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By YKA Staff:  The Supreme Court in the United States of America has legalised gay marriage in the entire country. This landmark judgement came after Jim Oberfell from Ohio filed a ...
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By Sanskriti Pandey: Clothing has always been one of the most passionately debated topics in context of women’s freedom of choice. Consider a simple yet probably the most controversial items ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: A recent evaluation report released by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) looks into the allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in its peacekeeping ...
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By Arati Nair:  While scores of names are added under this column in newspapers every day, rarely does one elevate the death of an individual to the pinnacle of glory ...
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By Chaitanya Mallapur: India has witnessed a five-time (455%) increase in drug hauls over three years, from 2011 to 2013, according to data released by the government to Parliament. Officials ...
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By Monica Islam: As the month of Ramadan begins, there is a renewed vigor in the Muslim community worldwide to achieve peace and unity, to spread happiness and love, and ...
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By Pallavi Ghosh:  In a week’s time I have a flight to board from the IGI airport in New Delhi, but it is not the flight that is bothering me. ...
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By Parul Ghosh: There are 1 billion people living with disability in the world. The United Nations recognizes only 9 Major Groups. Disability is not one of them. If 1 ...
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By Paromita Vohra: There’s a curiously distant feeling about the rise and rise of Sunny Leone, from the time she entered Indian households via Bigg Boss in 2012 to April ...
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By Arati Nair:  You are walking down a bustling corridor in your college, when the crowd before a flamboyant notice board gives you pause. Your curiosity piqued, you venture closer ...
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By Kabir Sharma:  India is one of only 4 countries not to have ratified neither of the ILO international conventions on child labour. The others are Marshall Islands, Palau and ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  As a South African with Indian-born parents, I’ve been privileged to be a part of two entirely different cultures and environments growing up. Consequently, I’ve come to ...
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By Neelima Ravindran:  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Sulaimani, a ...
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi administering the Swacch Bharat Pledge, at India Gate, in New Delhi on October 02, 2014.

By Sofi Ahsan: Sanitation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is among the worst in India, with more than 54% of more than 1.2 million households without toilets and the 2014-15 ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: This Saturday night, a charred body was found near the railway tracks close to the station at Sindhi in Wardha district of Madhya Pradesh. The body has ...
Exhausted migrants, on the Kochi- Kadiri train

By Rahul M: They have travelled nearly 900 kilometres to get here, and now wait to be picked up for daily wage work. Uncertainty binds these labourers. They have come ...
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By Zoya Sham: According to a report published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and the Indian Market Research Bureau International (IMRB),with 25 million users. Comparatively, urban ...
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By P.V. Durga: Within 4 months of a strike following the incident at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, 2000 resident doctors have gone on an indefinite strike, starting Monday morning, ...
An expectant mother having an ultrasound examination in Anand, Gujarat. These diagnostic techniques are often used illegally to determine the sex of an unborn child.

By Prachi Salve: There is a shortfall of 73% and 55% in inspections of sonography centres in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, two of India’s richest. The child ...
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By Sanskriti Pandey: It comes unannounced, greets you like an old nemesis, and then consumes you whole. Depression is perhaps one of the most terrifying of disorders to affect people. ...
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By Love Matters:  Wondering how LGBTQ sensitive you are? Love Matters has compiled a set of insensitive phrases, comments and questions that often come from seemingly liberal people. Read on ...
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By Nupur Sonar: Having a baby in a remote village of eastern Bihar, India means being pregnant with anxiety and a sense of helplessness. Without access to health infrastructure to ...

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