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Friday, June 18, 2021

Shruti Nair


Shruti Nair is a Sub-Editor with The Indian Express. She tweets at @MissNairr

Delhi’s Lohar community sceptical of Kejriwal’s juggi-makaan scheme: Why not before polls?
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The blacksmith community, especially the Gadia Lohars which is a marginalised community staying in 'informal settlements' of bastis and jhuggis in the National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR) for several decades have not been recognised in surveys by the Delhi government or its Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.

From school dropout to cruise chef, this Dharavi boy is going places
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

“When I got my second back in Class XII and stayed home for two years, I was unsure where my life was headed. I had stopped dreaming. But, right now, I know for sure that this is the turning point in my life,” Vinayak Hosamani tells while preparing to leave for Southampton.

Maharashtra elections 2019: In Thane seats, city metro project is common across contestants agendas
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Asked if the Mahayuti alliance is now more in favour of the BJP compared to the Sena, Pratap Sarnaik argued that Thane has always been with the Shiv Sena and 2014 was just a result of ‘Modiji ka jadu (Modi magic).”

Decoding Modi’s address on Kashmir: Words and ideas in the Prime Minister’s speech
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi address to nation on Kashmir: He used the words Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh 65 times and 28 times respectively, and referred to desh (nation) 22 times.

BJP-Sena prove mettle in ‘Maha’ battle: Gadkari retains Nagpur; Urmila Matondkar trails by 4 lakh votes
Fri, May 24, 2019

In 2014, the NDA had swept the polls, winning 42 out of the 48 seats here. The BJP itself had won 23 seats and the Sena 18. NCP was victorious in four seats whereas Congress could only conquer two.

Maharashtra, Gujarat Election Results 2019 Highlights: NDA retains 2014 glory along West coast states
Fri, May 24, 2019

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa (West India) Election Results 2019 Highlights: As BJP-NDA is determined to make a comeback, Gujarat saw a clean sweep by the Saffron party as even Maharashtra witnessed the BJP-Sena combine taking over majority seats. Goa, however with two seats still remains an uncertain terrain.

How with a bunch of toilets, AAP has ensured Delhi’s Anna Nagar residents don’t vote outside
Fri, May 10, 2019

The Anna Nagar slums near Indraprastha (IP) Metro Station houses nearly 5000 families. Literally every corner of this locality has a public toilet, all set up in 2016, exactly a year after the Aam Aadmi Party won the Assembly elections in the national capital

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: How BJP, Congress and AAP are preparing for India’s biggest social media battle
Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Facebook might have tightened the virality of political content, but still has a large number of users who political parties can’t afford to ignore. But parties are now clearly looking beyond third party platforms.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince in Pakistan: Inks deals worth $20 bn, gets highest civilian award
Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Both heads of the nations held a joint business conference Monday to strengthen economic ties, a day after they signed a slew of investment agreements. The Saudi Prince who has returned to Riyadh today is slated to visit India on Tuesday. 

PMDD still goes undiagnosed and untreated, but help could be on way
Sun, Jan 06, 2019

Most women remain unaware of the disorder and do not know that they are suffering not from PMS, but PMDD.

Section 377 verdict: LGBTQIA students relieved, say the first step towards equality
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Like Sonal Chopra, college students from across the country who identify themselves as LGBTQIA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex and Asexual) were happy and relieved as soon as the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a landmark judgment scrapping Section 377 of the IPC.

The ugly side of reality tv: Participant of Indian Idol reveals what goes on behind the scenes
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

A man who auditioned for Indian Idol in 2012 recounted his horror account in a thread of tweets that has since gone viral.

Challenging times: From fun to fatal, the full spectrum of online challenges that went viral in 2018
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Here, we look back at the past half year to fish out some of the internet challenges that had social media enthusiasts going from aww to oh god.