In the dusty lanes of Bigowa village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, where most women have dupattas wrapped tightly around their faces, and the men sit around smoking hookah, Swati Yadav stands out. Dressed in a salwar-kameez and sneakers, an Apple watch on her wrist to count her daily steps, and a few fading blonde streaks […]
Rae Bareli, which votes on May 6, has among the widest gaps: 28,275 voters above 80; 21,285 in the 18-19 segment. But between education and jobs, how different are their expectations from the govt? The Indian Express finds out.
Education didn’t get them jobs, governments didn’t get them change, and polls pass them by. To find out how elections touch daily life, The Indian Express veers off the campaign trail to spend a week in UP’s Malaka, in one of India’s most backward areas. Will this election be any different in this village in Fatehpur, which every time changes the incumbent party in hope of vikas?
The Budget has promised an assured income to farmers, Rahul Gandhi a minimum income guarantee, and Sikkim a universal basic income by 2022. Back in 2016-2017, the Economic Survey said UBI was an idea whose time was ripe for discussion. As that talk picks up in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, The Indian Express parses the debate, starting from India’s only two pilot projects
She was bold, fiercely ambitious and had set her sights on a political career. Until, one day in Indore, she disappeared. 22-year-old Twinkle Dagre’s story is now at the centre of a murky story about politics and exploitation
Block 32, Trilokpuri. This east Delhi neighbourhood was Ground Zero of the 1984 carnage in the Capital where 350 Sikh residents were killed in 30 hours. The first reporters to reach the spot were Joseph Maliakan and his colleagues at The Indian Express.
Amid delays and discomfort, faith keeps passengers on the fully booked maiden Shri Ramayana Express from Ayodhya to Rameswaram going. Plus election talk that veers around to PM Modi and the temple. ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI on board the Ramayana train.
One of the many women who accused M J Akbar of sexual harassment said she had ‘fought several battles’ in home town Agra to become the first woman in her family to step out to work. The Indian Express goes back to Agra to see what #MeToo means for the women starting out there.
In a six-second viral clip, a policeman, identified as Manoj Kumar, was heard mimicking the sound of gunshot after his revolver got jammed during an encounter, saying “Arre maaro, ghero ghero, thain thain”.
They arrive 12 hours before exam, and take over footpaths, roads, even traffic police stalls. The Indian Express spends a day at the largest exam centre where, as chances appear bleaker, hope must shine brighter