articles by Apekshita Varshney

India

Bengaluru’s Bilal Bagh shows new protest culture — one that replaces angry men with women of quiet strength

Sites like Bengaluru's Bilal Bagh are offering women a safe and inclusive place to sit together and be united in their disagreements with the state.

India

Despite new land acquisition Act, farmers remain vulnerable to poor compensation as many states dilute law for several sectors

The government has had an uninterrupted reign with land acquisitions for many decades, and only recently has their unbridled existence been challenged.

Politics

BMC Election 2017: Brazen nepotism among corporators means Mumbai is in for a 'proxy' election

Current crop of corporators in Mumbai have found a way around reservations in the 2017 BMC election, by fielding their wives as candidates.

Politics

BMC Election 2017: A battle of words, not reforms between Uddhav and Fadnavis

While politicians have set foot in Mumbai’s narrow lanes and dared to canvass for the BMC elections despite their many broken promises, the political narrative is being shaped by two men who are not directly accountable to the people of the city.