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Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava

Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava

Journalistjomohan.b@gmail.com
Worked with NDTV for more than a decade and now writes on a variety of topics for several news organisations.

By Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava

When Indians Travel: From pushing to stealing, why the Indian traveller is just so embarrassing

An Indian family recently made news for allegedly lifting items from their hotel rooms in Bali. Even as their video went viral, the truth is, they are not alone. There are millions like them.

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Under Surveillance: CCTV cameras in Delhi schools will be a boon for paedophiles and a bane for our kids

It takes one slip for such footage to land in less than honourable hands. Meanwhile, keeping our kids under such surveillance robs them of their spontaneity and undermines their teachers too.

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When Bollywood Meets Politics: A real act begins. But the truth is, our politicians are still the best abhinetas!

From Bollywood stars to music celebrities and sports champions, we find a host of vibrant personalities contesting Lok Sabha polls 2019. Are there enough politicians out there?

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When Basanti came to Mathura: Why Hema Malini is the only (dark) humour in this election!

Basanti's Dhanno now ranges from her black Mercedes to a private chopper to a photo-op on a tractor reportedly with battery-operated fans. What is not to like?

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The age of haze: From weed to vaping, how our school kids are getting stoned today

Drug cartels have set their eyes on our teens today, and these young students are increasingly vulnerable to substance abuse, owing to peer pressure and parental neglect.

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Why feminism might just be a laughable idea to many women

Domestic violence is such an integral part of women who come from lower-income families that it takes a brave one to take a stand or snap.

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Asian Games 2018: IOA brings as much shame to India, as athletes bring glory

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, newly appointed Chef De Mission, is a murder accused. Assisting him is Rajkumar Sacheti, who is under CBI investigation.

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CBSE results: Why students scoring 499/500 does more damage than good

Our children are all talented, just not in the same field.

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When a student threatens teacher with rape and another wants sex

If you're a parent, you can't afford to be shocked.

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Why people don't care for outrage anymore

Silence is no longer golden.

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When a 4-year-old is booked for raping his classmate the shame is ours

There is something really rotten in the way we are bringing up our children today.

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Manish Tewari's abusive tweet yet again shows how low our politicians think

Our leaders are but a repulsive parody of Gandhi's three wise monkeys.

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Why children are ready to kill themselves for Blue Whale challenge

This is destruction that is also calling out for help.

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Women’s World Cup 2017: Why the Indian team didn’t really lose

The big test comes now. Will the jingoism of Sunday convert into sponsorships and more pay for these players?

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Demolition of iconic Giani Da Dhaba means more than just razing a legacy

Over the years, the Shimla-Kalka Highway became popular for this famous haunt.

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Indian media's hollow celebration of Manipuri girls and Aizawl FC is predictable

Our collective indifference of the Northeast may pinch those who live there, but it no longer deflates them.

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Why India sees PV Sindhu defeating Carolina Marin as a revenge game

Long live the great Indian superiority complex.

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Can a woman grow old without ageing?

Many days I don’t feel very different from that girl running down the school slopes.

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A letter to Delhi, from a 'Dilliwala' no more

The love affair is over.

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Murder of a boy has broken the idyllic spell of Shimla

Unauthorised construction and the VHP are also to blame.

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Budhia Singh could have been an Olympic hero, but India didn't care

Where in the world is talent destroyed so callously like it was done in the case of the child prodigy?

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Bengaluru, Gurugram rains: Are names of  cities more important than people?

We all have learnt the hard way - nothing changes, not the mindset, not the responsibility and definitely not the roads.

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Why an airline owes me more than my lost baggage

The real test of these companies is when a humble ordinary citizen like me wants some accountability.

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Ignore like I did if you didn't find Tanmay Bhat's spoof on Sachin-Lata funny

It is easy to be aggressive and nasty these days, making people smile is a whole different ball game.

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Kejriwal should quit Delhi to pull Punjab out of crisis

The state is hungry for change, but it all depends on how well AAP can capitalise on it.

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Indians love a good spit. Don't punish us with manners

The same act is taboo for us abroad but 'chalta hai' at home.

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By selecting Sallu as Olympics ambassador, India has let down its sports heroes

Our sportspersons have toiled over the last few years, but a Bollywood celebrity has taken away the limelight.

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Windies winning WT20 a dream come true for every cricket fan

The Caribbeans' World T20 triumph on April 3 shows a revival is underway.

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What Pitaji told me about Bhagat Singh, Gandhi, Nehru and Netaji

Everyone's grandparents are special, but perhaps my grandpa's stories were just that little bit unique.

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Open letter to foreign tourists visiting India

Your countries don’t exaggerate when they ask women not to travel alone after dark. It’s not a reputation we are proud of.

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