Indian Express

Here are my favorite clips from my three years at the Indian Express.

TOP READS:

Fauci Interview about COVID-19 in India

 

Not social media, data and boots on the ground gave BJP its edge in 2019
 

Why are so many Indian Americans planning to vote for Trump in 2020?

 

George Floyd and anti-CAA: Could this be the moment of reckoning for leaderless movements?

Tik-tok takes over in India

 

GROUND REPORT: Women labour migrants left behind in return to work 

GROUND REPORT: Key ration portability scheme hits snags

Police hunker down on social media in the run-up to Ayodhya verdict

 

Glaring gaps in the number of corona testing labs

The Texans behind Howdy, Modi

How BJP used data to turn beneficiaries into a voting bloc in 2019

Narrative: Virus as a metaphor, until it’s not

 

Back-stories and chitti tales: Indian Americans on the US election campaign trail
 

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FEATURES:

Stop app: How Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space

India’s largest conglomerates bank on data center infrastructure

 

Inside India’s algorithm-driven biryani industry worth crores

 

The story of the political WhatsApp forwards

 

Right-wing digital vigilante group outs “anti-national” posts after Pulwama

 

ELECTIONS: An uncle and a niece duel it out in Bihar

 

ELECTIONS: Bihari students ponder job prospects in tense general elections

 

ELECTIONS: YouTubers become political news stars

 

The first police murmurings to trace the source of WhatsApp forwards

 

The language problem of the World Wide Web: How to tackle the growing non-English Internet?

 

Should public policy positions in tech companies influence content decisions?

Regional parties see success on India’s version of Instagram

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INVESTIGATIONS:

ELECTIONS: Low-profile consulting firm manages BJP data

ELECTIONS: Most BJP Facebook ads come from outside party 

BJP requests Facebook for takedowns during 2019 elections

 

 

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NEWS (technology):

BJP flags 'rival' Facebook pages before elections

Farmer's Protests: the Government tackles dissent on Twitter

Immediate shutdown of Kashmir post-370 abrogation: Not a single dateline from the Valley the day after

 

With television black out, news from Pakistan comes from social media

 

WhatsApp forward limit hurts political forwards

 

India sides with Russia and China on global cyber crime

 

India’s data bill ‘Orwellian’ power

 

India’s contact tracing app (Aarogya Setu) predict hotspots with only 1/6 positive cases 

 

Pegasus news puts WhatsApp on the defense, part 2

Jharkhand elections require a rethink for digital strategy

 

Government plans migrant database and job portal after migrant crisis

 

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NEWS (health):

Health infrastructure only one per cent of Smart City Projects

Urban frontline health worker program neglected

DATA: COVID-19 spreads to the Eastern states

India’s early testing strategy logic

Exclusive Interview: India's ICMR takes first steps against COVID-19

 

COVID-19 positivity rises in random resting amongst symptomatics 

 

DATA: How India’s COVID-19 testing, cases compare globally

Data Analysis: Migrant trains head from red zones to green

 

Data Analysis: COVID hotspots continue to shift

 

Data Analysis: Bihar becomes worrisome COVID hotspot

 

 

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NEWS (migration and urbanisation)

GROUND REPORT: Eastern states brace for a second migrant wave home 

India's first migrant policy, explained

Exclusive: India's first migrant policy

Urban sewage plans: to dig or not?

Exclusive: Tap water connections new focus of government

 

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NEWS (misc):

GROUND REPORT: Lawyers help detainees entrapped in anti-CAA protests and arrests

Exclusive interview: Assam’s NRC coordinator speaks up