Ankita Rao

reproductive rights

Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilised Without Their Consent

In the 20th century, the US and Canada carried out a quiet genocide against Native women through coerced sterilisation. In 2019, it’s still happening.
Ankita Rao
9.9.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralised strategy makes it almost immune to labour action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the spectre of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
Late Capitalism

The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat

Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy.
Ankita Rao
3.13.19
Late Capitalism

Anti-Amazon Fever Is Spreading, and Big Tech Companies Should Be Worried

After the company's deal collapsed in New York, the next community-upending project might be a tougher sell.
Ankita Rao
2.26.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Our Cities are Designed for Loneliness

Our built environment is not working in our favor. Urban planners want to change that.
Ankita Rao
12.11.18
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

We’re All Burned Out and Trying to Escape It

Poor mental health is not unique to one generation, but Gen Y and Gen Z are connected and responsive 24/7. It’s no wonder they’re increasingly turning to drugs as an antidote to our digital dystopia.
Ankita Rao
Max Daly
12.3.18
YouTube

The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie

An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Ankita Rao
9.3.18
Hollywood

South Asian Actors Are Fighting Hollywood's Racism

Those who used to be the underdogs, the sidekicks and the stereotyped are speaking out, and America is listening.
Ankita Rao
4.16.18
Motherboard Homepage

Sexism and the City

Most cities were designed around men and their work. It's time for that to change.
Ankita Rao
5.15.17
THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

This Government Agency Wants to Prevent Another Obamacare Web Meltdown

How 18F is working to help digitize US government services.
Ankita Rao
2.20.17