Siddhant Kalra is a journalist and researcher from New Delhi, India. He is a former Urban Fellow at Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore. He writes about cities, development, governance and history.
Feature: An old freedom fighter reminisces about the freedom struggle in Assam and the state's neglected place in India history. (Written with input from my work as an oral historian with the 1947 Partition Archive).
In-depth Reporting: A look at the nationwide workers' strike in India in January 2020 - perhaps the largest in modern history - and the reasons behind it.
Urban History: Bangalore's image doesn't lend easily itself to political activism, even though the city has a vibrant history of public dissent. Tracing the history of protest in Bengaluru in the midst of countrywide CAA protests in 2019.
Investigation: Bangalore has more public libraries per capita than many cities across the world. Even the legislative framework supports them. But what lies behind the data? How are Bangalore's libraries actually functioning?
Investigative Story: An in-depth story on the validity and funding context of Bangalore's transportation policy - the Comprehensive Mobility Plan. Is it an integrated mobility policy as it claims to be or is it just a paper exercise to secure funding?
Feature: A story on the hazards of being a traffic police personnel in the polluted air of Bangalore, India.
Data Story: A look at the spread of coronavirus over eight weeks in India through data visualization.
Videography: A long documentary on the art form of Dastangoi