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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Ankita Dwivedi Johri


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

Ashok Gehlot urges women to shun ghoonghat: ‘CM can say what he wants… Let women decide’
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot recently urged women to give up the ghoonghat (veil) as “times have changed”. “Women can’t progress as long as there is ghoonghat... You have to proceed with courage... the govt (is) with you,” he had said.

As final countdown begins in Ramjanmabhoomi case, Ayodhya longs for closure
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

27 years after the Babri demolition, hearing in the final case to decide the fate of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site concludes this week. The Indian Express finds a town longing for closure, a community that is tired, and a generation, born after 1992, in wait — for jobs

Nine years and many battles later, Bhateri Devi is still going strong
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

With a 74-yr-old woman in Andhra becoming the oldest to give birth, The Indian Express rewinds to a case of 2010, when a 66-yr-old from Hisar had delivered triplets, triggering a debate around medical ethics and an age-limit on women opting for IVF.

Former TDP MP, who opposed govt’s moves in unique ways in House, dies
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

On Saturday, the former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP died at a private hospital in Chennai, where he was admitted two weeks ago.

The girl on a bike
Sun, Sep 15, 2019

What does it take for a 16-yr-old to ride a Royal Enfield in a village less than 100 km from the Capital? A father who stands by her choice

‘Bachcha chor aa gaya’: What happens to a village in grip of rumours like child-lifting?
Sun, Sep 08, 2019

In Uttar Pradesh, child-lifting rumours have led to mob violence and 82 arrests. What happens to a village in grip of such rumours? Children stop going to school, parents live in fear and every outsider is a suspect.

Batamaloo to Bijnor
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

Barbers, confectioners working in Valley “for years” are back home in West UP amidst ongoing tension. As funds dwindle, they hope to return.

Signs of Eid in Kargil, Bakarwals arrive with sheep
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

Unlike villages where most people have their own sheep and goats, residents of Kargil town depend on the Bakarwals to purchase animals before the festival every year.

‘We’ve always backed India… UT decision has confused us’
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

Kargil has always felt closer to Kashmir due to the Muslim link. Leh, for it, is the privileged half, enjoying prestige as a “tourist destination”.

Up in the air: A happy Leh, a wary Kargil and a common uncertainty about jobs, future
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

The highest plateau in the erstwhile J&K state, and one of India’s most sparsely populated regions — cut off from the rest of the country for over six months every winter — Ladakh has often complained of unfair treatment by the state government on funds and employment opportunities.

Day after Kargil protests, some shops open for Eid
Sat, Aug 10, 2019

A three-member team, led by J&K Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra, arrived in the town around afternoon to assess the security situation on the ground. They also held a meeting with members of the Joint Action Committee that is leading the protest against the Centre’s decision in Kargil.

Kargil protesters want Article 370 back, DM says most people happy
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

The protesters, demanding restoration of Article 370, later clashed with police and ITBP personnel. Some protesters reportedly threw stones at the security forces, following which there was lathicharge and use of tear-gas.

Constable now, Alwar rape survivor: Won’t let it happen to others
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

The woman, who is 19 and has been married for two years now, has studied up to Class 11. “I want to take up my studies again, and complete Class 12,” she said.

20 years after Kargil: ‘Lived together for only 2 months… He loved his country. That’s all I know of him’
Fri, Jul 26, 2019

On July 6, 1999, Sepoy Deep Chand, a Rifleman with the 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, was killed by enemy sniper fire as his unit tried to capture Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley in Kargil’s Dras sector.

20 years after Kargil: ‘Want to remember him as a responsible son, a soldier who did his job well’
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

On June 6, 1999, having made significant strides for two days, the 25-year-old Rajputana Rifles officer fell to a counter-attack. He had run out of ammunition. Hanif’s body could not be retrieved till the end of the war due to enemy firing.