Avantika Chopra

Avantika Chopra is a sub-editor at Indian Express. After completing her graduation in Textile designing, she now writes human interest and lifestyle stories.

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Articles By Avantika Chopra

Ola blacklists driver after Bengaluru woman shares harrowing experience of her ride

Hazari tweeted that she boarded the cab at 11.31 pm from the Bangalore airport. However, the driver took a separate route than the one suggested by the app to avoid the toll road.

The footpath in their area was too broken to walk, so they danced their way through it

To tackle the deteriorating condition of the footpaths in their area a group known as the Malleshwaram social in Bangalore decided to do their bit. Roping in some of the top dancers in the city they came out with an awareness video that struck a chord with many.

Mumbai’s maid-turned-comedian isn’t sure if she can go on for long

Deepika Mhatre has been making waves in the comic scene, mines content from her real-life experiences of discrimination while working as a maid at upscale societies of Mumbai.

Six differently abled children who are here to change your perspective with music

While every child has to face their own battles, differently-abled children require a little help while doing so. It is not only the responsibility of parents, but also that of the society to make them feel more included and accepted in this world.

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018: Two men’s efforts to spread awareness about women’s personal hygiene

World Menstrual Hygiene Day: Changing the rigid and even irrational narratives around women's menstrual health, Amol Prakash Mane and Anurag Chauhan have found ways to spread awareness and responsibility when it comes to menstruation.

World Thyroid Day 2018: Lifestyle and diet change for better thyroid management

World Thyroid Day 2018: For any person suffering from thyroid, it is not only important to take the medication regularly, but also imperative to control other diseases associated with the disorder. From avoiding Brassica vegetable family to working out daily, these simple yet crucial changes can make all the difference. 

World Asthma Awareness Month: The rise of bronchial asthma in India and the role of pollution

One of the most common respiratory diseases around the world is bronchial asthma. As per WHO between 100 and 150 million people worldwide are suffering from this disease and the number is only rising. In India alone, over 15 million people suffer from asthma.

International Dance Day: Three men break stereotypes with ballet, belly and heels

On the occasion of International Dance Day, which is celebrated every year on April 29 to honour the creator of modern ballet Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), we bring to you three unique dancers who express themselves best with dance.

Record Store Day 2018: Vinyl records haven’t sung their swansong just yet

While the business stage is still nascent, for the collectors — old and new — it's all about crystal clear sounds, the tangibility of the process of 'playing' their favourite record and then have the world melt away around them.

Children describe their understanding of ‘Feminism’ to illustrator; the sketches will make you smile

In the 6.30-minute viral video, which has over 2 lakh views, different children sit along with an illustrator and describe what they understand by the term Feminism. Wondering what the final sketches look like? Check the clip out.

Guess what? The new iPhone ad has RD Burman’s sound track from ‘The Burning Train’

However, people were unhappy with the post as it did not credit the legendary composer RD Burman. Many slammed music producer Pete Cannon, who later clarified that the sample track was indeed by Burman's from the movie 'The Burning Train'.

From US and China to North Korea: Technical glitch allows Indian users to book cabs to far-off destinations

Later the official Ola Twitter handle responded to the tweet informing the user that it was due to a technical glitch that the bookings were being done and they should try restarting their phone to correct the same.

Dog dies after United Airlines attendant tells owner to put it in the overhead bin

United Airlines has been facing a lot of flak after a dog died in the aircraft after a flight attendant told the dog owner to put it in the overhead cabin. In a statement issued later, the airlines called the dog's death a "tragic accident".

‘You’re too good for us, so you’re fired!’ Twitterati show how to #FireSomeonePolitely?

From being polite to pure savage, Twitterati came up with many creative ways of firing a person politely. For someone who is actually planning to fire his/her employees, these tweets could sure come handy.

From dog to goat poop: Twitterati share the worst thing they have eaten

Canadian writer Nicole Cliffe asked people on social media about the worst thing they had ever eaten. The response made her wonder what she had done. From avocado to dog poop, people filled Twitter with some disgusting replies.

WATCH: Diver recording sea creatures swims through waste dumped in the ocean

While swimming through the waters in Bali, a diver found himself surrounded by waste material. A video of the same was shot where sea creatures can be seen swimming between dumped waste. What are your thoughts on this?

Jennifer Wright asks Twitterati the weirdest thing they misunderstood as children; their response will leave you ROFL-ing

Twitterati responded with some hilarious episodes they had during their childhood. While some stated that they confused words like 'agile' and 'ugly' others thought that little people lived inside the radio and played music.

WATCH: Nine years of togetherness; this Pakistani queer couple share their love story

While people around the world are fighting for the LGBTQ rights, we still have a long way to go. Even today, very few understand a queer relationship. Shedding light on the same, Pakistani queer couple Kami and Sid share their story.

#SheInspiresMe: On Women’s Day, PM Narendra Modi urges people to write about women who have inspired them

Following PM Narendra Modi's tweet on Women's Day, people started sharing names and pictures of women who had inspired them. From mothers and grandmothers to the first woman fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi, there were many stories floating around on #SheInspiresMe.

WATCH: 5 Women’s Day videos that highlight important issues we should address

International Women's Day is being celebrated in multiple ways across the world. Adding to the celebration, here are five powerful videos, each bringing out a different perspective on the occasion and the way it is being commemorated.