Chhavi Sachdev

The World

Chhavi Sachdev is a reporter based in Mumbai.

Chhavi Sachdev is a reporter, producer, and editor who finds herself drawn always to stories of oddities, quirks, and the little man trying to make a big change. And chocolate. When she's not working (and sometimes even when she is) you can find her plotting her next journey, baking, or making mix tapes for friends. She's a science nerd, animal slave, wine snob  and action flick junkie. After living on three continents, she now resides in Mumbai, but her travel case is always packed. 

Screenshot of "Pasoori" official music video from the Coke Studio, Season 14

‘It is pure magic’: Pakistani song ‘Pasoori’ climbs the charts in India and beyond


Since its February release, the song “Pasoori,” which translates to “difficulty” or “conflict” in Punjabi, has racked up more than 250 million views on YouTube and on Instagram.

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 13, 2011, a graffiti against revealing the gender of unborn fetuses stands outside a clinic in Morena in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. 

India’s abortion law still lacks a rights-based approach, gynecologist says

Superhero Priya fights injustice along with her trusted tiger Sahas.

Superhero Priya tries to rescue New Delhi from air pollution on Earth Day

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2022. 

Amid war in Ukraine, India maintains ‘strategic partnership’ with Russia

Anuja Bali asks a family in Pashan, Pune about their consumption of liquid petroleum gas.

India’s Warrior Moms tackle indoor air pollution — ‘the silent killer’ 

People pay tribute in front of a portrait of Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer placed on a decorated podium in Kolkata, India, Feb. 7, 2022. 

‘She had an aura’: The world mourns late Indian songstress Lata Mangeshkar


Mangeshkar, also known as the Queen of Melody, was cremated with full state honors in Mumbai on Sunday, a funeral attended by film and music luminaries as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

An Indian teen reacts as she receives Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. 

India postpones in-school learning as omicron surges 


This month, parents, teachers and kids in India were poised to reenter their classrooms full time. Omicron has pumped the brakes on that.

a collage of photos from Kashyap's dinner

Cross-border meals connect people from countries in conflict


Ragini Kashyap hosts pop-up dinners around the world in an effort to showcase the underlying similarities between cultures that are separated by conflict.

A woman is talking into a screen next to a microphone in a dark room. On the right, words say, "composer, music producer, singer songwriter Sawan Dutta"

This Indian composer’s first hit was a song about Boroline. Now she’s an internet sensation.

Sawan Dutta has done music for television and stage shows, but the world knows her as Bengali Aunty.

Three women stand in a line with their hands on their visibly pregnant stomachs. Their faces are cropped out of the image.

Once the go-to place for surrogacy, India tightens control over its baby industry

A new bill seeks to limit surrogacy to altruistic surrogates only, killing a business that injects $400 billion into the Indian economy every year.