Ananya Bhattacharya
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Ananya Bhattacharya has covered news for nearly a decade, from sex trafficking in the tea gardens of Dooars to terrorist attacks in Assam, to the Bengal Assembly Elections. Ananya is currently Editor, DailyO 2.0, a new project under the India Today Group. She works out of the India Today office in Noida. Her heart lies back in North Bengal. When not chasing a story, she is busy planning her next trip.

LIFE

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Two sheepdogs and an unlucky leopard: Postcard from Almora

Far from the flock of tourists and your usual touristy places lies The Kumaon, a sustainable resort in Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand.

POLITICS

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

Violence follows Bengal election results, BJP leadership missing

The Trinamool Congress is back. The big BJP leaders have all left Bengal. The khela is on. The BJP groundworker has but nowhere to escape to.

POLITICS

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   6-minute read

What will happen to rural Bengal when all big politicians leave?

The virus is now being taken to rural Bengal via helicopters and rally Raths.

VARIETY

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Meera vs Meera, in search of the real Meera: Book Review

With painstaking research and rich detailing, author Madhav Hada delves deep into the Meera that he knows, the Meera that we know, and the Meera that has mostly stayed buried deep in the recesses of history.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

One year since the last normal week

Coronavirus climbed the charts and got itself a name: Covid-19. It is '21. The virus, as we know it, isn't going anywhere. Life, as we know it, isn't returning to where it was.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   4-minute read

Do you still read Neruda in 2021? How?

Can you separate the art from the artist when the artist happens to have raped someone? Reading Pablo Neruda in 2021 feels like cheating. A betrayal.

VARIETY

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Leave The World Behind, in a post-Covid world: Book Review

Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam is almost the chronicle of a disaster foretold. Except, in his book, we never really know what the disaster is.

VOICES

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   3-minute read

Goodbye 2020: The year of loss, WFH backaches, and everything abnormal

2020 made a sticky mess out of all our dreams, achievements, plans, hopes and thoughts for a future.

VARIETY

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Loss, the art of creating art out of loss: Book Review

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi's new book Loss burrows into your very being.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |   2-minute read