articles by Bhavya Dore

Sports

A summer without the French Open: Reflections on growing up with tennis, in a world that cannot afford sports

The French Open has been to my summer what a Rafael Nadal victory has been to the French Open: an inevitable, intractable fact of life.

Sports

Madeleine Pape, once Caster Semenya's competitor and proponent of IAAF's hyperandrogenism rules, disappointed by CAS ruling

Madeleine Pape, once Caster Semenya's competitor and proponent of IAAF's hyperandrogenism rules, disappointed by CAS ruling.

India

Rajkot Police seek end to PUBG downloads from Play Store, write to Google

Rajkot police's letter seeks to be a comprehensive measure to refrain people from playing PUBG.

India

26/11 Mumbai attacks: 10 years on, forensic expert remembers the night terrorist Abu Ismail was brought in

Dr Shailesh Mohite himself conducted the post-mortem on Abu Ismail, who had several gunshot wounds on his body.

World

World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate it

In 1988, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious campaign to rid the world of polio by 2000. It’s 2018, and polio still persists in pockets, including cases of vaccine-derived polio in India.

Life

World Suicide Prevention Day: In India, multiple challenges persist despite efforts

In India, suicide statistics have been growing at an alarming rate. In 1978 for instance, the suicide rate (counted as deaths per one lakh people) was 6.3, now it is 10.6.

Life

Meet India’s competitive women cubers; a minority in a male-dominated sport

Among the dozens of competitors at a cubing championship being held in Mumbai, the few women are a novelty in the testosterone-heavy room.

Life

To Russia, with love: Six Indian football players are headed to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Six youngsters from India, part of the Oscar Foundation's football-for-development initiative, will be travelling to Russia to participate in a series of workshops and conferences and watch a game at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup

India

Maharashtra authorities lack awareness on child-friendly provisions in POCSO Act, finds study by two non-profits

A report by two non-profits suggests that there is a lack of awareness among authorities which implement the POCSO Act, which deals with child sexual abuse.

India

Bhima-Koregaon caste violence: 16 juveniles arrested during Maharashtra bandh clashes released on bail

Sixteen boys who were arrested by the Govandi police during the protests last Wednesday during the Maharashtra bandh have been released on bail.

Life

New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman on 'Cat Person', and the long reach of short stories

The New Yorker's fiction editor Deborah Treisman talks about viral story #CatPerson, fact checking fiction, and the flood of submissions in the Trump era

India

Dawoodi Bohra succession case: Three-day examination of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin yields little new information

Fakhruddin’s claim that he is the true Dai al-Mutlaq, or leader of the 1.5-million strong Dawoodi Bohra community is a continuation of a claim made by his father.

Life

Child sexual abuse is rampant in societies where fear, violence abound, says expert

David Finkelhor, a leading expert in the area of child sexual abuse, on identifying risk factors and formulating effective policies to tackle the problem

Life

Street art is a great way to communicate with people: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, on creating a Mahatma Gandhi mural at the Churchgate Station for St+art Mumbai

India

In Maharashtra, POCSO sees lowest conviction in speedy trials, victims' character often called into question

A study of 1,330 judgments given under POCSO act across Maharashtra showed several instances when characters of victims were questioned even though the law doesn't allow it

India

How Alt News is trying to take on the fake news ecosystem in India

In its brief career so far, AltNews has quickly begun to acquire a reputation as a slayer of fake news

World

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election and 65% of France heaves a sigh of relief

A few minutes after 8 pm (Central European Time Zone) on Sunday, the serious faces of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen rotated dramatically on giant screens set up in the public grounds of the Louvre, whirling for a few seconds until the results flashed

World

French Presidential Election 2017: As voting begins, Paris comes out for Emmanuel Macron

Karine Colman stepped out of queue briefly to chase her young son, then retrieved him and returned to her place in the line behind 10 other voters. At 10.30am, the polling venue at the town hall in the 14th arrondissement of Paris was already seeing a steady stream of voters. This Sunday France votes for its president; and the choice lies between the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

World

France Presidential Elections 2017: A contest between differing national visions

As France goes to polls, what will triumph? Emmanuel Macron's pro-Europe approach, or Marine Le Pen's white-hot nationalism?

World

French presidential polls: Macron widens his lead over Le Pen, but a victory is still far away

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist, pro-Europe candidate has widened his lead on his right-wing, populist rival Marine Le Pen ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote in France, in what is essentially his election to lose.