Divya A

Divya A reports on travel, tourism, culture and social issues – not necessarily in that order – for The Indian Express. She’s been a journalist for over a decade now, working with Khaleej Times and The Times of India, before settling down at Express. Besides writing/ editing news reports, she indulges her pen to write short stories. As Sanskriti Prabha Dutt Fellow for Excellence in Journalism, she is researching on the lives of the children of sex workers in India.

Articles By Divya A

Vets from Netherlands, India give lease of life to abandoned dog

Speaking to The Indian Express, Dr Meij, from the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, said, “The fact that this is an abandoned pup makes no difference to me. Every dog should get the care it deserves, whenever possible.”

Author Rashmi Saksena on women who take up arms

Speaking at the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival in Kasauli recently, Saksena elaborated upon what motivates these women to abandon the traditional playbook for girls and embrace the uncertain life of an insurgent.

India Pavilion at Expo 2020 event in Dubai to have ‘future’ as theme

The 192-country participation surpasses the 180-nation commitment made in Dubai’s 2013 host bid, say its organisers.

Ayodhya verdict: Culture Minister congratulates ASI, says its report to come out as a book

Verdict says ASI findings, contested by mosque parties, cannot be dismissed as weak evidence.

NMML Society rejig: Prasoon Joshi, PM biographer in, Congress leaders out

As many as seven Union ministers, besides the PM, are part of the society, which has been given a term of five years.

In the spa town of Karlovy Vary in Czech Republic, stumbling upon healing mineral springs is a way of life

Legend has it that Karlovy Vary was founded by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV, who discovered a unique spring here while hunting deer one evening. Consequently, an entire town came up around it.

I made peace with fear and death: Manisha Koirala

Actor Manisha Koirala on Healed, her cancer memoir, and how her three-year battle with the disease renewed her

PM mementos auction date extended once again

In January, more than 1,800 gifts received by the PM were sold in a fortnight-long exercise, which saw the participation of 4,000 bidders offline and online.

Former culture secy Raghvendra Singh made NMML director

Raghvendra Singh was appointed for a period of six months, or until a new full-time director is appointed.

The mistress of spices

Chef Veena Arora on Thai cuisine in India and bringing back ancient ingredients

NMML director Shakti Sinha’s term ends, top post vacant

Government recently made a key appointment to oversee the Museum of Prime Ministers with former culture secretary Raghavendra Singh becoming CEO of Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces for three years, under Culture Ministry.

Minister says single-use plastic ban in monuments

The Minister, however, did not specify when the ban would come into force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first called for a ban on single-use plastic during his Independence Day speech this year.

Eyes on PoK: Study by Pakistani archaeologists lists 100 heritage sites

While India lacks a complete list of such sites in PoK, owing to limited access, as per a study conducted by a team of Pakistani archaeologists in 2014, it has about 100 archaeological sites.

Ex-Culture Secy to oversee museum upgrade

Singh's post has been created by upgrading the existing post of Director-General, National Museum. This new post has been created under the Ministry of Culture, and Singh, who took charge on September 12, has been given a term of three years.

Exhibition showcasing photographs of monuments in PoK marks PM Modi’s birthday

The three-day exhibition was organised to celebrate 'national unity, peace and tranquility under the leadership of Narendra Modi'.

Author Sangeeta Khanna’s new book dispels myths around one of India’s favourite snacks

There is a section on Non Veg Pakodas. From the usual anda, chicken and prawn to Herbed Omelette Pakoda and Tisre Vade.

On PM Modi’s birthday exhibition with photographs of PoK monuments

Officials at the NMA said the three-day exhibition was organised to celebrate “national unity, peace and tranquility under the leadership of Narendra Modi”.

An exhibition by student photographers focuses on the highlights of the year gone by

In its seventh edition, the exhibition, this year, features works of 21 students, covering genres such as street and documentary, landscapes, photojournalism, portraits, photo stories, fashion and product photography.

Talk Checks Out: The Hanoi Vibe

A new restaurant shows how Vietnamese cuisine can be cool, fuss-free and even Keto-compliant

More than 2,700 gifts to PM Narendra Modi to be auctioned

The base price of the objects ranges from Rs 200 to Rs 2.5 lakh — that of a portrait of Modi on silk and gifted to him by couturier and owner of Seematti textiles, Beena Kannan. Another portrait of the PM, done in the pichhwai style, has a base price of Rs 2 lakh.