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is an Assitant Editor at Indianexpress.com. He specialises in data-driven stories and social media.

Captured by Maoists, Andhra man gets life lessons, sets up NGO that teaches children
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Sai Vamsi Vardhan, then a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow, was abducted by Maoists along with three Panchayat-level workers in one of the interior regions in Jharkhand. The Indian Express traces his journey from a software engineer to UPSC rank holder who runs an NGO that sponsors the education of underprivileged kids.

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: A watch for all seasons
Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: Primarily aimed at the fitness enthusiast, it is a watch for all seasons. Its round-dial design with aluminum casing on the top and a rotating crown on the side gives the watch a refined look.

In Andhra Pradesh, TDP’s hopes of a silent wave blown away by Jagan’s YSRCP
Fri, May 24, 2019

Leads from 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats show the YSR Congress Party is heading for a landslide victory. The party is expected to win anywhere above 150 seats in the Assembly and at least 24 seats in Parliament.

Election Results 2019 highlights: It’s a victory of India, victory of democracy, says PM
Fri, May 24, 2019

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 India highlights: With the landslide victory, Modi is the first non-Congress full majority Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.

In Delhi’s 1 out of 7 score, the tale of how women have fared in Indian elections
Fri, May 10, 2019

In the 16 Lok Sabha elections held since independence, only thrice has Delhi elected more than one woman candidate. This could change in 2019 if all the three women fielded by the AAP, BJP, Congress pull off a win. The odds, however, could be overwhelming.

#BoycottABCbrand brigade flies high with Vistara gaffe, but where does all this land?
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

G D Bakshi, who usually finds his voice in prime time debates, is yet to let out his infamous guttural war cry baying an eye for an eye in this episode of social media mob justice.

Andhra High Court in Amaravati: 2.70-lakh sq ft facility has just 11 judges, no net connectivity
Wed, Apr 10, 2019

With no lawyer chambers allocated yet, advocates seek refuge under a giant canopy containing a smattering of plastic chairs opposite the courthouse. It is here that they meet clients between hearings and take breaks between hearings. 

Jagan promises to ban alcohol in Andhra, sparks questions on its viability
Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Andhra Pradesh experimented with alcohol ban nearly 25 years ago in 1995, a year after Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) became chief minister for the third time. In fact, his electoral success was partially credited to his promise of banning spirits.

Pawan Kalyan’s poll campaign revolves around this tiny fishing village in Andhra Pradesh
Wed, Apr 10, 2019

For the approximately 20,000 voters of Gangavaram, pollution is a major issue, as a result of which it is one of the core issues of Jana Sena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan’s election campaign

Jana Sena’s JD Lakshmi Narayana: Alliance with BSP reflects party’s intention
Tue, Apr 09, 2019

V V Lakshmi Narayana, popularly known as JD or Joint Director, was the CBI’s joint director in Andhra Pradesh when YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was sent to jail for 16 months in a disproportionate assets case in 2012.

Andhra Pradesh elections: Nara Lokesh works hard to weave a success story in gateway to new capital
Sun, Apr 07, 2019

Lokesh, a member of the state legislative council, hasn’t given up the position even after the party announced his name from Mangalagiri. This has led to murmurs within the party circles that his father Chandrababu has hedged his bets in case Lokesh fails to win.

What Aadhaar verdict did not spell out: Status of numbers linked to bank accounts, telecom providers
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Justice D Y Chandrachud, in his dissenting judgment, said Aadhaar details collected by Telecom Service Providers shall be deleted forthwith

Keeping criminal politicians out of polls: This 2014 govt report’s suggestions remain in deep freeze
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

What constitutes a heinous crime and at what stage of a criminal investigation should a politician be recommended for disqualification? The Law Commission has some recommendations.

Why Maldives electing Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as its new president matters to India
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

India said the election marks the triumph of democratic forces in the Maldives.

How Pakistan voted through decades of turmoil
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Between the elections of 1977 and 2013, Pakistan transitioned from a democracy to a dictatorship and back again. Here is how voter confidence had hit its lowest in 1997 and improved in 2013.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France were conservative, but not timid on way to title
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

France scraped through in the group stages before turning on the magic in the knockout stages including in the high-scoring final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: ‘Just another night’ for Belgium
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

The result against France will hurt Belgium, a team of so-called golden generation of players, who came to Russia looking to erase memories of the shock defeat against Wales in the 2016 European Championship quarterfinals.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina were on the ventilator, France just pulled the plug
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

The close win against Nigeria showed how the mighty Argentina had fallen. The round of 16 exit only confirmed what many had long suspected.

UP van accident: Here is how Indian Railways decides which unmanned railway crossings to shut
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The Indian Railways has eliminated 1464 unmanned level crossings in the last year. As of March 31, 2018, there are 3,479 unmanned level crossings in the country.

Padmaavat first day, first show: No posters outside multiplexes in Noida, no sign of Karni Sena either
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Padmaavat release day: Police personnel and private security guards stood guard at entrances to multiplexes and malls which house them, looking for any sign of trouble.

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