Kajol Rustagi

The author is a Senior sub-editor at indianexpress.com. Interested in travelling, photography and poetry. She tweets at @kajolrus

Articles By Kajol Rustagi

Durga Puja pandal in Ghaziabad chronicles 100-year journey of Bengali cinema

The pandal, which looks like an old cineplex building from outside, has been created by a Kolkata-based artist Taposh Maity and his team comprising of nearly 20 artisans.

Valmiki Basti five years on: ‘Swachh Bharat has improved colony, not our lives’ 

Close to the temple is Valmiki colony, where sanitation workers currently live in flats given by the government. Back in 1946, many Valmiki families stayed in slums near the temple and most of them worked as sweepers in nearby areas including Gole Market and Connaught Place.

Back home alive, Indian climber explains what went wrong on Mount Everest

Everest traffic jam: As cheaper operators have entered the fray, the number of amateur climbers have also shot up, creating deadly bottlenecks en route to the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak — especially when bad weather cuts the number of summit days, as it did this year.

This Old Delhi town crier keeps alive a dying tradition during Ramzan

The job of town crier is rare but not new. It dates back to a time when there was no access to alarm clocks or mobile phones and needed someone who would ensure that people wake up on time. The remnants of this dying tradition still remain in some form in Old Delhi.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Key constituencies and top candidates

As the Lok Sabha elections 2019 results trickle in today, here is a list of heavyweights candidates that you need to watch out for.

Modi versus Rahul HIGHLIGHTS: PM wins Varanasi seat, Gandhi loses from Amethi

Modi versus Rahul HIGHLIGHTS: This is the first time in 20 years that the Congress stronghold Amethi is won by a non-Congress party.

AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, TN Elections Results 2019 Highlights: Asaduddin Owaisi wins from Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Highlights: These states combined send 130, or nearly one-fourth the number of MPs to the 543-member House.

People are scared to go to sitting MP Bidhuri’s office, I will be accessible: Raghav Chadha

Chadha differed and said AAP believes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah -- “the anti-democratic dictatorial duo” -- are harmful to India's democracy.

If you get your periods on a flight, expect no help from the crew

Surprisingly, the IGI Airport washroom is not equipped with a sanitary pad vending machine even as the Railways and some other public facilities have begun installing such machines.

Not statehood but infrastructure, job creation top on Puducherry voters’ minds

One of the seven union territories in India, Puducherry, will be electing its lone representative on April 18. In the past, Congress has won 9 out of the 13 Lok Sabha elections.

A study in contrast: Turkish artist juxtaposes Western world to war-torn countries

Describing himself as "one of the kinds politicians don't like", Gallenkus told indianexpress.com that he did his first artwork inspired from the refugees who fled the Syrian war and went to Europe for peace but drowned in the Aegean Sea.

We must do something, says man behind Photographers for Farmers

Sudharak Olwe invites all photographers to document the farmers' march on 29th-30th November or of any farmer and upload them using #PhotographerForFarmers on different social media platforms.

Come Dussehra and the Ravana makers of Titarpur know who is king

Once the festive season is over, the artisans will return to their professions such as carpenter, electricians and even painters, only to come back next year for the love of their craft.

With Bollywood on its walls, Delhi’s Rail Museum gives real colour to reel memories

Enter Delhi's National Rail Museum, walk down to the souvenir shop and get ready to be greeted by larger-than-life murals of Rajesh Khanna along with Zeenat Aman, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Meet the industrious idol makers of CR Park

Battling harsh working conditions, the artisans struggle to make ends meet. This is another reason why the interest of the younger generation in creating larger-than-life idols of gods is diminishing.

On Lalu Prasad Yadav’s 70th birthday: Tracing his journey from being Bihar CM to fodder scam convict

Lalu Prasad Yadav's political career has been a roller-coaster ride with several ups and downs. The RJD supremo has emerged as one of the prominent leaders despite being embroiled in controversies ever since the start of his career.

Mother’s Day 2018: From Indira Gandhi to Sheila Dikshit, here are some powerful politician moms

The history of women in Indian politics goes back to more than a hundred years. Even before the constitution of India guaranteed the women the right to vote, many of them tried their best to make a difference and they did succeed.

In photos: The Daryaganj pavement that turns into a book lover’s paradise every Sunday

Every year, the Delhi Municipal Corporation orders the closure of the market on Sunday preceding Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15). But for the first time in its history, the Sunday book market was closed for 5-weeks in a row.