Somya Lakhani, The Indian Express

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Past articles by Somya:

Socks, soap, shawls: At Tikri, a ‘kisan mall’ where everything on the shelves is free

On Wednesday morning, when he heard about ‘Kisan Mall’ being opened up by Khalsa Aid India, an NGO, at Tikri border, where he has been camping since November 25, he immediately asked if they have any socks. → Read More

I’m not running away from UP, not scared… will go back: Kafeel Khan

In September 2017, following the deaths of 63 children at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and hospital, allegedly due to oxygen supply shortage, Khan -- who was in-charge of the ward -- was suspended, and then arrested. → Read More

Borders under watch, so is Agriculture Minister’s home

A senior police officer from New Delhi district told The Indian Express, “There will be deployment at Jantar Mantar, Vijay Chowk, India Gate, the Agriculture Minister’s residence, Krishi Bhawan, offices of all political parties.” → Read More

Over 230 Dalits embrace Buddhism in NCR: ‘Hathras crime tipping point’

The Hathras victim was allegedly gangraped and assaulted, leading to her death, by four upper-caste men last month. → Read More

Journalist, three others detained on way to Hathras

Police claimed the men are linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its students’ organisation Campus Front of India (CFI), and were on their way to Hathras. → Read More

Stopped on way, Rahul, Priyanka make a point —helped by police

The Opposition, particularly the Congress, has been accused of not being visible on the ground. Many in the Congress too have been arguing that it is high time the leadership “came out of the Twitter world” and hit the streets. → Read More

Delhi riots chargesheet: Metro, DTC damage also find mention

The response attached to the chargesheet says, “During anti-CAA protest, five DTC buses were damaged. → Read More

Delhi: 25-year-old doctor dies after month-long battle with Covid-19

Friends and colleagues who worked with him at AIIMS described him as a topper, and a jovial person with a great vision. According to doctors, Solanki left the institute in 2018-2019, but planned to apply for a non-academic job in the institute. → Read More

Meetings at night, schools at quarries: at Agnivesh funeral, tales of rescue

Among those present at the funeral of Agnivesh, who died in Delhi on Friday, was a teary-eyed Totaram, as grateful to the Arya Samaj leader and the anti-bonded labour crusader for coming to his father's help. → Read More

Delhi: Shoes, whiskey gone in Panchsheel theft

The case has been registered at Hauz Khas police station, and no arrest has been made so far. → Read More

Hit by coronavirus and lockdown, Chandni Chowk hopes a new look and feel will revive its fortunes

Work on the ambitious Chandni Chowk redevelopment project started in 2018, after hitting several road bumps since 2004, and is set to be completed by November this year — a delay of eight months due to Covid and the lockdown. → Read More

Kapil Mishra at launch, Bloomsbury India scraps book on riots

Titled Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, the book was due out in September. → Read More

50-year-old policeman dies of Covid, his family has to see cremation on video call

Inspector Sharma joined the force in 1997. He was deployed in the south zone of the PCR unit, and is the 16th Delhi Police personnel to have succumbed to Covid-19. → Read More

After Kamala Harris’ nomination — Your mother would be proud: In Delhi, an uncle remembers

Kamala Harris's aunt Sarala, who is based in Chennai, says Harris calls her Chitti. Yet to talk to her since the news broke, the 76-year-old says, “Kamala must be really busy now. It's been a couple of days since we talked." → Read More

Ireland to Delhi to Mumbai: Call from Facebook foils suicide bid

On Saturday evening, the man started putting up several ‘Facebook Live’ videos of him wanting to attempt suicide. At 7.51 pm, DCP (Cyber Cell-Delhi) Anyesh Roy received the call from Ireland. → Read More

Delhi: Month after Tihar unrest, Ugandan inmate dies

Delhi Prisons DG Sandeep Goel said, “The inmate had suffered an injury in her right hand during the incident of unrest by some foreign inmates in jail number 6 on June 16, when jail staff had to resort to use of minimum force to control them." → Read More

Sadia Dehlvi, master storyteller who chronicled capital, dies at 62

Dehlvi — author, activist and food connoisseur — passed away after a long battle with cancer. → Read More

From Covid ward to plasma bank, nurses in Delhi go the extra mile

For the last three days, Lok Nayak’s nursing officers have been donating plasma at a camp organised by the Nurses’ Union, said union head Jeemol Shaji. → Read More

Covid patient says molested by doctor at Noida hospital

The doctor, a critical care specialist, was also admitted to the hospital in Sector 128 for Covid-19 and had been given the same room as the woman on a sharing basis. → Read More

Patchy video calls last communication between cop and kin

Delhi Police head constable Satya Narayan died of Covid-19 at 6.30 am Friday → Read More