Shamani Joshi

Weed

Is it Safe to Drive if You’re Stoned? An Investigation

We look into whether hitting the accelerator after hitting the blunt is in any way better than drunk driving.
Shamani Joshi
a day ago
Coronavirus

An Indian Woman Sold Her Baby to Make Ends Meet During Lockdown. She Isn’t the First

Daily wage labourers and migrant workers hit by poverty are being driven to desperate measures to survive. 
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
world drugs

India’s High Demand For Drugs in Lockdown Is Making Dealers Take More Risks

Since the enforcement of lockdown, India’s drug busts are seeing higher quantities of opium and marijuana as dealers attempt to smuggle drugs through creative ways.
Shamani Joshi
4 days ago
crime

Cops Bust a Party of 40 Gangsters Celebrating the Release of a Fellow Criminal 

Sunny alias Nandi, a notorious gangster accused in a double murder case, was out on interim bail to seek medical treatment. 
Shamani Joshi
4 days ago
Politics

How Sushant Singh’s Death Became a CBI Investigation Influencing Bihar Elections

The late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is being investigated for money laundering and abetment of suicide.
Shamani Joshi
8.9.20
environment

Young Indians Are Overcoming Lockdown Restrictions to Take On a Problematic Environmental Proposal Online

From virtual human chains to comment-bombing celebrities, this is how activists, artists and students are powerfully protesting the draft EIA 2020 despite the pandemic.
Shamani Joshi
8.7.20
mental health

I Tried the Weirdest Virtual Wellness Experiences on Airbnb in My Quest to Be Less Anxious

From meditating with sleepy sheep to building a tower of crystal rocks, I tried the most out-of-the-box experiences to overcome my lockdown anxiety. Did they work?
Shamani Joshi
8.5.20
Coronavirus

Indian Lawmakers Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Are Avoiding Going to Government-Run Hospitals

Senior politicians, including Home Minister Amit Shah, are being treated at private hospitals.
Shamani Joshi
8.3.20
YouTube

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
7.25.20
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
7.24.20
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
7.24.20
Travel

Tired of Lockdown Life? These Tropical Islands Are Offering Visas So You Can Work From Paradise

Sun, sea, sand, social distancing.
Shamani Joshi
7.22.20
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