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Ankita Dwivedi Johri


How modern Indian matchmakers find partners for the young and the rich
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

With a little help from biodatas, counsellors and the alignment of stars.

Operation Legend Explained: Why Trump is sending a ‘surge’ of federal officers into US cities
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

With the US economy crippled by Covid-19 and several polls predicting his defeat, President Donald Trump has been promoting himself as the ‘law and order’ leader “bringing violent perpetrators to justice”.

On Call: A day with Delhi’s ambulance staff
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

In the hierarchy of frontline workers, ambulance staff rank among the lowest. As one of them dies in Tamil Nadu, The Indian Express spends a day with two on duty in Delhi, India’s worst-hit city.

In the dark, says Kargil, as tests delayed, China looms
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

“Earlier, we were sending most of our samples to the NCDC in Delhi. In June, the test results started getting delayed. Recently, we have begun sending samples to Chandigarh. We hope this will reduce delays,” says Dr Abdul Jalil, in-charge of the only dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Kargil, with 100 beds. As of June 24, 63 beds were occupied.

In deserted Kota, problems real and virtual
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

It had been a week since the first lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus was announced, and Kota, the thrumming nerve centre of the country’s coaching industry, had begun to feel the first effects of a slump.

Stranded for 2 months, no updates from govt, Indians in North Africa seek help
Fri, May 29, 2020

In neighbouring Algeria, nearly 150 Indians are seeking help from the government to return home.

Good News: Becoming parents during Covid times
Sun, May 24, 2020

While Covid-19 has forced a rewrite of almost every calendar, some plans stayed on course. For over a month and a half of the lockdown, The Indian Express has chronicled the parenthood journey of Mamata Dudi and Kailash Bajya: the bike rides to the clinic, the complications, a sudden 400-km trip to Rajasthan, a happy ending — and a new phase.

Bills piling up, 700 NRIs in India seek govt help to return to UAE
Fri, May 22, 2020

Connected through a WhatsApp group now, a large section of the NRIs are now in Maharashtra (165), Kerala (83), Tamil Nadu (75), apart from Karnataka (63), Delhi (42) and Gujarat (41).

Rationing water to few offs: Managing a police barricade in Jaipur’s hotspot
Sat, May 02, 2020

Jaipur is among the 13 urban centres that account for well over half the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Coronavirus outbreak: What’s on their plate?
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

For many of the migrants stuck in camps amidst the lockdown, home is often hundreds of kilometres away, a separation made worse by the lack of familiar food. Amidst protests over food in Surat, Kochi and elsewhere, The Sunday Express tells their stories over their meals in a day

UP buses cut across states to bring students home from Kota centres
Sat, Apr 18, 2020

The students will not be charged for transportation. “We will provide masks, food packets as well as water,” Gupta said.

Passes out of Kota scrapped, stranded students want to go home
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Sources in coaching institutes in Kota said that while the passes were initially issued at the collectorate, four days ago, the administration had, in a bid to prevent crowding at the district magistrate’s office, asked the coaching centres to collect applications from students who wished to go back to their home states.

Inside the COVID-19 ward
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

As the country remains in lockdown, with people barred from stepping out of their homes, a large army of doctors and nurses have been making their way to COVID wards each day and night, treating patients even as they fight their own fears.

‘Avoid WhatsApp forwards, the suggestions may be good, but won’t cure COVID-19’
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

Anugrah Pandya, who tested positive in early March, was hospitalised at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences in Greater Noida and his wife was moved to a hostel nearby.

The Recovered: Those who tested positive, yet battled coronavirus, and came out winning
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Hidden behind the grim statistics of death and mounting cases of COVID-19 is another heartwarming number: of those who tested positive, yet battled the virus and more, and came out winning. The Sunday Express tells their stories — from a choreographer in Bengaluru who can’t wait to get back to her dance studio to a student in Surat who used her time in isolation to reflect on life, family and friends

Coronavirus: Food helpline, apps help Kota students stay on track
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, most of Kota’s 1.5 lakh outstation students left the country’s coaching hub to return to their hometowns or find accommodations near their exam centres.

How women Army officers fought for their full job benefits
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Nearly 30 years after they first entered the Army, a Supreme Court order has entitled women officers to full job benefits, including command postings. The Indian Express sheds light on the long fight that led to this and the women who waged it, proving themselves “again and again”

Permanent commission for women officers: ‘Not about men or women officers, a fight for equality… granted that today’
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Supreme Court directed that women Army officers be considered for grant of Permanent Commission, a group of 12 officers, all petitioners in the case.

‘Life gives everyone a second chance’: Clinging to hope, they count the hours
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

At 6 am on February 1, Vinay, along with Mukesh Singh, 32, Akshay Singh, 31, and Pawan Gupta, 25, are slated to hang for the December 2012 Delhi gang rape.

Her fight: ‘What was my daughter’s role in world?’
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

As death warrant is issued for the accused in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case that shook a nation, Ankita Dwivedi Johri tells two stories of wait — a mother’s as she hopes to find closure after an agonising battle for justice, and that of families of the accused as they make a desperate cry for reprieve

From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

For years, they have fought the smaller battles at home. But as women from all classes and creeds occupy streets once considered unsafe, as their thunderous, peaceful presence bolsters the anti-CAA protests, as they face lathis and iron rods, they signal a new beginning.

Army has imprint on me, but my role in NBT is to facilitate experts: Lieutenant Colonel Yuvraj Malik
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Lt Col Malik’s appointment comes nearly a year after Sahitya Akademi-awardee writer Rita Chowdhury stepped down from the post.

We The People: ‘When police shot the rape accused in Hyderabad, I felt proud to be an Indian’
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

What does the Constitution mean in their lives, in letter and spirit? Which rights matter to them the most, at home and beyond, as they enter 2020, the 70th year of the Republic.

December 16: For rape survivors, the nightmare rarely ends
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Rarely understood is the story of what happens after the rape. To investigate that, The Indian Express travels to a counselling centre in Dewas, speaks to rape victims, doctors and police to find that for the survivors of rape, the nightmare rarely ends

Not just JNU: How India’s public universities becoming costlier hurts the most vulnerable
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

The inequality in India’s education system gets a shot at redemption in the country’s public universities, which give students from different backgrounds a window to a more democratic future. As proposals of fee hike meet with protests, a look at how access to subsidised higher education has fuelled dreams and opened up opportunities for the disadvantaged