Mallica Joshi

Articles By Mallica Joshi

Sheila Dikshit death: Political lines blur as Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal line up to bid farewell

On Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote: “Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Sheila Dikshit: Chief Minister, capital change agent

From drawing on personal experiences to reaching out across political divides — how Sheila Dikshit transformed Delhi in the 15 years she spent as Chief Minister.

Delhi: 2,200 people apply to speak to kids about entrepreneurship

Will address them as part of push to make children in govt schools job creators

Bringing up baby: Next chapter of abandoned 2-year-old ‘Gudiya’

Lying abandoned for four days in a field, a two-year-old fought stab wounds, heat, rain, hunger, thirst and maggots. While her survival was a miracle, could the rest of her story in a child care home in west UP also turn out the same? The Indian Express on the next chapter for Gudiya

Street Wise: In shadow of Qutub Minar, urban village that gets its name from Tughlaq court noble

An urban village which has Qutub Minar on one side and Saket on the other, Saidulajab is now known for The Garden of Five Senses and Champa Gali, with its design studios, chic cafes and handicraft stores.

Assembly poll prep on, AAP may repeat four Lok Sabha candidates

According to sources, Gugan Singh, who contested from North West Delhi and came in second with 21% of the total votes, is being considered as an assembly candidate from Bawana.

Two MLAs who crossed to BJP get Delhi Assembly notice: AAP seeks their disqualification, writes to speaker

Sehrawat, who is the Bijwasan MLA, and Bajpai, who is the MLA from Gandhi Nagar, joined the BJP on May 6 and May 3 respectively, days before the Lok Sabha polls.

Winds of change: Mechanised machines brought in to end sewage death menace in Delhi

For families of men who died cleaning the capital’s sewers, the Delhi Jal Board’s mechanised machines offer a chance to make a living without putting lives on the line. The Indian Express speaks to a family that received one such machine, and the men who operate it, to understand what it means to them.

AAP may repeat Raghav and Atishi in Delhi Assembly polls

BJP won all seven Lok Sabha seats by a sizeable margin in Delhi last month. While Chadha had secured the second highest vote share, Atishi finished third behind BJP and Congress.

Explained: Free rides, fare perspective

Delhi government’s proposal to make bus and Metro rides free for women has drawn reactions ranging from approval to rejection. What are the precedents for the idea; what do studies on other cities show?

New York to Canada, Delhi govt school classrooms are now going places

To develop a professional community of teachers across the globe, teachers in Delhi government schools are spearheading a movement to bring more educators — from government and private schools — to social media.

Free Metro for women: ‘Can extend scheme to trans people’

The commission, an advisory body of the Delhi government, is behind the proposal to make Metro rides free for women.

Luxembourg to Germany, many have given free public travel a shot

In December last year, Luxembourg announced that it would make all public transportation — trains, trams and buses — free for everyone by March 2020, becoming the first country in the world to do so. Years before that, in the mid 1990s, cities in Germany and Belgium had also made public transportation free for residents. […]

Free metro, bus travel for women in Delhi: Experts see hope, some apprehensions

Officials said that if Metro agrees to the move, it will have to devise a mechanism to register the number of women who avail free rides and those who don’t

AAP eyes 2015 Delhi Assembly election repeat but faces taller mountains

The BJP has again won all seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital — this time with a vote share of 56%. AAP’s vote share is down from 33% in 2014 to 18% now, leaving it a distant third and giving hope to the Congress that its vote bank is slowly, but surely, returning to the fold.

To keep team intact, prepare for 2020, Arvind Kejriwal starts meeting MLAs

A few weeks ago, AAP had alleged that the BJP had reached out to seven of its MLAs and offered them Rs 10 crore for switching over before elections.

What will sting AAP more: Strongholds lost, JJ clusters, minority pockets went with rivals

AAP’s performance in three assembly segments in south Delhi could also ring alarm bells.

Lok Sabha election results, Delhi: BJP>AAP+Congress

Each of BJP’s seven candidates got more than 50%, suggesting that a tie-up between its rivals would not have mattered; Cong pulls ahead of AAP in five seats

Delhi saffronwash: Why even an AAP-Congress alliance couldn’t have stopped BJP

The biggest margin, so far, is in West Delhi, where BJP's Parvesh Sahib Singh has a lead of 1.56 lakh votes over Congress's Mahabal Mishra.

Stubble burning rises: Late harvest, poll duty

Be it Patiala, the home district of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Sangrur, the stronghold of AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, or Bathinda, the seat of Union Akali minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, large tracts of farmland are being set on fire.