised several uncomfortable questions.

In Uttar Pradesh, a Dalit woman, her unborn child killed for ‘defiling’ bucket
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Of the 3,313 residents of Khetalpur Bhansoli village (2011 Census), locals say, at least 30 per cent are Dalits. Mahesh Kumar (45), a Dalit, admits to frequent fights with upper castes in the village

Where we belong: The fight of Parsi women in interfaith marriages
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Why Parsi women in inter-faith marriages are fighting for their rightful place in the community.

500 Notes and a Wedding: Why the north Indian groom wears a garland of money
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

A customary part of the groom’s trousseau in several communities in north India, the money garlands this year have been tucked away in the back out of “fear”, say the shopkeepers.

Bandar se Raavan tak: A day in the life of Budhana’s Ramleela
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

An angry ‘sage’, demons tripping over wires, a showstopper frog and in the midst of it all, over 50 people putting together a 13-day Ramleela. In Budhana, a UP tehsil where a row erupted last year over Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing a part, the show goes on.

Inside the dera
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases has hit at the heart of his 1,000-acre Sirsa dera, now largely emptied of its followers. What’s left though is an unshakable faith in their Baba.

Nagina Online
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The tension in this Mewat village unfolded like a now familiar story. A video on Facebook led to a public beating, then another on WhatsApp made the assault viral. The Indian Express goes to find out what happens to a village, one of India’s most backward, when social media comes in — and discovers it back on its phones