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Kavita Chowdhury

Kavita Chowdhury

Kavita Chowdhury is an independent journalist and writes on development, politics, gender, culture.

Kavita Chowdhury is an independent journalist and an Adjunct Faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. With two decades of experience in the industry, Kavita writes on a diverse range of issues, including politics, current affairs, gender, and developmental challenges facing the economy. Kavita is an equally passionate writer on travel, heritage, art and culture. She enjoys chronicling stories of courage and resilience of ordinary people. She has been a correspondent for some of the leading national news publications such as Business Standard, The Indian Express and Mail Today of the India Today group. She has written for Indian and foreign publications, including San Francisco Chronicle, The Hindu Business Line, The Hindu, Live History India, and the Economic and Political Weekly.

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Posts by Kavita Chowdhury
January 11, 2023

Horrific Crime Reaffirms Delhi’s Status as India’s Most Unsafe City for Women

By Kavita Chowdhury
A woman was hit by a car filled with drunk men, who drove on for 13 kilometers, dragging her body lodged in the car’s wheels.

December 20, 2022

India’s Controversial Data Protection Bill

By Kavita Chowdhury
Among its contentious clauses is one that grants blanket exemption to central investigative agencies on the grounds of national security.
December 02, 2022

India’s Hindutva Proponents and Zionist Israel: Strange Bedfellows

By Kavita Chowdhury
Although they share a strong affinity in outlook, goals, and methods, Hindutva ideologues were also fanboys of Adolf Hitler.

November 16, 2022

India’s PM Is Perpetually in Campaign Mode

By Kavita Chowdhury
Preoccupied with inaugurating infrastructure projects and addressing election rallies, Narendra Modi is neglecting governance and the problems confronting the people.

November 03, 2022

Political Parties Engage in Competitive Communal Politics in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
In a bid to win the support of Hindu voters, the Aam Aadmi Party is calling for pictures of Hindu deities on Indian currency notes.

October 21, 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge Takes Over the Reins of India’s Congress Party

By Kavita Chowdhury
Will the veteran politician be able to revive the party organization and increase Congress vote share in the 2024 general election?
October 11, 2022

A Non-Gandhi Will Helm India’s Congress Party After 25 Years

By Kavita Chowdhury
In the fray for the post of party president are veteran Dalit politician Kharge and diplomat-turned-politician Tharoor.

September 23, 2022

Critic and Key Challenger Softens Stance Against Indian PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Chastened by investigations against her party leaders, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee makes a tactical shift.

September 12, 2022

Can Rahul Gandhi’s Long March Revive the Fortunes of the Congress Party?

By Kavita Chowdhury
The march has enthused the rank and file but India’s main opposition party needs to address its leadership crisis and organizational issues as well.

August 23, 2022

Seven Decades After It Was Abolished, ‘Untouchability’ Continues to be Practiced in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
The recent killing of a Dalit child for drinking water out of a pot meant for upper caste people lays bare the extreme discrimination, exclusion, and violence that Dalits suffer.

August 10, 2022

Enforced Vegetarianism in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
Meat shops and slaughter houses in Gurugram near New Delhi will stay shut for nine days during a Jain religious festival.
July 27, 2022

School Social Science Textbook Revisions in India Kick Up Controversy

By Kavita Chowdhury
The deletions from history and political science textbooks seem aimed at rewriting history.

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