Shamani Joshi

crime

India’s Top Court Is Reviewing if Couples Who Elope Should Have the Right To Privacy

India has seen more than 350 honour killings in the last six years.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
Coronavirus

Indian Politician Who Claimed Mud Baths and Blowing Conch Shells Made Him Immune To Coronavirus Tested Positive

Indian lawmakers who advocated bizarre cures for COVID-19 are now getting infected.  
Shamani Joshi
4 days ago
discrimination

A Barbershop in India Is Taking on Centuries of Caste Discrimination

Members of a scheduled caste were barred from entering barbershops in a village in the southern Indian state of Kerala. A government-run salon is changing that.
Shamani Joshi
5 days ago
Politics

This Civil Rights Group Fights Hate Crimes. Now, Its Members Are Being Arrested Under India’s Controversial Anti-Terror Law. 

Former student leader Umar Khalid, a founding member of United Against Hate movement, has been arrested for his alleged role in violence that broke out in New Delhi in February this year.
Shamani Joshi
9.15.20
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Patients Keep Fleeing From Hospitals in India

Misinformation and stigma around the novel coronavirus has led to more than 100 patients fleeing from COVID-19 care facilities. 
Shamani Joshi
9.11.20
Coronavirus

This Platform Is Crowdsourcing Information To Visualise How COVID-19 Has Impacted the World

Covid Measures is a citizens’ tracker of governmental measures, guidelines, and human impact of coronavirus with a presence in more than 140 countries globally.
Shamani Joshi
9.10.20
Black Lives Matter

Indian Fans Are Apologizing To Beyoncé For a Racist Bollywood Song

The song suggests that Beyoncé would feel insecure after seeing the fair skin of the movie's lead actress.
Shamani Joshi
9.8.20
Identity

Politician Attacks Indian Actress for Wearing Sports Bra While Working Out in a Park

South Indian actress Samyuktha Hegde is the latest victim of aggressive moral policing in India. 
Shamani Joshi
9.7.20
Entertainment

Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires Investigates India’s Biggest Accused Scammers. Now, Its Subjects Are Trying to Block Its Release.

The docuseries covering the rise, fall, greed and corruption of Indian businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy, and Ramalinga Raju was put on hold by multiple courts. 
Shamani Joshi
9.4.20
Gaming

What India’s PUBG Ban Means For Its Professional Gaming Community

Gamers worry about losing followers, not being able to compete in tournaments with million-dollar prizes, and finding a new job amid rising unemployment.
Shamani Joshi
9.4.20
Internet

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter Account Hacked to Ask For Cryptocurrency

This comes after hackers pulled off a similar stunt in July, hacking Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West and Barack Obama asking for cryptocurrency. 
Shamani Joshi
9.3.20
Coronavirus

India Is Relaxing Inter-State Travel Restrictions. Locals in Tourism States Are Worried

The emerging virus epicenter is relaxing border restrictions and allowing inter-state travel without COVID-19 negative certificates or mandatory quarantines for some states. 
Shamani Joshi
9.3.20
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