articles by Srishti Kapoor

India

India, China agree to find early resolution of issues along Ladakh border; key highlights of 22nd WMCC meet

The meeting was held following a gap of over three months, after the last meeting held on 10 April remained inconclusive

India

Stuck in a maze of caste, cops and laws, women's security in Uttar Pradesh has been a farce under successive state govts

National Crime Record Bureau’s Crime in India 2019 report stated that crimes against women rose by 7.3 percent as compared to 2018. The state also had the highest number of crimes against girl children, the most dowry cases and the second highest number of rapes against Dalit women.

India

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

India

'Won't betray Hippocratic oath': In the face of deficient PPE kits, spike in cases, Punjab doctors put up tough fight against coronavirus

Doctors in Punjab say that apart from testing their endurance, PPE kits, if faulty, pose a grave danger of exposure. Returning home amid a lack of accommodation facility at GMCH Amritsar also causes worries about their families' safety

India

Three Mumbai residents make and donate face shields to essential workers; rope in stranded migrant workers to ramp up production

As residents of Mumbai stay indoors amid the lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus, Krysyn Rego and his team go to the workshop he set up at Corona Garden in Bandra to produce face shields

India

Inside coronavirus cluster zones: From identifying hotspots to following quarantine protocols, how states are containing pandemic

The government’s latest approach to battle coronavirus bears a striking similarity to the Bhilwara model, named after a city in Rajasthan where aggressive measures were taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19, to classify highly affected areas as cluster containment zones

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian tourists face hostile locals, forcible quarantine in Kerala, scramble to get home

Incidents of foreign nationals attempting to escape from coronavirus quarantine facilities to fly home has increased the fear among locals, adding to the hostility faced by them.

Politics

Seven years after AAP's squabbles with UPA, NDA governments, Arvind Kejriwal now sees wisdom in political coexistence

Arvind Kejriwal, who came to the forefront in 2011 with the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, started as a firebrand orator training his guns at political parties, but seven years later, has donned the image of a moderately combative people’s leader

India

As vice-chancellors walk tightrope between protests and protocol, creation of room for dissent may remedy admin lapses at campuses

The violence witnessed within Jamia Millia Islamia, AMU and JNU stirred up a movement seeking safety within campuses all over the country, serving as a reminder of the strength of politics, but also showing the administrative heads of the affected institutions in a grim light

India

Bihar custodial deaths highlight State's failure to ensure safety of inmates; reiterates need to ratify UN treaty against torture

The study of custodial deaths reveals that more than 65 per cent are attributed to suicide, about 25 per cent to mental shock and less than five per cent to police harassment

India

Deletion of 30 lakh voter names in Telangana: ECI violated norms, used state surveillance data to decide who votes, says NGO Swecha

In an interview with Firstpost, Swecha’s general secretary Kiran Chandra explains where the NERP-AP went wrong in Telangana