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By Shruti Sonal:  Nobody had heard of Zuber Ahmed Khan, an average Mumbaikar having a wife and two children, before the news of his arrest came out a few days ...
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Two years after her wedding in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Bhanu (left), then 17, swallowed sleeping pills and tried to kill herself. Kriti Bharti (right), a psychologist, helped Bhanu (her name has been changed for this story) annul her marriage to a 55-year-old barber, who allegedly paid her grandfather a marriage fee of two lakh rupees. Image source: indiaspend.com

By Devanik Saha: On a cold December day in Jodhpur, 2014, Bhanu, 17, suddenly collapsed. Her parents rushed her to the hospital where doctors said their daughter—a married woman—had attempted ...
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By Nandini Mazumder: In India, the debate around sex work is often convoluted between that of, legalization, abolition and an in-between demand for decriminalization. Opinions oscillate between- sex cannot be ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  The National Career Services portal launched by the Prime Minister ran into controversy a couple of days ago when it was found that it had listed jobs ...
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By Mandira Kar for Cake:  The last alphabet of LGBTQIA+ is the least discussed topic in the gender/sexuality circle and is as good as invisible. The “A” in the acronym stands ...
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By Uzma Shamim: Editorial Note: As the World Breastfeeding Week comes to an end, we examine why breastfeeding in public spaces is frowned upon. The Breastfeeding Week’s theme, this year, ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  Although India is a leading producer and exporter of vaccines, the country is home to one-third of the world’s unimmunised children. However, this is apparently no cause ...
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By Anjali Krishnan:  “Mom, there is something red-red in the toilet bowl! There’s something wrong with the water!” my 16 year-old cousin brother yelled, as he squished his nose to ...
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By Sinjini Sengupta: Don’t buy them blue or pink. The other day, my four year old asked, yet again: – Mum, are you sure? – Sure of what? – That ...
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By Ravitej M Prasad:  On August 5, 1914, the first traffic signal was installed at Cleveland, Ohio, as a basic red and green pair of lights, with policemen standing dangerously close ...
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By Asmita Sarkar: The Asian Centre for Human Rights reported a 336% increase in child rape cases from 2001 to 2011, in a report released by them in 2013. Even ...
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By Dave Sarabia:  Josephine Tan gives trafficked sex slaves in Kolkata hope, by offering them refuge, dignity and alternative work making soap. Her business empowers the women and gives them a ...
Fairness

By Nisha Umesh: Growing up in the United States, I would walk into my mother’s bathroom and sitting on the counter would be a tube of the cream “Fair and ...
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By Sanjana Chowdhury: In June, Bengal made history when Dr. Manabi Bandopadhyay became the first transgender college principal in India. She was appointed the principal of Krishnanagar Women’s College, a ...
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By Karthik Shankar For Youth Ki Awaaz: In the early morning of February 18, 1983, mobs armed with sticks and scythes ascended on Muslim families in villages. The frenzied mob ...
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By Shruti Sonal:  Last week, as I stood bored in a corner at my 5 year old cousin’s birthday party, I could not help but observe the food laid out ...
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By Atrei Chatterjee:  In 2009, the Supreme Court of India ordered an immediate stop on the killings of stray dogs on the grounds of nuisance. They said nuisance can’t be ...
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By Uzma Shamim: When centuries old traditions and call for humanity come into contestation with one another, the outcome becomes an issue of considerable hullabaloo. This dilemma came to the ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  The law is made for the benefit of the people. This is so much the case that, in the minds of the people, law and justice are ...
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By Vasudha Singh:  Parenting is a fulfilling experience that many individuals wish to undertake in their lives. Due to conditions outside of their control many people find themselves incapable undergoing ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena for Cake:  If you’re a person whose reasoning has led you to recognize that structures of oppression surrounding us are hidden in plain sight, then you may often ...
Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills. Image source:  Pimkie/Flickr

By Xanthe Mallett:  Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ (1991), Norman Bates ...

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