articles by Arunava Banerjee

India

Sterlite protests: Over hundred missing, others being targeted, allege Tuticorin residents; police say tensions subdued

Tuticorin residents allege that over a hundred people remain missing after the Sterlite protests, and police are arresting and detaining youngsters.

Politics

Karnataka Assembly polls: Social media data less of a concern in Indian politics than fake news, say experts

While the Cambridge Analytica scandal has created concerns over the breach of privacy by data firms, agencies providing election management services in the Karnataka elections say that social media is not at all useful in planning out election campaigns

Politics

Karnataka Election 2018: JD(S), HD Kumaraswamy go digital for polls, take app route to campaign and connect

The Janata Dal (Secular) has chosen to keep their campaign in Karnataka Assembly election specific and simple using WhatsApp, Facebook and an Android game where the primary character is a caricature of HD Kumaraswamy

India

Denied job due to her gender by Air India, Shanavi Ponnusamy fights for equal employment opportunities for trans people

Shanavi Ponnusamy identifies as a transwoman but was forced to apply as a woman for a job because Air India doesn't yet accommodate transgenders as a separate category

Politics

Now, Karnataka voters get free water as BJP, Congress rush to capitalise on scarcity in parched Bengaluru villages

Congress party workers claim that this distribution is an eyewash and the entire region in Bengaluru is living on the mercy of water mafias.