Latest posts by Devika Sakhadeo
Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them
Students protested throughout the entire month of August, citing concerns with COVID-19 transmission and reduced transportation in quarantined zones.
The claim that there’s a cure for COVID-19, but that powerful actors prevent access to it, allows these leaders to cast themselves as saviors.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced another economic reform package of 265 Billion USD during the COVID-19 pandemic which drew criticism from netizens.
In India, medical professionals including doctors and nurses have been stigmatised and came under attack for their work with Coronavirus patients, especially during a 21-day nationwide lockdown.
Millions of Indians confined themselves to their homes between 7 am and 9 pm on March 22, 2020, in response to a government-imposed curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Protests and marches are set to continue across India condemning the police brutality against the students of Jamia Millia Islamia University as-well-as demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Many are applauding the police in Hyderabad for acting as judge, jury, and executioner.
This year, the Indian national capital region is facing a severe pollution crisis as smog grows out of control and toxic foam covers the badly-polluted Yamuna River.
People have taken to Twitter to vent out their anticipation. Many have taken the exit polls results to be completely reflective of the actual results and have started congratulating Narendra Modi.
Barring a few incidents, the voting on the first day of the election went on peacefully and voter turnout was high. The next phase of election starts on April 18.
The fiercely contested political campaigns embrace slogans, counter-slogans and a lot of drama as the world's largest democracy goes into election from the 11th April to 19th May 2019.
Right-wing groups are in an uproar after the Indian Supreme Court allows women of menstruating age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
"Kerala is striving together...to overcome the catastrophic flood. However...some are trying to malign this great effort with misinformation in the form of fake messages on social media."
A community in the northern Indian state of Sikkim experiences challenges which threaten the existence of its traditional occupation of yak herding.
In 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy of Indian citizens is a fundamental right -- how will that affect the country's national ID system?
"Candle light vigil last night in #KarbiAnglong by Karbi Students' Association, KNCA and many other organizations, demanding justice for #NilotpalDas and #AbhijitNath and an end to lynch mob culture..."
Due to stronger global prices for crude oil, India is witnessing a rise in retail prices as the country sources 80% of its oil needs from abroad.
"The case mirrors a repeated pattern which tends to dissect a sexual abuse victim's language and dress while giving the accused a pass under the 'Boys will be boys' mentality."
Scandal surrounding "Padmavati" film causes Indian BJP leader to call for the lead actor's beheading and draws attention to larger issues of freedom of expression in film.
"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."
"Surely Modi's government must know of the terrible suffering these Rohingya have fled from."