Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.
Articles by Abhishek Jha
Is Shinde’s rebellion against Thackeray to be seen as the perfect palace coup which has given the rebel Sena camp the bargaining power to get the BJP to concede the chief minister’s post to the Sena?
The biggest reason why women stop working, even looking for a job—this is what being in the labour force entails – is because they have to be home makers. As far as men are concerned, this is hardly a constraint.
How did the pandemic affect migration in India in the ultimate analysis? This question might never be answered because the 2021 census, which might have captured the pandemic’s impact on migration, has been delayed.
The reforms were announced at a time with the economy is coping with the pandemic’s disruption which has heightened economic anxieties, especially for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Here are four charts which explain this in detail
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper published in May ranked Pakistan higher than India in terms of average speed
How did the labour markets recover when lockdown restrictions were removed? Has the pandemic left long-term scars for India’s workers?
There is an increasing number of people not showing up for their second shots of Covid-19, data analysed by HT shows, heightening concerns about the country’s vulnerability to the pandemic at a time when cases have begun to rise in several parts of the country.
Usually, this system arrives in India’s north-western parts only in the last week of June. Historically, either due to other pre-monsoon weather systems or the early arrival of monsoon, it has rained in around 90% of the country for at least one day in the first week of June.
However, the gap between urban and rural India and that between women and men widened, according to data released by the Office of the Registrar General of India.
An HT analysis of long-term temperature data shows that such inter-day and inter-week variations in temperature are becoming more common in Delhi. Here are four charts which explain this.
As per Office of the Registrar General of India's 9OCGI) data, there were 160,618 medically certified Covid-19 deaths in 2020.
- The third dose is important because immunity from the two doses wanes after a while.
An HT analysis of unit level data from the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) shows that the economic pain in labour markets did not decrease enough with the removal of lockdown restrictions.
A bulletin of the Sample Registration System (SRS), also released by ORGI on May 25, shows that the Covid-19 pandemic also seems to have halted the declining trend of death rates in India in 2020.
India’s TFR fell from 2.2 in NFHS-4 to 2 in NFHS-5 – means that a country’s population will not grow in the long-term.
In the first of a five-part data journalism series based on National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) data, HT's data and political economy team finds that India's inequality problem is far sharper than what is made out by the data
The plight of Delhi and large parts of north-west and central India is in sharp contrast with large parts of the country, which were actually cooler than historical average in the second week of May.
The proportion of those not turning up for the booster dose has also been increasing with each passing day. Compared to current 86.1 million or 75% of those eligible, those who missed their third shot numbered 48.3 million or 68% of those eligible on April 10, the first day all adults became eligible for it.
The final order of the Delimitation Commission for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has created a political controversy in the erstwhile state
Niti Aayog member (health) VK Paul recently said the latest CRS numbers show that claims of India’s official Covid-19 death toll being gross underestimates are untrue. An HT analysis shows that this conclusion is best reserved.
A total of 24.22 million births and 8.12 million deaths were registered in India in 2020, according to a CRS report released on May 3 by the Office of the Registrar General of India under MHA.
Over the past few weeks, large parts of the country have seen severe heatwaves.
According to IMD's own analysis until April 28, India's maximum temperature was the fourth highest since 1901, and 1.12 degrees above normal.
Only around 40% of people in the 12-15 years age group and 79% of those in the 15-18 years age group has received first doses (they became eligible for them on March 16 and January 3 respectively).
ByAbhishek Jha, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
How widespread are the summer fires? Where and why do they occur? How widespread are they in the current year? Here are four charts that answer these questions.
What makes this unusually warm March even more exceptional is that it followed long-term trends despite La Niña conditions. “At the global scale, the temperatures are rising regardless of the state of the tropical Pacific…,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of GISS.
March 2022 was the ninth hottest March in India since 1951 by average maximum temperature, according to India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) gridded temperature dataset.
An HT analysis of India Meteorological Department (IMD) data shows that this March was an ‘unusual’ month.
March 2022 saw heatwaves in various parts of India although it is only after the spring equinox on March 20 that the northern hemisphere starts heating up