Aathira Konikkara

Aathira has 21 years of a life in Mumbai behind her, supplemented with a Malayali upbringing rooted in a diet of everything from masala dosa to Mohanlal films. Within those 21 years was half a decade of a life in St. Xavier’s College which, in 2016, saw off a graduate in Political Science who found her way with words within the hallowed confines of this institution. Her stint as the chief editor for ‘Samvad’, the annual political magazine at St. Xavier’s, and positive reviews on her opinion piece in the college newsletter was the first indication of a calling in a possible career in print media. As a journalist, she would be equally excited at the prospect of covering a Modi-Sharif pact as well as the 100 sari pact. She believes that the dynamism of politics ensures that there will never be a dull moment in writing about it while an understanding of cultural milieus is a window to comprehending sentiments of the people who are at the crux of any journalistic story.

She is slightly obsessed with use of any language in its wholeness. With an intense dislike for butchering of words, she tends to mentally proofread even something as casual as a WhatsApp message.

Stories by Aathira Konikkara

In Amma’s Tamil Nadu, the personal is the political?
Naveen Bilagi P.S.Roop Tristan Mark  Sushmitha B Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The suspense surrounding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s ongoing hospitalisation at ...
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A Healing Touch
Naveen Bilagi Sumi Rajappan Aathira Konikkara   | 
There is little that strikes as remarkable about T.Begur as one drives through this sleepy town located 35 kms away from Bengaluru city. But a lane to ...
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Fly on the Wall
Ipsita Kabiraj Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: What happened on New Year’s Eve in Bengaluru has caused severe outrage in the nation. Several w ...
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Indian Consumers sold out to Made-in-Haridwar
Roshini Jacob Tristan Mark  Nasreen Sait Aathira Konikkara   | 
It is a common traditionalist lament that, for a large number of Indians, anything West is the best. However, the newfound popularity of herbal product ...
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Where is the Change?
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Nearly 3 months after demonetization was set into motion, the daily withdrawal limit of cash fr ...
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Stitching Bright Futures
Naveen Bilagi Sumi Rajappan Shama Nimkar Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The sari is an integral presence in the Indian wardrobe; one which also involves immense labour ...
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Words & Thoughts
Kriti Kulshreshtha Ardra S Ipsita Kabiraj Ayan  Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Some glimpses into the creative writing skills of students at NSoJ The Romance of a Dream by ...
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A Purrfect Abode For Felines
Roshini Jacob Kriti Kulshreshtha Tristan Mark  Aathira Konikkara   | 
An aspirational India has been increasingly vying for a lifestyle of comfort with lucrative pay packages. Such ambitions, along with perks invite hecti ...
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Namma City: Breathless in Bengaluru
Tristan Mark  Nasreen Sait Aathira Konikkara   | 
Peak hour on any given day at the Peenya junction sees vehicles, private and public, jostling for space and often nudging each other off the concretise ...
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Trump Must Change from Being a Divider into a Uniter: Talbott
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The Trump triumph in the US Presidential elections was a most unexpected outcome for political ...
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Homespun Thread Woven into Public Conscience
Roshini Jacob Tristan Mark  Nasreen Sait Aathira Konikkara   | 
The ‘Village Craft and Silk Haat’ exhibition and sale on the HMT grounds in one of Bengaluru’s quieter suburbs showcased a wide range of intricately de ...
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Building Bridges
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The who’s who of India’s political and governmental circles have lately been taking to the pen ...
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Where a guru’s dream is immortalised
Nasreen Sait Aathira Konikkara   | 
The only sounds interrupting the tranquil consistency in the sleepy town of Hesaraghatta are firm footsteps in rhythm with dictated beats wafting from ...
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Water crisis looms large over the city
Aathira Konikkara   | 
When a city struggles to provide for water, the need for which is so instinctive to human survival, it is a glaring indicator of a looming crisis. Citi ...
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Out of Step with Reality
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Days ahead of his retirement, the now former Chief Justice of India TS Thakur left his final im ...
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Make Passion Your Motivating Factor: Ricky Kej
Tristan Mark  Aathira Konikkara   | 
The National School of Journalism, Bengaluru hosted the second edition of its annual festival, Slant with participating teams from many colleges in the ...
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A dishonourable record
Aathira Konikkara   | 
In a country popularly hailed as Mother India and in the light of its children’s newfound enthusiasm in deifying the nation as Mata, the frequency of c ...
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Reviving a Cultural Heritage
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The walls of Freedom Park, Bengaluru imprison echoes of India’s struggle for independence. The ...
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Begum Jaan Talks Too Much, Conveys Little
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: These are interesting times for women-centric films in Bollywood, with assertive female charact ...
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Finding Art in the Ordinary
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath hosted an exhibition of paintings titled ‘Art by 8’, a congr ...
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Old Pain in a New Bottle for Bengaluru’s Construction Workers
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: In the analyses that followed the Modi government’s announcement of withdrawal of 500 and 1000 ...
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Dressing Up For Our Planet
Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: The fashion sector is largely associated with notions of glamour and physical appearance and th ...
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Baahubali 2 Film Review
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: Indeed a grand finale to the suspense drama That Baahubali: The Conclusion” would open to pack ...
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Years Ago Today - April 18
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>62 years since Einstein became a memory</b> In 1955, on this day, Albert Einstein, one ...
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Years Ago Today - April 3
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw - April 3, 1914</b> Today marks the 104th birth annivers ...
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Years Ago Today - April 13
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: This day in history- April 13 Japan and USSR sign non-aggression pact     On this day ...
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Years Ago Today - April 10
P.S.Roop Aathira Konikkara   | 
National School of Journalism (NSoJ) Bureau, Bangalore: <b>April 10 – Years Ago Today</b> <b>The Ill-fated RMS Titanic Sets Off On Its Only Journ ...
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