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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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June 21, 2022

Flip-Flop on Wheat Exports Angers Indian Farmers

By Kavita Chowdhury
Farmers were hoping to benefit from soaring global wheat prices. The export ban dashed their hopes.
June 13, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Recognizes Sex Work as a Profession

By Kavita Chowdhury
Voluntary sex work is legal in India but trafficking for sex is punishable under the law.

May 31, 2022

Contrary to Hindutva Claims, India’s Muslim Fertility Rate is Declining Sharply

By Kavita Chowdhury
The fertility rate among Muslims has dropped by nearly half since 1993, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

May 23, 2022

Bulldozers Emerge as an Important Weapon in BJP’s Anti-Muslim Arsenal

By Kavita Chowdhury
The demolition of properties owned by Muslims was electorally rewarded in Uttar Pradesh. The tactic is being adopted in other parts of India now too.

May 06, 2022

Modi Government’s Plan to Make Hindi India’s National Language Stirs Conflict

By Kavita Chowdhury
This is an assault on India’s federalism and linguistic diversity, even its Constitution, say experts.
April 29, 2022

India’s School Education Is in Grave Crisis

By Kavita Chowdhury
Already existing inequalities in education have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

March 27, 2022

BJP Government Uses a Movie to Incite Anti-Muslim Violence

By Kavita Chowdhury
The film, which pays little heed to facts, claims that Kashmiri Hindus were victims of genocide at the hands of Muslims.
March 11, 2022

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
Winning four of five state assembly elections, the party is comfortably positioned for national elections in 2024.

February 24, 2022

The BJP Has the Edge in the Electoral Race in Uttar Pradesh

By Kavita Chowdhury
However, its principal challenger, the Samajwadi Party, could still stage an upset.

February 10, 2022

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Students Are Being Shut out of Schools in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
Why does wearing a hijab to school merit a ban when heads of government in India are overtly Hindu in their dress and practice?

January 28, 2022

India’s Descent Into a Spiral of Genocidal Hate

By Kavita Chowdhury
‘Trads,’ or traditionalists, are highly radicalized members of the Hindutva hate machine who are openly calling for the genocide of Muslims.
January 13, 2022

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?

By Kavita Chowdhury
Its principal rival, the Samajwadi Party, has stitched together alliances with parties representing the Backward Castes, Dalits, and Muslims.

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