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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
December 04, 2023

Modi Juggernaut Wipes Out Congress in India’s ‘Hindi Heartland’

By Kavita Chowdhury
But for winning the southern state of Telangana, the opposition Congress performed dismally in recent state assembly elections.

November 23, 2023

Why India’s Electoral Bond Scheme Must Go

By Kavita Chowdhury
It was touted as a major electoral reform in poll funding. But the scheme is opaque and shrouded in secrecy.
November 09, 2023

INDIA Bloc Takes a Backseat in Five State Assembly Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
In three states, the election is a direct contest between the Congress and the BJP, and in the other two, the Congress is battling regional parties.

October 30, 2023

BJP Government Deploys Civil Servants for its Propaganda

By Kavita Chowdhury
It will launch a two-month-long campaign where bureaucrats will highlight the government’s achievements.

October 11, 2023

Modi Government Slaps Terrorism Charges on Journalists

By Kavita Chowdhury
The crackdown on NewsClick, a small online news portal, is aimed at silencing the last bastion of independent media organizations in India.

September 28, 2023

Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party

By Kavita Chowdhury
Over the past decade, the party seemed like a rudderless ship. That has changed. There is a new-found aggression in the party.
September 21, 2023

Bill on 33% Quota for Women in Legislatures Passes Lower House of Indian Parliament

By Kavita Chowdhury
While the BJP may gain votes in upcoming general elections for the move, it will be a long time before women reap any benefits.

August 22, 2023

India’s Supreme Court Takes Step Toward Gender-sensitive Rulings

By Kavita Chowdhury
It has issued a handbook that lists misogynistic language to be avoided in court rulings and draws attention to the impact of gender stereotypes on verdicts.

August 11, 2023

Rahul Gandhi Uses the Nationalism Plank to Take on PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Although the Modi government defeated the no-confidence motion, it is evident that it is rattled by the opposition.

August 02, 2023

In Manipur, Women Are Both Victims and Instigators of Sexual Violence

By Kavita Chowdhury
“Whether they be Kukis or Meiteis, the common factor is that women and children are the worst sufferers of this conflict.”

July 28, 2023

Delhi Drowns as Yamuna River Overflows

By Kavita Chowdhury
Rampant construction and illegal encroachments on the Yamuna floodplains caused the flooding of the Indian capital.
July 23, 2023

It is ‘INDIA’ Versus the BJP-led NDA in the 2024 General Election

By Kavita Chowdhury
India’s new opposition alliance has given itself a smart name. But can its constituent parties hold together and unseat the ruling BJP?

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