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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ankita Dwivedi Johri


Stand By Me: Defying caste diktats in Haryana’s heartland for a life together
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

How the journey hasn't been easy for this couple, from falling in love in an auto rickshaw to college to now, as young parents, still awaiting their parents' acceptance

What is a homemaker’s worth?
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

A series of judgments since the 1980s hold clues to calculating a housewife’s income — but after her death.

Kota day 1: 25,000 students begin classes, say ‘happy to be back’
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

On January 6, the Rajasthan government announced its decision to reopen schools, colleges and coaching centres in light of the dip in Covid-19 cases in the state

UV sanitisers, apps: Kota opens to students today
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

On January 6, the Ashok Gehlot government decided to reopen schools, colleges and coaching centres in light of the dip in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Online coaching in Kota: ‘Covid has taught me nothing is impossible… I can’t wait for physical classes to resume’
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

As the pandemic disrupted most academic calendars in 2020, Kota, the country’s biggest coaching hub, was forced to make the digital switch in a matter of days.

Third loss in row, Shatrughan, son say not the end
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Sinha, in Patna with Luv, says the 37-year-old fought with “passion, (but) not much can be done when one is surrounded by undesirable elements”, referring to the allegations by the RJD and the Congress that returning officers had not been fair in declaring the results.

A Bihar poll singularity, Plurals chief is counting on age, agenda, ambition
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Choudhary claims to have raised money for her campaign by crowd-funding and picked candidates after “rigorous interviews and background checks".

The first polls, first rift, first rush: Bihar, 1952
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

The 1952 Bihar election, held in the afterglow of India’s Independence, was both “euphoric” and “challenging”.

Explained: Why Facebook and Google are locked in a standoff with Australia’s govt
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Australia could soon pass a law to force Google and Facebook to pay media firms for news reports that appear on these platforms. The tech giants have refused flatly, and issued grim warnings about the fallout such a step might have.

When Lalu Prasad gave nod for leave during menstruation
Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Nearly 30 years ago, the Lalu Prasad government in Bihar introduced menstrual leave for working women — revolutionary both for the state (which lags on most development indices), and for its time (when women formed a small portion of working staff).

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