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Ankita Dwivedi Johri


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.

20 years after Kargil: Holding on to memories, a martyr’s family on a long journey to rebuild their lives
Wed, Jul 24, 2019

On June 29 that year, when his contingent was engaged in combat with enemy troops to capture the bunkers at Point 4700 in Dras sector, he was seriously injured and later succumbed.

Genetically modified crops: A wake-up call?
Sun, Jul 21, 2019

Amid a continuing moratorium on all genetically modified crops except Bt cotton, prohibited seeds are now in use across the country. The government knows it, and defiant farmers have started challenging it to do something about it.

20 years after Kargil: ‘When his box came home, all it had was Rs 300 — and the chocolates he loved’
Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Nearly twenty years after their first-born, Captain Vijayant Thapar, was shot in the head on June 29, 1999 during the Kargil War’s Knoll assault, the Thapars still feel the “vacuum” of his loss.

Once again in Dadri
Sun, Jun 02, 2019

12 km from Bisara, tension hangs over a village after 2 arrests over meat. Families deny charges, including of illegal arms, in an area ‘cautious’ since Akhlaq’s case

Explained: How Nitish, Paswan rode Modi bandwagon to Bihar triumph
Thu, May 23, 2019

The results come as a big boost for Nitish Kumar, who maintained a low profile through the campaign. His decision to break away from the Mahagathbandhan in 2017 and join the NDA has paid off.

Haryana: Women real issue in family name vs US-returned entrant contest
Fri, May 10, 2019

While Yadav is contesting for the first time, her family is not new to politics.

Bhiwani-Mahendragarh seat: Women poll issue in this contest of old family name vs US-returned entrant
Fri, May 10, 2019

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 […]

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Seven decades of separation between the oldest and youngest voters in UP
Sun, May 05, 2019

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.

Waiting to leave, in Malaka
Fri, May 17, 2019

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?

Priyanka Gandhi: ‘Would rather die than help BJP, our ideologies are poles apart’
Fri, May 03, 2019

Priyanka’s road show culminated in a joint rally with Sonia in Sareni village. This was the former Congress president’s first rally in these elections. She had earlier addressed small meetings.

How to be a woman, and a sharp cop in India
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

On the front line, women police officers face crime, patriarchy and the call of duty. How tough is it to have it all?

In equal measure
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Parity in political representation for women will help bring bigger, deeper change.

A day in the life of National War Memorial: ‘Sometimes, it is important to kill’
Sun, Mar 10, 2019

Amid India-Pak tension, at the new memorial for killed soldiers, peace gets a faint hearing.

Why everybody loves Universal Basic Income
Sun, Feb 03, 2019

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

Gone girl: The curious case of Twinkle Dagre’s disappearance
Sun, Jan 27, 2019

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

Agra girl killed: ‘Someone was jealous, burnt her school bag and books too’
Wed, Dec 26, 2018

The incident has had one fallout in the village — the girls have stopped going to school. “At least 40 girls went to the same school as the girl, they are all scared to step out now."

1984 anti-Sikh riots: ‘The bodies were here, everywhere… in the dark, all I could see were fires’
Sun, Dec 23, 2018

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.