Bhavdeep Kang

@BhavKang
Bhavdeep Kang is a senior journalist with 35 years of experience in working with major newspapers and magazines. She is now an independent writer and author.

Stories By Bhavdeep Kang

Stock response of silence only 
makes the stalked fair game

Stock response of silence only makes the stalked fair game

Women must not wait until they encounter a material threat before complaining. Any repeated and unwanted attention that engenders fear mu...Read More

Wheat-paddy cycle will make it
a hard row to hoe in the long run

Wheat-paddy cycle will make it a hard row to hoe in the long run

A single kilo of rice demands 3,000 to 7,000 litres of water, depending on the variety. Close to 30 lakh hectares of paddy are cultivated...Read More

Hit and run case: Striking the motherlode & dropping the pan

Hit and run case: Striking the motherlode & dropping the pan

Knowing full well that in the current climate, the most innocuous remark can trigger violent reactions on social media, the company chose...Read More

Not all daughters in distress
become causes celebres

Not all daughters in distress become causes celebres

The selective manner in which politicians, civil society and the media take up cases of sexual assault is all too obvious. Mobilising pro...Read More

On platinum anniversary, feeble, failing 
world body leaves us UN-derwhelmed

On platinum anniversary, feeble, failing world body leaves us UN-derwhelmed

Historically, the UN's role in conflict management and poverty eradication has been underwhelming. Genocides and famines have occurred on...Read More

Outcry over Farm Act ploy to mask Punjab's financial dire straits

Outcry over Farm Act ploy to mask Punjab's financial dire straits

Whatever losses the state suffers on account of mandi fees must be seen in the light of Punjab's real problem: the Rs 16,400 crore power ...Read More

Seeds of doubt: Centre must allay farmers' concern over reforms

Seeds of doubt: Centre must allay farmers' concern over reforms

Why are farmers opposing a measure that frees them from burdensome cesses and the necessity of hauling their produce to the mandi and (po...Read More

In-house democracy: No party 
can claim the moral high ground

In-house democracy: No party can claim the moral high ground

Influential leaders corner a share of the tickets and allot them to their adherents, who then become stooges. Parties therefore function ...Read More

India and US: Two democracies, true, but as different as apples & oranges

India and US: Two democracies, true, but as different as apples & oranges

Would Harris have secured the vice-presidential nomination if she were a practising Hindu? Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who identifies as...Read More

Congress must take Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at her word

Congress must take Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at her word

A lot is being read into Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's statement that a non-Gandhi ought to be Congress president; she made it in the context...Read More

Self-sufficient but hungry: Why India starves despite producing enough

Self-sufficient but hungry: Why India starves despite producing enough

Annam bahu kurvita (grow food in plenty) is an oft-quoted Upanishadic injunction. The other part of the scriptural food doctrine is Annam...Read More

Rama — integral across the length and breadth of India

Rama — integral across the length and breadth of India

Lord Rama emerges from myriad tellings and re-tellings as the ideal human—the embodiment of truthfulness, empathy, virtue and self-control.

Bihar elections: JD(U) and LJP at daggers drawn over seat-sharing

Bihar elections: JD(U) and LJP at daggers drawn over seat-sharing

Vote-base interests of JD(U) and LJP are currently best served under the NDA umbrella.

An instrumental gadfly to the government, Prashant Bhushan

An instrumental gadfly to the government, Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan's recent tweets, to which the apex court took exception, are not the first occasion when he has criticised the judiciary...Read More

Once a force of nature, Congress decays as it careers off course

Once a force of nature, Congress decays as it careers off course

The widening gap between Congress' spirited grassroots workers and its indifferent high command drag it down.

Children in pandemic: Upended lives brew mental health crisis

Children in pandemic: Upended lives brew mental health crisis

With the uncertainty not seeking to settle any time soon, “learned helplessness” sets in among the youth.

P V Narasimha Rao: An undermined and unsung reformer

P V Narasimha Rao: An undermined and unsung reformer

For the Congress leadership, he was a veritable 'Rao Rao Rasputin'.

‘China-proofing’: Knee-jerk reaction will most likely end in failure

‘China-proofing’: Knee-jerk reaction will most likely end in failure

The trouble is that supply chains tend to originate in China, the “factory of the world” which supplies components for a vast range of pr...Read More

The futile search for rationale in the act of suicide

The futile search for rationale in the act of suicide

Suicide seems irrational, inexplicable, illogical. We are wired to look for meaning, because without it, there is only chaos.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Political response feeble; failed to account for social, economic ramifications

Coronavirus Pandemic: Political response feeble; failed to account for social, economic ramifications

A politically-led response may have proved more effective than a bureaucratic approach, which perceived the pandemic purely as a health c...Read More

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