Asad Rehman


Asad Rehman is sub-editor with The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @rehman91asad

We understand difficulty: Rohingya pitch in to help Kerala flood victims
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Taking a cue, other Rohingya settlements in the country also decided to start collecting money for the cause.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced to stop selling non-veg, restaurants near Kanwar yatra route take a hit
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Additional Superintendent of Police of Meerut City, Kumar Ran Vijay Singh, however, denies any such order asking restaurants to stop selling meat.

Spoken English classes, and students’ confidence, take off at govt schools
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Most students say it is difficult for them to speak fluent English because they come from lower middle class backgrounds. The government initiative, they say, has improved their vocabulary and, most importantly, helped them get rid of the hesitation in speaking the language.

Gate mitras: The only line of defence at unmanned level railway crossings
Sun, May 13, 2018

At unmanned level railway crossings, gate mitras are the only line of defence. But as they stand armed with little more than a flag, a whistle, a hat and a fluroscent jacket, who listens to them?

Seven couples on the run and a wedding that wasn’t
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A month after fraud at a mass wedding, a shroud of silence engulfs two villages in Greater Noida.

‘Is cow Hindu?’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Nearly a month ago, a BSP Meerut corporator went and left his cow with police “fearing gau rakshaks”. Police say it is now 120 km away. In the city’s Nauchandi area, it is a distance that is widening

Meerut: Girl set herself on fire, two families differ on stalking charge
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

According to the FIR filed by the mother of the girl, on January 6, four men from Gawdi village “waylaid the girl while she was coming home after her tuition and tried to rape her in a field..."

The WhatsApp conundrum
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Its encryption protects the privacy of users but prevents action against those using it to spread fake news, rumours and communal tension

On terrace of hope, these girls learn to spread wings
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Farida enables students to complete school through open learning.

Salman & Sunil: How different are they?
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A VHP leader said Hindu girls err in thinking a Sunil and a Salman are same. But how different are they?

A day in the South Delhi slum: The water wars
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The 9,000-litre Delhi Jal Board tankers, which come four times a day and thrice in the mornings (6, 7.30 and 9.30 am), are the slum’s only source of water

Manohar Kahaniyan to 1984: A day in the life of a railway station book stall
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

A recent Railway circular said stalls at railway stations must display and sell books on “Indian tradition” and “morals”, but among the dwindling customers who turn up at this stall, there are few takers for one.

A day in the life of an employment exchange in Delhi: ‘Job or no job… it’s up to God’
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

There are 4,48,52,500 registered job seekers in India. But with registrations now done online, the few who visit this employment exchange come with questions and leave with little answers

A few feet of home
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

A day in the life of a family of seven, sharing a 10X10 ft room in East Delhi's Seelampur.

‘A free country like India should give us refuge’: Fatima, 25, Rohingya refugee in Delhi
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Parliament was told last week that states had been directed to identify and deport all “illegal immigrants”, including Rohingyas registered with the UN. An estimated 40,000 Rohingyas live in India

For Prince of Kurukshetra, 48 hours in borewell a snapshot of haunting images
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

It’s now 7 years since apex court ordered the government to cap all borewells. India’s most famous child to fall into one hopes someone listens

Dhaba owner’s dilemma: To feed or not to feed
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

The dhaba mostly caters to daily wage labourers and rickshaw pullers whose families don’t live in the capital.

Malappuram campus: For violating rules, nine students barred from leaving AMU campus
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Hostel warden said the girls are getting outings, but only with a staff member to accompany them

Udaipur Film fest venue changed after ABVP complaint
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

A row has erupted in Udaipur after organisers of the 4th Udaipur Film Festival claimed they were denied police permission to hold the three-day event, starting Friday, at an auditorium at the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology.

Faces on the fringes of news: ‘I’ve always faced discrimination; it’s not new’
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Malti, who identifies as a woman, says she knows nothing of the legislation and slams the govt and activists for “doing nothing” for people like her.