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Ashmita Gupta

Ashmita Gupta

Ashmita Gupta is a staff writer at Business Insider India with a nose for topics around health, food, culture and entertainment. And when she sniffs out misinformation or conjecture being bandied in the name of news, you best bet that she will take it personally and drone on about it. After completing her master's in the life sciences, Ashmita decided to put her penchant for writing to good use and pursue science journalism with The Weather Channel India. Her infatuation with journalistic writing has since evolved into a full-fledged affair and driven her to cover other beats that fascinate her. When not at work, Ashmita takes great pride in making some very ill-informed decisions in her kitchen and sharing the end-products with her friends. She tries (and usually fails) to diligently post on her socials; you can connect with her on LinkedIn or X.


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Rahul Gandhi takes dig at politicians attending Ambani wedding bash while commoners are “dying of hunger”

The grandeur and opulence of Anant Ambani's wedding might’ve demanded all the global attention, but…

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Japan has ordered its residents to laugh at least once a day; the opposition thinks its human rights violation

This unusual ordinance, enacted last week, is based on a Yamagata University study that suggests la…

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How the Ambani wedding weighs up against some famous, expensive, big fat Indian weddings

As Mukesh Ambani prepares for his youngest son's upcoming nuptials, a reported billion-dollar affai…

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Mumbai in for heavy rains over the weekend; IMD warns of flash flood risks in low-lying areas

Mumbai Rains: Mumbai monsoons are here to stay and residents best brace themselves.

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14 Patanajali products that have been suspended

The company informed the Supreme Court that they instructed all their franchise stores (over 5,600)…

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George Clooney, Stephen King and many other supporters urge US President Joe Biden to step down from 2024 run

Along with many other democrats, Hollywood also seems to be icing out President Biden.

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Your go-to sanitary product likely has harmful heavy metals in it, even if the label doesn’t say so!

We know what you're thinking: a relatively tiny chunk of Indians use tampons. But while this study …

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How did over 800 students test HIV positive in Tripura?

Tripura is presently facing a surging HIV epidemic ripping through its student population. Fueled b…

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Groundwater temperatures could rise several notches by 2100, making it too hot to drink for millions!

Groundwater, the Earth's largest source of unfrozen freshwater, is under threat. As our planet heat…

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OpenAI & Thrive-backed “hyper-personalised” AI health coach is in the works. Should you be excited or worried?

In a recent op-ed published in the TIME, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Thrive Global’s Arianna Huffingt…

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How did Delhi-NCR and Mumbai housing prices surge by nearly 50% in five years?

Homebuyers in India's two biggest metros, Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, brace yourselves – housing prices h…

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Rice vs. roti: which is better for weight loss?

We present to you 8 points on the whole rice vs roti debate, and you can decide for yourself what w…

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Mumbai rains cripple flight and train services; more heavy showers likely to spark flash floods today!

The rain gods went a tad bit crazy over Mumbai yesterday, emptying buckets of rain from the heavens…

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Last week, an asteroid pair came dangerously close to Earth, posed for some pictures and left!

Both asteroids 2024 MK and 2011 UL21 came in peace and were more than happy to be papped. 2011 UL21…

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India’s unemployment rates have climbed by almost 4% in five years to reach 9.2% in June 2024

In a concerning development for India's economic landscape, the unemployment rate surged to an eigh…

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Air pollution kills thousands in Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata every year: Lancet study

New research reveals a terrifying truth: over 7% of daily deaths in 10 major Indian cities are attr…

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Prabhas' Kalki 2898 AD enters 700 crore club in first week; eyes spot of biggest Hindi hit of 2024!

While the film's collections in India have seen a natural drop since its record-breaking opening da…

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Bihar bridge collapse number climbs to 10 in 16 days after three more topple within 24 hours

Bihar and bridges — the two just can’t seem to get on. On Wednesday, three more bridges succumbed t…

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10 points on how to quit smoking based on WHO guidelines

While surveys show fewer people in India use tobacco compared to a decade ago, experts are concerne…

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ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 moon mission continues to uncover lunar treasures at Shiv Shakti point

ISRO has reported that the Pragyan rover has observed small rock fragments scattered around the rim…

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Delhi braces for more heavy rains and flooding a few days after reporting monsoon death toll of 11

There are up to moderate chances of flash floods in Delhi, particularly in low-lying areas, during …

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Over 80% of prehistoric megaherbivores went extinct due to human activity and not climate change: Study

Recent studies have spotlighted the extinction or rapid decline of large mammals over the past 50,0…

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Top 3 best and worst protein brands in India as per TheLiverDoc-led study

A study by Cyriac Abby Philips (popularly known as TheLiverDoc) in India tested 36 popular protein …

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WATCH: Air Europa passenger ends up in overhead bin amid severe flight turbulence; 30 others injured

An Air Europa flight flying from Madrid to Montevideo, Uruguay, took a terrifying turn on Monday af…

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Australia cracks down on International students; more than doubles student visa fees!

Effective July 1, the cost of applying for a student visa in Australia skyrocketed from A$710 (Rs 4…