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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
June 01, 2023

New Parliament Building is Modi’s ‘Personal Vanity Project,’ Says Opposition

By Kavita Chowdhury
The inaugural ceremony violated constitutional norms and undermined India’s secular principles.

May 22, 2023

How the BJP Uses Cinema and False Communal Narratives to Further Its Divisive Agenda

By Kavita Chowdhury
The film "The Kerala Story" claims that 32,000 Hindu women of Kerala were converted to Islam and recruited into the Islamic State.
May 05, 2023

Is the ‘Modi Magic’ Waning in Karnataka State?

By Kavita Chowdhury
For the first time in over a decade, the opposition Congress is battle-ready and confident. It could oust the ruling BJP in the southern Indian state.

April 25, 2023

Revelations on Pulwama Attack Return to Haunt Indian PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
A former governor of Jammu and Kashmir has said that the Modi government refused to provide aircraft to lift paramilitary personnel traversing a risky route.

April 10, 2023

BJP Government is Rewriting Indian History Selectively

By Kavita Chowdhury
References to the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat riots under BJP rule have been deleted from textbooks while anti-Sikh riots under Congress rule have been retained.

March 20, 2023

Same-Sex Marriage Will Cause ‘Complete Havoc,’ Says Indian Government

By Kavita Chowdhury
Gay relationships are legal in India. The government is now opposing the legalization of same-sex unions in the Supreme Court.
March 08, 2023

The Grim Reality of Sexual Violence for India’s Dalit Women

By Kavita Chowdhury
Even as the BJP government celebrates International Women’s Day, yet another Dalit gang rape victim is denied justice.

February 28, 2023

Modi Regime’s Prickliness to Criticism Is Growing

By Kavita Chowdhury
The Congress party's spokesperson joins a long list of journalists, activists, and politicians detained for criticizing Modi and his government.

February 23, 2023

Politics Drives Assam’s Crackdown on Child Marriage

By Kavita Chowdhury
Most of those arrested for underage marriage in the Northeast Indian state are Muslim men.

February 14, 2023

Bollywood Film ‘Pathaan’ Pushes Back Against Modi Regime’s Hate Agenda

By Kavita Chowdhury
The movie, which is about an Indian operative and a Pakistani spy joining hands to save humanity from annihilation, counters the fear-mongering of Hindutva votaries.

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.

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