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Barkha Rani Jamke Barasti Hai. Emmy Nominated Reporter. Wannabe Lawyer. Columnist @WashingtonPost Contributing Editor @TheWeekLive. Argumentative!Yaaron Ka Yaar

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Under police orders saffron chadars were removed from mass graves of bodies lied buried in the river bank at Prayagraj. obviously to stop identifiable images from being documented. This is my ground report from the exact same spot where evidence is being erased. Do share widely

In our refusal to count our COVID Dead the Indian State is telling citizens they are not even significant enough to be a statistic. My piece for @washingtonpost 

Protests by Farmers during this calamity are just as irresponsible as Kumbh Mela or election rallies were. Opposition parties backing them playing with lives. Anything that encourages mass gatherings at this time is an affront to health workers and those who have lost loved ones

I took a three hour boat ride down the Ganga reporting on India’s uncounted COVID deaths. In the past eleven days I have reported from six different ghats where bodies have been buried and abandoned in the several hundreds. The river speaks. Detailed report soon @themojo_in 

First, the colossal failure to save the living from covid, now the unforgivable refusal to count the dead. I write in @washingtonpost  about the deeply shameful and flawed public morality of this moment and why it only will lead us as nation to more peril

In #Bengaluru  I report Inside a COVID ICU where most patients are in their 30, one just 28 . "They're dying younger & its death upon death, pain upon pain" says Taha Mateen to @themojo_in  as we go #OnTheRoadn  Karnataka. "20 % ICU Mortality". Full story

Love how same RW trolls who did not notice our reportage from ICUs & funeral grounds in 2020 now do because its too close to home. I aint a newbie, consent is always sought & given before any patient or grieving family speaks. The many articles on me I wear as badge of honour

"How strong am i expected to be"- the young woman in Bengaluru who lost two sets of parents, biological and adoptive, finally, tragically orphaned by covid. My report for @themojo_in . Full report:


The incredible story of Mujibur Rehman, I meet him in #Mustafabad . The mob burnt his house, looted his belongings, his life was saved by his Hindu neighbour, Sanjiv. He's read both the Vedas & the Quran & this is his message of peace. A moment of sunshine in despair. #DelhiRiots 

Here is the mob wielding iron rods and lathis and sticks freely roaming the JNU campus. The main gate is blocked, media not being allowed inside either. This is a complete collapse. @ArvindKejriwal  if the police won't step in you must

"Could Yogi not have arranged even a bus for us, Is it because we're? Poor?"-Rajneesh, is walking 247Km on foot to Bareilly. "Poverty will kill us before the virus"- If we airlift Indians how can we abandon millions of our poor. If states wont, let the Army. My #Mojo  report

Isn't it bizarre that a police that has been raining lathis on students in #Jamia  #AMU  didn't raise one lathi on the iron rod carrying masked vandals of #JNU  who sauntered away after wrecking property, beating women, teachers. sTudents tell me they're being tbreatened by cops

Here is a closer shot of the man who fired 8 rounds in North East Delhi today with absolute impunity. Identify this man. Lock him up #DelhiViolence 

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In Delhi's Connaught Place, men shouting "Desh Ke Gaddaron Ko, Goli Maaron Salo Ko." marching through our capital as @DelhiPolice  stands and watches. Are the deaths of our citizens already not quite enough? What is this nonsense #DelhiRiots 

Zero arrests and FIR against unidentified persons though they are all on camera. Let that sink in #JNU 

The kindest, loveliest man I have every known, my father Speedy, lost the COVID battle and died this morning. When I took him to hospital, against his will, I promised I would bring him home in two days. I couldn’t keep my word. I failed. He never broke a promise he made to us

Baby Maryam is 10 months old. Don't Look Away. She was beaten with sticks & hurled on the road. Her collar bone's broken. Her father Sarfaraz's car was burnt. He has rented an auto to make ends meet. A #Mojo  report on Delhi's youngest victim