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Sunday, Sep 15, 2019
Dhrubo Jyoti

Dhrubo Jyoti


Dhrubo works as an edit resource and writes at the intersection of caste, gender, sexuality and politics. Formerly trained in Physics, abandoned a study of the stars for the glitter of journalism. Fish out of digital water.

articles by Dhrubo Jyoti (342 results)
Sep 08, 2019 23:40
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was designed as a gender neutral process. But lack of education and stunted access to documentation may have hurt many women’s chances of making it to the citizens’ register read more
Sep 06, 2019 05:27
It’s been a year since the Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code read more
Sep 05, 2019 23:55
Buoyed by this, a group of 15-20 people banded over WhatsApp groups to hold another event on April 9. They set up Queer Chhattisgarh, a page on Facebook, and were soon inundated with messages from people in other towns and hamlets, and many from anonymous... read more
Sep 04, 2019 23:39
The 2011 census puts the number of transgender persons in Assam at 11,374 but activists say the actual number is many folds higher. read more
Sep 01, 2019 23:45
This year, Bikash Saha and Dilip Kumar Basak were planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their neighbourhood puja with a Rs 10 lakh replica of Gujarat’s imposing Somnath temple as the pandal. read more
Aug 31, 2019 23:52
HT found widespread confusion about the road ahead and ignorance about documentation defects . read more
Aug 31, 2019 23:50
Over 4 million people were excluded from the NRC draft published last year, and were given a month to file claims and objections. read more
Aug 31, 2019 18:58
From transgender political hopefuls to India’s first out and proud athlete, it’s been an eventful year for the LGBTQ+ communities since Section 377 was read down last September read more
Aug 30, 2019 23:37
Final NRC will be published at 10am on Saturday. HT interviewed 40-odd people across four districts and found varying degrees of apprehension about what future holds, but no widespread panic about deportation or drastic measures to axe citizenship b... read more
Aug 14, 2019 08:18
Since the early hours of August 5, politics has been operating in a vacuum in the Valley – with three former CMs, prominent leaders of the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, and at least 500 political workers detained. read more
Aug 14, 2019 00:06
As Kashmir reels from an unprecedented lockdown for a ninth day on Tuesday and many families struggle to procure basic necessities or reach loved ones, there is much consternation about what lies ahead for the Valley’s five million people on three fronts... read more
Aug 13, 2019 05:43
The curfew-like restrictions were clamped early morning on August 5 as the Indian government prepared to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and tens of thousands of troops marched into the city, taking positions outside buildings and on roads. read more
Aug 13, 2019 00:28
As the move to nullify Article 370, and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories formally passed the Lok Sabha last Tuesday, Ahmed’s wife gave birth to a daughter. For the business family, a birth before Bakr-i-Eid should have been an auspicious... read more
Aug 13, 2019 00:06
Ahmad, 40, and his family landed in Srinagar on July 12 with a vacation on their mind. They would stay in their ancestral home, drive up to Pahalgam and Gulmarg, a long-earned break from the oppressive heat of Dubai, where Ahmad works in a logistics... read more