Chaitra S.A. is a journalist based in Doha, Qatar. Several articles published in Al Jazeera, Euro News, NGTI, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, Kannada Prabha, Prajavani, and others. Contributed photographs to Nat Geo, Nat Geo Traveler India, Photo Vogue, The Guardian, and other international photographic platforms.
Meet the women astrophotographers capturing the beauty of the Milky Way in Qatar. Each picture they take becomes closer to the heart than any Hubble image seen on the Internet, making the stars shining bright in the vastness of the universe more real.
It is not unusual for Kerala and its people to cling to the World Cup every season. The state in the cricket-crazy country is so obsessed with the game that people opt for not only WC-theme weddings but also buy a house for €27,000 to watch the matches.
Glitzy on one front and unsullied on the other, Qatar is an equilibrium of natural and man-made wonders. Recently, it climbed the ranks to become a hot destination among travelers for playing host to the World Cup 2022, but it has much more to offer.
Maternal deaths drop, but progress is slow: With one woman dying every 90 seconds in childbirth, attaining zero maternal mortality looks like a distant dream.
Women brave IVF complications for children: Women continue to use In Vitro Fertisilation to conceive, despite increasing evidence of dangerous side effects.
‘Hitler’ shop sends India shockwave: A new store called ‘Hitler’ raises fears that right-wing ideology could be finding takers in the land of Gandhi.
All-veg McDonald’s eyes India’s holy sites: Fast-food giant is opening its first-ever, all-vegetarian restaurants in India, but could stoke a religious backlash.
Celibate Indian priests turn matchmakers: Matrimonial website run by Catholic priests gains popularity in Kerala, helping Christians to find partners.
Echoes of the past ring true in sound museum: The online Museum for Endangered Sounds stores long-forgotten gadget-based audio for today’s networked generation.
Bus attack highlights India’s rape epidemic: A brutal assault in New Delhi has led to public outrage and calls for tougher sentences for rapists.
India’s growing ‘rent-a-womb’ industry: Lower costs have made the country a top destination for childless couples looking for surrogate mothers.
India faces an epidemic of missing children: About 60,000 children go missing every year in a populous nation, and child activists say many end up in the sex trade.
Mumbai mulls banning the display of half-clad mannequins in lingerie shops in an attempt to cut sexual assaults.
Souq Waqif is a one-stop spot for some fantastic shopping in Qatar and dining, exploring, or simply sitting and watching the world pass by.