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By Anugraha Hadke:  The murder of the 13 year old Aarushi Talwar in her own bedroom, while her parents were allegedly asleep in the next room had the makings of ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: I am quite sure you haven’t. Next time you log in, strain your eyes a little bit and concentrate hard on the icons that Facebook uses. There’s ...
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By Dee: I am 18 years old. I’m in recovery from self-harm. And I know I’m not the only one. There are many more just like me. And it’s time ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  On Wednesday, the government argued in favour of the criminal defamation law in the Supreme Court. “Here you can file a civil suit and it will drag ...
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By Akhil Kumar: Noorjehan Safia Niaz (43) and Zakia Soman (50) co-founded the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) in 2007. The group, which now has 35,000 members across 11 states, ...
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By Devika Kohli: Independent India released its first Social Economic Caste Census survey findings last Friday, demonstrating statistics which reflect the state of poverty and deprivation in rural India as ...
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By Pallavi Ghosh:  According to the official account shared by the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee’s (DMSC, an organization of sex workers) spokesperson, Bharati, the chances of unprotected sex are higher ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena:  Ever hear about the guy who made his own bleeding uterus? Oh, this isn’t a set-up for a joke, I’m serious. Following his marriage to his wife ...
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By Meetu Pandey: I came across a news article about an anorexic, 17, who hid weights in her pockets to fool nurses, and died three days before Christmas weighing around ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: Malarkodi, a 46-year old woman worked for 18 years as a sweeper, at the Hindustan Unilever Kodaikanal Thermometer factor in Tamil Nadu. Today, she suffers from various ...
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By Gangadhar S Patil: Three of every four companies found guilty of misbranding or selling adulterated food products get away without any punishment, according to health ministry records, even as ...
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By Garima Kushwaha: One of the picturesque and sumptuous gothic-style building opposite to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (a UNESCO World heritage site) is the building of Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika, the ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  The RTE norms prescribe a Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) of 40:1. Only about 8% of schools comply with the RTE norms which includes this ratio. In Raichur ...
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By YKA Staff: In a first, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an unwed mother could have the guardianship of a child without the need for the consent of ...
eve-teasing

By David Joshua Jennings:  If you’re a woman in India, street sexual harassment or eve teasing is a dismal reality. But that doesn’t mean you need to put up with ...
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By Akshat Tyagi:  As the honourable Minister of State for Home Affairs stood up for ‘clarifying’ that the government did not host any plan to criminalise marital rape since India ...
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By Devika Kohli: Mr. Modi’s Smart Cities project has been applauded by many for its sheer grandeur and ambition. The Smart City idea developed into a grand urban strategy during ...
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By Kanika Katyal: “Abortion is murder.” “Only selfish women have an abortion.” “Abortion is used as birth control.” “Women who have an abortion regret it later.” For many people, an ...
digital india week

By Abhishek Jha:  The government launched the Digital India Week on 1st July from the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The two-hour long event saw speeches from Ravi Shankar Prasad, the ...
supreme court of india

By Kabir Sharma: Days after the Madras High Court’s horrendous judgment favouring mediation in a case of the rape of a minor, the Supreme Court held that it would be ...
immunisation in India

By Chaitanya Mallapur:  Health Minister J P Nadda sparked scepticism when he declared on June 30 that India would reach the universal immunisation target, or 95% of all children, by ...
this week for women in india

By Abhishek Jha:  Even as our Prime Minister launched the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign this week, there was no respite for women or feminists in India, the sexism erupting like a persistent ...

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