articles by Sohini Chakravorty

India

24-year-old student's suicide should be a wake up call to raise the dialogue on depression

Arjun Bhardwaj's, the student who committed suicide on Monday, last few posts on Facebook revealed that he was trying to reach out to people, the posts were a desperate cry for help.

Politics

Yogi Adityanath's UP development agenda is a pipe dream unless women are considered equal partners

Yogi Adityanath might be rushing on the development agenda, but unless he stretches his imagination and recongnises the role of women as an equal stakeholder in the socio-economic growth of the state, not just limit to the family, all-round development of Uttar Pradesh can remain a myth.

India

JNU student suicide: Are Indian universities creating disenchantment in students?

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) research scholar J Muthukrishnan's battle against institutionalised discrimination will now be taken up by his peers and colleagues who will demand justice, transparency and equal opportunities. Just over a year back, he was fighting the same fight for Dalit research scholar from University of Hyderabad (UoH) Rohith Vemula.

World

Ivanka Trump wears French designer dress to Congress: Hypocrisy or fake news?

Though President Donald Trump's first address to the Congress was seen as an attempt to calm overwrought nerves, a more relevant and pressing issue caught people's attention: Ivanka Trump's fuchsia Roland Mouret dress that she wore to the joint session of Congress.

Politics

Newsroom Diaries 2016: Five state polls, politics and the potpourri of headlines

The state polls of 2016 featured four major states with different political players and dynamics - the challenge was bring out the critical issues pertaining to each state and present it to a national audience.

India

Demonetisation: Nearly 10 days in, the pain has yet to ease for the common man

It's day nine of demonetisation. Parliament is in uproar over the issue, protests are breaking out, politicians are fighting it out to earn some brownie points, but the line outside ATMs and banks are not moving.

World

US election 2016: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's long vitriolic road to the finale

The US election 2016 has been a roller coaster ride not just for the two presidential polarising candidates - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - but also for the American citizens and the rest of the world. The highly charged election season might not culminate on 8 November especially if histrionic Donald Trump refuses to concede.

India

Anurag Kashyap's demand for a Narendra Modi apology is just misplaced

On Sunday, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tweeted at Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisting that the PM should apologise for his visit to Pakistan.

India

International Literacy Day: How has India fared in eradicating illiteracy

On International Literacy Day (8 September), it is time to scrutinise the growth of literacy rate in India, what are the challenges ahead, whether we have enough qualified teachers in India, who are indeed contributing to nation building and is there a conducive environment for a sustainable and all-round development.

India

The Balochistan conundrum: What's next for the fractious India-Pakistan relationship?

Modi's remarks on Balochistan not only indicated a change in policy shift, but also a change in tact to counter Pakistan's constant provocation on Kashmir.

India

Bharat Mata ki Jai: In the age of nationalism, what does being 'anti-national' mean?

The cheerleaders of nationalism in India seemed to have confused the term with freedom of expression.

India

Tyranny of gau rakshaks: The rise of cow vigilantes under the BJP govt

Political outfits like the RSS, VHP and their Hindutva agenda have given confidence to the gau rakshaks to get away with unabated violence.

Life

Why are qualified women like Merin Joseph reduced to just a pretty face?

Merin Joseph was the youngest IPS officer in the Kerala cadre. But according to Google, people are not interested in her policing qualities, the top queries are about her age, husband and Facebook page

Politics

As it happened: Left stages a comeback, BJP opens account in Kerala

The Left is set to return to power in Kerala, two exit polls predicted on 16 May evening.

Politics

West Bengal polls: 74 % voter turn-out; enclave-dwellers vote for the first time

Polling began at 7 am for 25 constituencies in the sixth and final phase of the staggered month-long polling for the West Bengal assembly elections.

India

Fewer cars on day 1 of odd-even phase II but real test on Monday: Highlights of the day

The odd-even experiment will once again play out in Delhi roads from Friday, taking cars whose registration numbers end with even numbers off roads