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

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‘Locale of fear and ferocity’

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The twilight home

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What has Southasia been reading: 2021 Edition

Book recommendations from our contributors and Southasia’s prominent writers, translators, intellectuals and journalists.

Scandalising the supply chain

Looking back at 40 years of Bangladesh’s garment industry.