articles by Ankita Anand

India

A battle for rights: Why a nagar panchayat in Chhattisgarh fought to reclaim its legal status as a village

Vishrampuri in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh became one of the villages to be declared a nagar panchayat in 2009. But this move took away the residents' rights under the housing welfare scheme and they were no longer entitled to benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

India

Parents in Delhi need to educate children on how to tackle pollution, not just escape it; outdoor activities key to wholesome development

While healthy people can lose their good health because of pollution, it is worse for people who already have medical conditions.

Life

On what it takes to puncture a manel and overcome internalised conditioning in a patriarchy

As a journalist, a writer, a poet or as someone invested in gender issues, if I am invited to speak publicly, there is often a pattern to the sequence of events that unfold. There are aspects of internalised conditioning that I have to work against to publicly be as full and true a version of myself as I want to be.