Shamani Joshi

Coronavirus

Indian Women Are Being Sexually Assaulted Even While in COVID-19 Isolation

There have been at least four different cases, either of sexual assault or stalking, in July.
Shamani Joshi
7.28.20
porn

The Pandemic Made This Sports Commentator Turn to Narrating Live Porn For the Blind

Play-by-play action just got a whole new meaning.
Shamani Joshi
7.27.20
extremism

How India’s Trolls Are Turning Hate Into Content

Last week, two YouTubers were arrested for threatening to rape an Indian comedian over a year-old joke.
Shamani Joshi
7.27.20
Coronavirus

Police Nab A Hospital Owner Selling Fake COVID-19 Negative Results

The scam casts doubt on not just official figures of coronavirus patients in the region, but also people’s confidence in the testing process.
Shamani Joshi
7.20.20
environment

India Wants to Let Polluters Self-Report Pollution. Now, Groups Against This Stupid Plan Have Had Their Sites Blocked

Environmental groups have until August to oppose the plan. Frustratingly, three online campaigns were blocked this month without explanation.
Shamani Joshi
7.15.20
Coronavirus

The Face of India’s Virus Awareness Campaign Has COVID-19. His VIP Treatment Highlights The Inequality in Healthcare Access

Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek were admitted to an isolation facility with mild symptoms, even as patients needing critical care are unable to access medical treatment.
Shamani Joshi
7.14.20
LGBTQ

The Indian Government Is Pushing to Include Transgender People in its Paramilitary Forces

But trans rights activists are worried this move may further exclude them from society.
Shamani Joshi
7.7.20
police brutality

Custodial Killing of a Father and Son in Tamil Nadu Exposes India’s Police Brutality Problem

The incident has opened a can of worms on the frequency of police excesses in the country.
Shamani Joshi
6.30.20
Ινδία

Budget Hotel Owners in Delhi Say They Are Banning Chinese Nationals

The Delhi Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association, which claims to represent more than 3,000 hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in Delhi will also boycott all Chinese products.
Shamani Joshi
6.28.20
Black Lives Matter

How The Black Lives Matter Movement is Impacting India’s Obsession With Light Skin

Not only are India’s top skin-whitening brands removing the word ‘fair’ from products or discontinuing them, even matrimonial websites are doing away with skin colour filters.
Shamani Joshi
6.28.20
Coronavirus

A Psychologist Explains Why We’re All So Obsessed With Board Games Again

No, we’re not just playing games like Ludo King, Scrabble and Monopoly because we’re bored.
Shamani Joshi
6.28.20
Drugs

Drugs Keep Washing up on Indian Shores

Over the weekend, 183 packets of hash and 78 kilos of crystal meth were found floating about in Indian seas.
Shamani Joshi
6.22.20
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