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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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A green affair: Bhopal family replaces wedding cards with potted plants
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

While giving out plants was a cumbersome task, the main challenge, according to Prateek was to make the procedure cost-effective and make people aware of the process.

11-year-old astronaut ‘moonwalks’ on streets of Mangalore and this is why
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

The video was initially shared on the Facebook page 'MCC civic group' -- a non-political group that raises awareness about civic issues. The video was shot by the group's co-founder Arjun Mascarenhas to highlight the plight of roads across the city.

‘She doesn’t look disabled’: Woman in wheelchair asked to stand up at Delhi airport
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

The episode, which lasted for around 20-minutes, left the 28-year-old emotionally drained. Though she was contacted by a senior CISF official Delhi, Arun Singh, who "apologised" and "expressed his regret", Modi thinks its not enough.

With real guns and handcuffs, 5 terminally ill kids turn Bengaluru police commissioner for a day
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said, "They handled real weapons and played with real handcuffs. They sat on the police commissioner's chair and signed some papers. Moreover, the children also played with the K9 Squad (police dogs)."

Ola blacklists driver after Bengaluru woman shares harrowing experience of her ride
Sun, Dec 16, 2018

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
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

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
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

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
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

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
Mon, May 28, 2018

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
Fri, May 25, 2018

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
Tue, May 22, 2018

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
Tue, May 01, 2018

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
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

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
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

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’
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

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
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

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
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

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?
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

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?