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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
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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?

June 26, 2023

17 Opposition Parties Come Together to Take on Indian PM Modi

By Kavita Chowdhury
Will they be able to stop the Modi-led BJP from winning a third term in the 2024 general elections?
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.

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