Uma Vishnu The Indian Express Group
Friday 22 March '13Life in a slum is comparable to life in most urban households in the country, according to Census 2011 data on living conditions in slums
Sunday 25 November '12Last week, Ponty Chadha allegedly fell to his brother’s bullets, an unscripted end to the life of a liquor baron who lived by his own rules
Sunday26 August '12A recent Delhi High Court ruling upholding a 15-year-old girl’s right to be with her husband has triggered a debate on the issue of Islam and child marriage.
Sunday29 April '12Vansha, Ashwini and Poonam—three stories of integration in schools under the EWS quota, despite strong doubts and prejudices
Monday16 April '12The 1960s were heady days — cultural and political revolutions, the death of Che Guevara and a raging Vietnam war
Wednesday14 March '1253.1%, or over half of Indian households, do not have access to something as basic as a toilet.
Sunday29 January '12As India records a year without any new case of the wild polio virus, Uma Vishnu travels to Moradabad, once branded the world’s polio capital, to tell the story of a turnaround
Tuesday17 January '12Digvijaya Singh said that while he was in favour of “self-regulation” for the media
Sunday9 October '11For Chinnaponnu and Hamsa, domestic helps in Delhi, the identity that Aadhaar promises to give is just another way to be part of the system, even if on the fringes. Uma Vishnu follows them as they go ...
Sunday10 July '11When the vaults of the centuries-old Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram were opened, they revealed a dazzling collection of wealth. Uma Vishnu visits the temple, meets a king in distress an...
Sunday15 May '11Bhatta-Parsaul, the country’s latest battleground over land acquisition, are twin villages along the Yamuna Expressway, a stretch that has triggered a gold rush among builders and real estate agents. ...
Tuesday5 April '11How the Bimaru states helped slam the brakes on population growth?
Friday1 April '11The child sex ratio has been in free fall since 1961, when it stood at 976.
Sunday27 February '11The eastern gates of the Vidhana Soudha, the building that houses the state legislature, were shut.
Tuesday25 January '11Exercise to find out everything about every member of every household, including who heads it.
Sunday24 October '10This is the extraordinary story of a father who won’t give up. Air Force Sergeant Ravi Shankar lost his daughter in the tsunami of 2004. Apurva was eight then. For six years, Sergeant Shankar has sear...
Sunday10 October '10How many people does it take to change a lightbulb of an idea into a 12-digit unique identity for each of India’s 1.2 billion people? A small team of 150, led by Nandan Nilekani
Sunday1 August '10Thousands of years ago, Muziris was a thriving port city on the western coast of India, with links to the Roman empire. And then, it disappeared. Now, four seasons of excavations in Pattanam, a coasta...
Saturday26 June '10Unfortunately, Bose the demographer is hard to find here....
Sunday16 May '10In 2004, months after Sushma Tiwari married Prabhu Nochil, an OBC from Kerala, her brother Dilip Tiwari killed her husband and three others in a chawl in Mumbai. A sessions court and the Bombay High C...
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