Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Shikha Salaria

Shikha Salaria
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Shikha Salaria works as Special Correspondent for ThePrint in Lucknow, covering the vast state of Uttar Pradesh, with a special focus on its politics, government and governance. She studied journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and worked as a reporter in the National Capital Region for eight years before moving to Lucknow. She can be reached at shikha.salaria@theprint.in. Follow her on Twitter @Salaria_Shikha1

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.
File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at a public meeting for the sixth phase of state assembly elections, in Siddhartha Nagar | ANI

‘Bhagirath-like effort needed’ as Yogi 2.0 revives trillion-dollar economy dream for UP

To hit this target, UP’s growth would need to increase four-fold in the next 5 years, considering the govt's advance estimates of GSDP for 2021-22 stand at $254 billion.

Defence

File photo of a physical fitness test underway at an Army recruitment rally | PTI

‘Can’t study much, so badly need military job’: Story behind Agnipath protests in Agra region

In Jat-dominated Chaharbatti, where military service is a tradition, many say they're not prepared to face uncertainities that await them once they exit the armed forces after 4 years.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.