Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Vandana Menon

Vandana Menon
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Vandana Menon is a journalist at ThePrint. She did the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University, before which she studied history, politics and economics at Christ University. She can be reached at: vandana.menon@theprint.in Find her on Twitter: @vandana_menon
People gather during Diwali celebrations in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

This Diwali once again showed the ugly side of the urban middle class

The pollution this festive season shows the middle class is increasingly self-indulgent, with little regard for laws and rules.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

India has a new political divide —Majority kanwarias vs elite Halloweeners

Modi-BJP govt draw their instincts from the street and respond likewise. This has flummoxed the Congress and isolated the critical elite.