Bhavya Dore is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist who has written for Caravan, Quartz, Scroll, Forbes, Hindu, BBC, Mint, ESPN and others. Her reporting in Sri Lanka is being supported by the IWMF.
With food costs rising and no fresh supplies of petrol coming in, Sri Lanka continues to be in a debilitating economic crisis since earlier this year.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
Police in India's commercial capital face accusations of using an old law against begging as a way to pick up anyone sleeping on the streets so they can reach their arrest quotas.
Soon after the end of the Najib Razak-led government, cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque no longer faced a travel ban and the new administration dropped sedition charges against him.
A journalist who went public with her rape allegation is changing the rules in a country where male privilege dominates culture and consent is a blurred line.
The ruling BJP's move to change the currency bills last year has affected the visually impaired. Unlike the previous rupee bills, the new banknotes are indistinguishable from one another based on their texture and dimensions.
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