Hardlook 2018

Hardlook 2018 News

Diphtheria deaths: What makes children vulnerable to disease that can be prevented by vaccination

In the last four months, over 60 children have died of diphtheria in Delhi’s Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital. The Indian Express tracked down their families to understand what makes children vulnerable to a disease that can be prevented by vaccination.

Gurgaon: Kundli-Manesar expressway inauguration today

The Kundli-Manesar stretch of the Western Peripheral Expressway being inaugurated today will connect with its Eastern counterpart to form a circle around the capital that, experts and stakeholders predict, will ease the horrors of congestion and pollution.


Hardlook — Public transport: Bus stopped

20 years after the Supreme Court said the capital must have at least 10,000 buses, the figures remain woefully short of target. With bolstering public transport being one of AAP’s major poll promises, The Indian Express looks at how the government plans to address the shortfall

Workplace Injuries: Rage Against The Machine

Somya Lakhani meets the untrained and under-equipped factory workers who have lost fingers to accidents on the job, and discovers the obstacles on the road to recovery

Hardlook — Charges against AAP MLAs: How the cases fell

Over the last five months, 19 of 22 cases filed against AAP by security agencies have ended in discharge or acquittal. The Indian Express analyses the judgments to discover why

Hardlook: When a river swells

What does it take to move 20,000 people without bringing the city to a halt? As the Yamuna waters rise and recede yet again, The Indian Express heads to the floodplains to discover tales of bravery, fear and loss.


Shahberi buildings collapse: Hurriedly finished, patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system

Dream homes for Rs 20 lakh, a 10-minute drive to Delhi, and amenities to rival posh high-rises — Shahberi promised it all. The reality, though, is a quagmire of hurriedly finished buildings with patchy roads and a dysfunctional sewage system, in a village that defies jurisdiction.

Delhi tree felling: Death by a thousand cuts

Over the last two weeks, the capital rallied to save its trees — and won. But with compensatory plantation often falling short of target and ‘inferior’ trees being planted, the issue is far from over.

Hardlook — Water scarcity in Delhi is playing out in many ways this year

From a court battle between Delhi and Haryana to angry exchanges between neighbours — water scarcity in the capital is playing out in many ways this year. The Indian Express takes stock of the worst-hit areas, where life revolves around when the water tanker will arrive

AAP govt’s dharna for statehood: How the demand for autonomy played out in the past

A Chief Minister on protest, an embattled bureaucracy and a case in Supreme Court — the AAP govt’s pitch for statehood has many moving parts. The Indian Express look at how the demand for autonomy has played out in the past, and where different parties have stood on it.