Yogesh Pawar

Stories By Yogesh Pawar

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Love in the times of coronavirus: How COVID-19 has flattened the curve for online dating

Internet access on the phone had seen a boom in dating apps which people used to explore relationships or instant hook-ups. Yogesh Pawar ...Read More

Pandit Jasraj will now sing for the Divine Flautist

Pandit Jasraj will now sing for the Divine Flautist

1952. A stunningly handsome 22-year-old with a mop of hair that had a life of its own, sat behind his two-decades-older brother Pandit P...Read More

Ebrahim Alkazi: The final bow

Ebrahim Alkazi: The final bow

Among the leading actors he groomed were Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi, Jyoti Subhash, Surekha Sikri, Nadira Babbar and Pa...Read More

Yale-Harvard study scapegoats marginalised sex workers for COVID-19 spread 

Yale-Harvard study scapegoats marginalised sex workers for COVID-19 spread 

A study by academicians from Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School which says Indians are at a much lower risk of getting C...Read More

Household and the patriarchal stranglehold in times of COVID-19

Household and the patriarchal stranglehold in times of COVID-19

With all its attendant inconveniences, the lockdown because of the Corona pandemic has also brought the gender-inequality and gender-inju...Read More

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Was nepotism the reason behind the actor's suicide?

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Was nepotism the reason behind the actor's suicide?

Even before actor Sushant Singh Rajput's body reached Mumbai's Pawan Hans crematorium at Vile Parle, voices calling out nepotism in the ...Read More

Basu Chatterjee

Reel chronicler of middle-class India, Basu Chatterjee takes a final bow

Nonagenarian Basu Chatterjee, whose iconic films both tickled the heart and tugged at its strings with their everyday, realistic, middle-...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Mumbai's sex workers argue that they fought HIV scare; ask how COVID-19 is any different

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Mumbai's sex workers argue that they fought HIV scare; ask how COVID-19 is any different

The current Corona conundrum has brought sex workers to the brink. Yogesh Pawar looks at ground realities and explores what could be the ...Read More

Ganesha says it's sad Bejan Daruwala is gone...

Ganesha says it's sad Bejan Daruwala is gone...

After it seemed like all kinds of off-beat stories had been done and dusted in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, my then editor h...Read More

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan death: Indian Cinema loses a powerhouse of talent

I was a journalist who had been on the job barely two years when my editor asked me to visit the sets of a TV series, Satya. Since I live...Read More

From Shankar Mahadevan to Mahesh Kale: Musicians across genres come together to create an Earth Day anthem

From Shankar Mahadevan to Mahesh Kale: Musicians across genres come together to create an Earth Day anthem

On the occasion of the 50th World Earth Day, musicians across genres, styles and languages from the across India have come together to cr...Read More

Maharashtra to take on the spike in child pornography during lockdown head-on: Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra to take on the spike in child pornography during lockdown head-on: Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra's Home Minister Anil Deshmukh - who has already overseen the starting of the special 'Operation Blackface' since mid-January ...Read More

Delhi fire brigade sanitise the area near Nizamuddin in New Delhi

Maharashtra prevents a Nizamuddin-like situation in Vasai that would have seen 50,000 people

The Maharashtra state home department prevented a congregation similar to the one held in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, which has now become t...Read More

Mumbai: State home minister seeks release of around 11,000 undertrials

Mumbai: State home minister seeks release of around 11,000 undertrials

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked for the release of nearly 11,000 convicted/undertrial prisoners imprisoned for offences...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to the rescue of curfew-hit physically challenged woman

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to the rescue of curfew-hit physically challenged woman

Accordingly, Inspector George Fernandes and his team from the local police station rushed there within 25 minutes of her tweet, to inquir...Read More

Asterix and Obelix

Asterix and Obelix just lost their father

His family took pains to affirm that his departure was in no way linked to the current coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping through la...Read More

Constant reflection on my privilege prevents ‘helper’s high’: TM Krishna

Constant reflection on my privilege prevents ‘helper’s high’: TM Krishna

Well-known classical vocalist, author, activist and Magsaysay awardee TM Krishna was in Mumbai to release his book Sebastian and Sons: A ...Read More

Maharashtra leads the fight against child sexual predators; Karnataka second

Maharashtra leads the fight against child sexual predators; Karnataka second

Special, more stringent laws against Child Pornography being created

US President Donald Trump (R) US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 24, 2020.

Ahead of US elections, the big question arises: Will non-resident Gujaratis vote Republican or Democrat?

Following US President Donald Trump's successful visit to India, will the non-resident Gujaratis, who usually vote Democrat, re-elect the...Read More

From casual sexism to misogyny -- are women in the public eye treated equally?

From casual sexism to misogyny -- are women in the public eye treated equally?

YOGESH PAWAR looks at the challenges casual sexism and downright misogyny set up for women in public life

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