Akanksha Singh is a writer and culture journalist based in Mumbai, India. She has been published in Explore Parts Unknown, HuffPost, The Independent, The Sydney Morning Herald and many more. You can find her written work on akanksha-singh.com

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Indian comedian Kunal Kamra banned from IndiGo and Air India after heckling BJP ally

Comedian Kunal Kamra heckled TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an IndiGo airline flight from Mumbai to Lucknow.

31 Jan 2020 - 7:04AM

Comedian Kunal Kamra heckled TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard an IndiGo airline flight from Mumbai to Lucknow.

Indian comedian Kunal Kamra banned from IndiGo and Air India after heckling BJP ally
The new face of India’s dynastic elites: with brains, beauty and big hearts, the princesses of Mayurbhanj are not your regular royals

Kolkata-born sisters Mrinalika M Bhanj Deo and Akshita M Bhanj Deo promote local art and culture, run a sustainable boutique palace hotel, and embrace eco-tourism

11 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM

Kolkata-born sisters Mrinalika M Bhanj Deo and Akshita M Bhanj Deo promote local art and culture, run a sustainable boutique palace hotel, and embrace eco-tourism

The new face of India’s dynastic elites: with brains, beauty and big hearts, the princesses of Mayurbhanj are not your regular royals
Opinion | New Delhi’s pollution crisis is a lesson to the world: politicians blowing hot air are not the solution to climate change

Elected officials have preferred to play the blame game over severe pollution in India’s cities, especially the capital. This should show the world that political sloganeering is not the answer to an increasingly inhospitable climate.

7 Dec 2019 - 4:45PM

Elected officials have preferred to play the blame game over severe pollution in India’s cities, especially the capital. This should show the world that political sloganeering is not the answer to an increasingly inhospitable climate.

New Delhi’s pollution crisis is a lesson to the world: politicians blowing hot air are not the solution to climate change
Opinion | India’s Ayodhya judgment: old scores have been settled but new wounds are likely to be opened

The Supreme Court judgment allocating the disputed site on which mosque stood until the 1990s to the Hindu community will whet fundamentalist Hindu groups’ appetite for other such plots across the country.

14 Nov 2019 - 8:53AM

The Supreme Court judgment allocating the disputed site on which mosque stood until the 1990s to the Hindu community will whet fundamentalist Hindu groups’ appetite for other such plots across the country.

India’s Ayodhya judgment: old scores have been settled but new wounds are likely to be opened
Opinion | #MeToo in India has moved beyond Bollywood to a broader conversation about the roots of sexual harassment

While there has been a backlash against Indian women sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed and the country’s sociocultural complexity makes it hard to evaluate the impact of the movement, it’s clear something has changed.

6 Nov 2019 - 6:54PM

While there has been a backlash against Indian women sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed and the country’s sociocultural complexity makes it hard to evaluate the impact of the movement, it’s clear something has changed.

#MeToo in India has moved beyond Bollywood to a broader conversation about the roots of sexual harassment
Opinion | Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize and Indian media can’t get enough of his mum

Indian media can’t get enough of economist Abhijit Banerjee’s mother. As curious as it sounds, in India, where patriarchy is deeply rooted, the mother-son bond is idealised above all others.

3 Nov 2019 - 1:08PM

Indian media can’t get enough of economist Abhijit Banerjee’s mother. As curious as it sounds, in India, where patriarchy is deeply rooted, the mother-son bond is idealised above all others.

Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize and Indian media can’t get enough of his mum
Opinion | India’s women must hold politicians to their promises in this election – their power at the ballot box is rising

The major parties have gone to great lengths to woo the nation’s women with promises of a grand female future, but similar pledges in the past have fallen flat.

19 May 2019 - 2:27AM

The major parties have gone to great lengths to woo the nation’s women with promises of a grand female future, but similar pledges in the past have fallen flat.

India’s women must hold politicians to their promises in this election – their power at the ballot box is rising
Welcome to Haveli Dharampura, a rare oasis amid the chaos of Old Delhi

The restored 19th-century luxury ‘haveli’ tucked away in topsy turvy Chandni Chowk offers an honest glimpse into a simpler time

17 May 2019 - 6:51PM

The restored 19th-century luxury ‘haveli’ tucked away in topsy turvy Chandni Chowk offers an honest glimpse into a simpler time

Welcome to Haveli Dharampura, a rare oasis amid the chaos of Old Delhi
Opinion | Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘watchman’ campaign could easily slip into vigilantism

With the country witnessing a rise in mob lynchings, fuelled by Hindu nationalism since Modi took office, his pre-election campaign risks fuelling violence.

23 Mar 2019 - 11:37AM

With the country witnessing a rise in mob lynchings, fuelled by Hindu nationalism since Modi took office, his pre-election campaign risks fuelling violence.

Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘watchman’ campaign could easily slip into vigilantism