Abhishek Choudhary
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Abhishek Choudhary


Why Did Nepal Shut Down Himal?

The Kathmandu magazine’s treatment of South Asia is unsentimental, far away from the petty chauvinisms that plague national media.

Newslaundry / August 2016

Believers’ dilemma

Never before has the RSS been more confident of its role in shaping India’s future.

Himal Southasian / June 2016

A silent wave

The challenge for the Nitish-Lalu duo will now be to sustain the bonhomie.

The Indian Express / November 2015

The uncrackable code

Your all-round guide to the Uniform Civil Code’s history, roadblocks and the complications

Newslaundry / October 2015

Caste versus development in Bihar

Caste has survived development in Bihar and it’s not a bad thing: politics that favours one need not necessarily preclude the other

DNA / July 2015

How Indian journalists use social media

The Hoot surveyed journalists to ascertain exactly how, and to what extent, they use social media in their daily professional lives.

The Hoot / December 2014

Online Booking

One firm’s struggle to bring Hindi literature to the internet generation

The Caravan / October 2014

Cable digitization and the poor

A country that recognizes its extreme inequalities has to find ways to administer policy transition better

The Hoot / September 2014

What Hindi press said about the assembly by-polls

The BJP’s rout in the by-polls has given a distinctively new tone to the Hindi media, with the party being attacked for choosing the wrong issues and hardly anyone defending it.

The Hoot / September 2014

Bihar, a new story

Nitish has joined hands with Lalu. Together, they might just provide an alternative to an ascendant BJP.

The Indian Express / August 2014

The Fact and Fiction of News Demand

Questions about the creation and consumption of shoddy journalism go beyond equations of supply and demand [Subscription required]

Himal Southasian (Vol 27 No 2) / July 2014

How Bihar was won

Modi’s victory in the state was propelled by caste realignment, development mantra and communal polarisation

The Indian Express / May 2014

Censorship as Placebo

Is it really possible to ban a book or a film in this age?

Governance Now / March 2014 / [Pdf , 116 KB]

A Khirki to Our Soul

India eyes Africa’s mineral resources. But the Khirki incident shows Indians see Africans with a jaundiced eye

Governance Now / February 2014 / [Pdf , 601 KB]

Bihar Politics Pvt Ltd

Can Misa Bharti and Chirag Paswan live up to the expectations that come with their privileged entry into politics?

Governance Now / April 2014 / [Pdf , 575 KB]

The Anatomy of an Urban Village

A near-complete absence of planning has led to a stunted growth of Jiasarai, bang next to IIT Delhi

Governance Now / January 2014 / [Pdf , 184 KB]

Two Lives

What Aida El-Kashef did next

The Caravan / September 2013

Marriage 2.0

A rogue exploration of caste, class and gender on Shaadi.com [Subscription required]

Himal Southasian (VOL 26 NO 3) / August 2013

Following her Paint Brush

Dulari Devi’s extraordinary journey from domestic help to celebrated folk artist

Tara Books / June 2013

Terms of Engagement

The tragic novel that spawned a bubblegum Bollywood hit

The Caravan / December 2013

Among the Believers

An account from Varanasi, where bhang and thandai struggle to survive the onslaught of LSD and Coca-Cola

Himal Southasian / April 2013

Bihari Days

A Motihari resident’s efforts to protect the birthplace of George Orwell

The Caravan / April 2013

Condensed in Time and Space: Sonepur Mela

Despite a decline in size and stature, the mela represents the desires and deprivations of a rural society in a state of flux [Subscription required]

Himal Southasian (VOL 26 NO 1) / December 2012

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