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Christina is a  Senior Sub Editor with The Indian Express. She can be found  tweeting @christi_george

Children’s ‘parliament’ discusses Union Budget, pledges last-child-as-first-priority
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

According to the report by Haq, the children’s share in the budget has dropped from 3.29 per cent in 2019-2020 to 3.16 per cent in 2020-2021. Allocation for child protection also declined marginally, by 1.43 per cent in this budget.

In Dwarka, as Congress, AAP candidates switch sides, voters look at pinning down winners
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

With nearly two lakh voters, Dwarka constituency, which came into existence in 2008, has been labelled as one of the five most backward constituencies in Delhi. Dwarka is also one of those few constituencies that have elected leaders from all three parties.

Explained: Why Delhi-NCR’s second airport in Jewar town is significant
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The Jewar airport is aimed at reducing the burden on the IGI airport, seen reaching its peak capacity of handling close to 110 million passengers in the next 6-7 years.

Punhana, the centre of attention this Haryana election, hopes it will someday become centre of development too
Tue, Oct 22, 2019

This election, Punhana is at the centre of attention with BJP fielding Nauksham Chowdhary, a 27-year-old foreign-educated woman with roots in the area. She is up against veteran Mohammad Iliyas (64) of the Congress who won the seat in 2009 for the INLD.

Why in backward Nuh women could vote for better health facilities
Sat, Oct 19, 2019

According to the National Family Health Survey (2015-16), in Mewat 79.9 per cent pregnant women aged between 15 and 49 are anaemic -- this number is 68.6 per cent for other women in this age bracket.

Chinmayanad rape case: Gender studies students protest against arrest of victim in Delhi
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

Calling out for justice and attention to the case, students from various colleges staged a protest against Chinmayanand at Jantar Mantar. Gender studies student from Jamia Millia Islamia University Rekha Singh called this incident a pattern followed by the system.

Delhi Election results 2019: BJP sweeps capital again; Sheila, Atishi fail to sway voters
Sun, May 26, 2019

The National capital with seven constituencies — Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, and West Delhi, holds an interesting electoral dynamics. In sixteen such Lok Sabha elections, Delhi has won with a staggering single-mindedness.

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 Highlights: Odisha’s BJD set for fifth term, Opposition SKM leads in Sikkim, incumbency in Arunachal
Thu, May 23, 2019

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE Highlights: State Assembly Elections were simultaneously held in four states- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Bypolls held in Tamil Nadu will determine if the DMK has an upper hand over the AIADMK after 18 of its MLAs left the party.

For West Delhi anti-Sikh riots survivors, elections ‘reopen old wounds’, ‘make them trump cards’
Sat, May 11, 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Most Sikh voters feel betrayed by the Aam Aadmi Party over its keenness to enter into an alliance with the Congress.

Congress-AAP alliance never mattered, will focus on West Delhi campus: Mahabal Mishra
Sat, May 04, 2019

In an interview to indianexpress.com, Mishra talks about why his candidature was delayed, campaign strategies, his promises vis-a-vis sealing and education as well as the failed AAP-Congress alliance.

PM’s pension scheme: Two months into launch, workers not keen, call it poll gimmick
Wed, May 01, 2019

Makhan Lal, a construction worker who is on the verge of quitting work because of a dislocated shoulder, says: “I haven’t heard of Modi’s pension scheme or Rahul Gandhi’s NYAY... what I know is that we will remain poor, this basti will continue to have open sewage and during rains our houses will be under sewer water.”

Balaknama to Balak Times: When children call shots for better journalism
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

The film, directed by independent filmmakers Shawn Sebastian and Basil Poulose, is inspired by Balaknama, a bilingual newspaper run by street children that focuses on issues of child rights. The newspaper is now run by more than 60 young reporters between the age of 12 and 20.

Mumbai’s CST overbridge collapse revives tragic memory of Elphinstone stampede: A look back
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

The incident is a grim reminder of the stampede that took place on a foot overbridge (FOB) connecting the local railway stations of Elphinstone Road. At least 22 people were killed and 39 others were injured.

‘Transgender Bill killing our urge to live,’ say activists, calls it violation of NALSA judgment
Sat, Dec 29, 2018

The Transgender Persons Bill passed recently in the Lok Sabha has sparked outrage among the transgender community. The protest organised by the South Indian Transgender Federation saw hundreds of people from the transgender community across the country speaking one language. “My body, my right”.

Queer and Islam: There’s no conflict, a Delhi project set to tell you
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

The Queer Muslim Project is holding a “Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Islam” workshop in Delhi that will be a space for LGBTQ and queer Muslims to explore their feelings and experiences of Islam, both good and bad, this Sunday, August 5.

From denying existence of ‘hell’ to LGBTQ in churches, here’s why Pope Francis has raked up a storm
Wed, Apr 03, 2019

While some Catholics have lauded Pope Francis as a refreshing change, some progressives have slammed him for offering merely cosmetic changes to the church’s stance on controversial social issues.

To Sridevi, from a fangirl
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

My childhood was glorious and colourful with the presence of heartthrobs like Madhuri and Sridevi. But I stuck to Sridevi with an undivided loyalty.

Begum Aizaz Rasul: The only Muslim woman to oppose minority reservations in the Constituent Assembly
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

#GenderAnd: The 15 women who drafted the Indian Constitution.

Why women might be opting out of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna?
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

GenderAnd Development: Beauty and wellness, stitching, tailoring courses for women, electronics and hardware for men

‘No rest in The Kingdom’: A conversation on misogyny wrapped in a ‘protected’ shield by men
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

In her latest one-woman, devised play, ‘No rest in The Kingdom’, Deepika Arwind talks about misogyny, wrapped in a “protected” shield by men, in urban culture.

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