articles by Kavita Kishore

India

As Chennai grapples with erratic weather, amateur weather bloggers help the city stay afloat

The recent deluge of catastrophic weather-related events in Chennai has given rise to a weather blogging community that is more active than any other in the country.

India

Puducherry sees sudden spike in premeditated murders, puts residents, cops on their toes

Political parties and activists say the police are to blame, and the current government needs to do more.

Politics

Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi finds herself in corner with political parties clamouring for her ouster

What started out as a public meeting where the local MLA was not invited has now culminated in a decision to send an all-party delegation to meet the president, prime minister and home minister to ask for Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi’s dismissal.

India

International Women's Day 2017: Meet Kalavathy Sridharan, a successful Dalit entrepreneur in Tamil Nadu

In the run up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, read about Kalavathy Sridharan, a young dalit entrepreneur from Chennai

Life

International Women's Day 2017: How S Ranganayaki became Tamil Nadu’s water warrior

‘Raja Vaaikal’ Ranganayaki fought alone for a basic need for her entire village – water – and won

India

Increase in crimes against senior citizens in Chennai forces them to shift to retirement homes

Crime statistics, along with regular media reports of crimes against senior citizens has resulted in many senior citizens feeling unsafe in Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

India

Teenage girl in Tamil Nadu set on fire by stalker shows caste cracks in state's social fabric

He now said that if the caste-based parties were involved, this tragedy could have been averted.

Politics

How to be an LG Kiran Bedi style: Crack the whip on cops and govt staff in Puducherry

For the people of Puducherry, the arrival of Bedi, and the reforms she has brought in has made a huge difference in a short period of time.

Politics

In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants

In spite of strong opposition and lobbying within and outside his party the Indian National Congress, V Narayanasamy is all set to take the reins in Puducherry.

Politics

Artists, dance troupes make hay in Tamil Nadu poll gambol

With little work throughout the year artists and dance troupes in Tamil Nadu make steady money mainly during the elections

Politics

Oh My God! Puducherry and TN candidates are obsessed with all things superstitious

The most prominent example is that of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's. She is often seen in either a green or a maroon saree, and people close to her say she believes that these two colours help her.

Politics

Tamil Nadu polls: Loss of loved ones and livelihood in floods breeds anger in Cuddalore

Last Diwali, incessant rains caused floods that tore through Cuddalore district, changing the lives of the people forever. The situation is yet to return to normal.

Politics

Tamil Nadu: Widows from Cuddalore give polls a miss after losing husbands to alcohol addiction

Cuddalore’s Kacharaiyanatham village is full of widows thanks to alcohol addiction and these women say they will not vote at all

Politics

Once Puducherry's 'people's CM', N Rangasamy has earned a poor reputation for misgovernance

If anyone wants to meet N Rangasamy, one just needs to visit the tea stall in Thattanchavady. One can get a glimpse of the Chief Minister of Puducherry on the tennis ground.

Politics

Stampede at Jayalalithaa's Vriddhachalam campaign lands six women in ICU

Two deaths due to unconfirmed causes, people say they waited for hours in the searing heat with no shade and many, without water or food.

Politics

Public servants taking early retirement to try their luck in Puducherry Assembly Election 2016

Since there are four major parties/alliances involved in the Puducherry polls, there is a rush for new faces.