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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
May 23, 2024

AAP Under a Cloud as India’s General Elections Enter New Delhi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Allegations that a key aide of AAP chief Kejriwal assaulted a female MP could cost the party the votes of women.

May 13, 2024

Will Arvind Kejriwal’s Release on Bail Be a Game Changer for AAP and INDIA?

By Kavita Chowdhury
The Delhi chief minister’s arrest is not only perceived as evidence of the BJP government’s vindictiveness but also has triggered sympathy for him.
May 09, 2024

Mahua Moitra Refuses to be Intimidated by Narendra Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
The Diplomat meets the firebrand Indian politician on the election campaign trail in West Bengal.

April 30, 2024

India’s Political Satirists Challenge Narendra Modi on Social Media

By Kavita Chowdhury
With the mainstream media doubling up as cheerleaders of the Modi government, YouTubers are speaking truth to power.

April 17, 2024

BJP Election Manifesto 2024 Focuses on Narendra Modi, Not the Party

By Kavita Chowdhury
The opposition has dismissed the manifesto as a "jumla patra," a document of fake promises.

April 12, 2024

Congress Party’s Election Manifesto Creates a Buzz

By Kavita Chowdhury
Its focus on job creation, which has been among the top concerns of respondents in a recent survey, has rattled the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
March 27, 2024

Why is Narendra Modi Nervous Ahead of India’s General Elections?

By Kavita Chowdhury
Possibly for the first time in a decade, Modi's government finds its image dented by revelations of corruption.

March 14, 2024

PM Modi Begins Implementing Controversial Citizenship Law Ahead of Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
It is aimed at the communal polarization of India to solidify Hindu votes, and deflect attention away from disclosures of the government’s controversial party funding scheme.

March 06, 2024

Sexual Violence Grows in 10 Years of Modi Rule in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
As disturbing as the assaults is the response of ministers and officials who accuse those that speak out against rape culture of defaming India.

February 29, 2024

Student Suicides in Kota’s ‘Coaching Factories’ Point to India’s Broken Education System

By Kavita Chowdhury
Caught between unrealistic parental aspirations and inability to cope with academic pressure, students spiral into depression and sometimes die by suicide.

February 16, 2024

Indian Supreme Court Scraps PM Modi’s Controversial Party Funding Scheme

By Kavita Chowdhury
The apex court declared the opaque electoral bonds scheme, which benefited the BJP the most, to be unconstitutional.
January 21, 2024

Hindutva Activists Target Tamil Film ‘Annapoorani’

By Kavita Chowdhury
The movie’s claim that the Hindu deity Ram was a meat eater has raised the hackles of Hindu hardliners.

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