Avantika Mehta

Avantika Mehta is an independent journalist based out of New Delhi. She covers issues related to law, gender and crime. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and also writes fiction.

The crackdown on comedy

In India, it’s not clear who has the last laugh.

May 10, 2021

On the periphery

India’s sex workers were vulnerable even before the pandemic.

Dec 09, 2020

Latest Articles

Mallikas of yesteryear

The forgotten histories of Pakistan’s music queens.

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Unpacking the Maldives’ Transitional Justice Act

New legislation must provide meaningful redress for survivors of past abuses.