Kavitha Iyer

Kavitha Iyer works as Associate Editor with The Indian Express, Mumbai.

Articles By Kavitha Iyer

Menstrual Hygiene Day: ‘Happy to bleed’, says song made by youngsters from Akola

On Sunday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted a YouTube link to the song and music video, describing it as a “very happy” song.

Water Crisis in Marathwada: Over 4,000 new wells to be sunk

While the overall rain deficit for the region stands at 19 per cent, the district administration in Beed, Latur, Parbhani and Osmanabad, with deficits ranging from 20 per cent to 33 per cent, are anticipating an acute scarcity of water from December onwards.

‘Aurangzeb’s palace lies unused, neglected’: Art historian Dulari Gupte Qureshi

Dulari Gupte Qureshi has penned several books and articles on the historical significance of the region’s monuments. In an interview with The Indian Express, she says some of Mumbai's heritage is unknown to most.

Maharashtra: Residents, environmentalists to oppose Centre’s plea in SC to dissolve body

Last month, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change told the court that while the Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority was established in 1996, its functions could now be carried out by various other statutory authorities established since.

Maharashtra: Over 42,000 animals remain at 63 fodder camps operational in Beed, Osmanabad districts

Owing to poor rain, scarcity of fodder and water, govt has allowed camps to continue through September

Marathwada Water Grid: Maharashtra government invites global tenders for project

Request For Qualification notice published for Rs 4,251-crore first component of project

As Maharashtra records excess rain, some villages await first heavy shower

Chaklamba’s villagers have repeatedly undertaken relay hunger strikes to press for a sub-canal from Jayakwadi to their villages, where the average rainfall in the 2018 monsoon was just about 300 mm.

As Maharashtra records excess rain, some villages await first heavy shower

Having recorded less than 150 mm of rain since June, the mood in these 50 to 70 villages scattered around Beed district’s Georai and Kaij talukas is dark, clouded by the fear that they are moving from one drought to the next.

Maharashtra: Experts write to CM Fadnavis, oppose Marathwada water grid project

The letter asks if better water distribution among Marathwada’s eight districts is realistically possible until water in Nashik’s dams and elsewhere that is reserved for Marathwada is actually conveyed to the region.

Maharashtra: In Marathwada, govt plans Rs 16,000-crore grid for piped water

Called the Marathwada Water Grid, the first tenders are to be floated in a week, covering a Rs 4,527-crore component of the Rs 16,000-crore project.

In Akola, novel experiment to tweak Direct Benefit Transfer

The Akola Zilla Parishad has now requested banks to extend a line of credit to beneficiaries of all DBT-enabled schemes that require an upfront payment or contribution.

Explained: What caused weekend flooding outside Mumbai; what can be done?

The MMR, which sprawls over more than 10 times the geographical area of Mumbai, is dotted by semi-rural areas and municipalities that sometimes serve as dormitory townships for India’s financial capital.

Explained: Why townships in Thane district witnessed flooding today

If a Mithi river in spate caused much of the havoc on July 26, 2005, when a cloudburst led to 944 mm of rain in Mumbai within a span of 24 hours, likewise, the overflowing Ulhas river is responsible for parts of Ulhasnagar being severely inundated on Friday evening and Saturday.

Women adivasis to SC: Repression continues against those seeking rights under FRA

Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006.

Experts, social scientists seek SC directions for Centre and states to implement Forest Rights Act

Calling the writ petition “grossly misleading”, the application also asks for the apex court to recall its February 13 order on evicting forest-dwellers whose claims under the FRA were rejected.

Weavers from three states at two-day pop-up store in Mumbai today

In her first visit to Mumbai, Lupu met Thageshwari Das, 47, from Kamrup district in Assam, who almost cancelled her maiden trip to the city after her home was submerged in floodwaters.

Raja Dhale (1940-2019): ‘A real fighter… there can’t be another Ambedkarite like him’

Born in Nandre village in Sangli, Dhale had moved to Mumbai along with his uncle and aunt after he lost his parents at a young age. He studied at the Maratha Mandir High School and lived at the BDD Chawls in Worli.

Maharashtra: Water scarcity, crop worries continue in Marathwada

Of 481 revenue circles in Marathwada’s 86 talukas, villages in at least 124 circles have recorded less than 100 mm of rain since the start of the season, according to data from the state agriculture department.

Constitutional validity of FRA: Protest in states on July 22, rally likely in Delhi in Nov

On February 13, the SC had ordered the eviction of lakhs of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, had been rejected following a three-tier process.

Marathwada still faces 34% rainfall deficit, kharif sowing affected

Hingoli district in Marathwada, the central Maharashtra region that has suffered a serious drought in recent months, is witnessing a 60 per cent deficit monsoon as of Monday.