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By Aparna Gupta: “Kids are celebrating Holi here. I will call you back once it gets over”, she shouted excitedly, her voice was drowned by the boisterous laughter and music ...
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By Prachi Salve: It is reasonably well known that 31% of India’s population, or 377 million out of 1.2 billion people (when last counted in 2011), live in urban areas. ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: Unlike so many eulogists penning down their two bits on the internet, I do not claim to know Suzette Jordan well. My only contact with her had ...
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By Anjali Nambissan: Last month, Delhi government directed the police and the local authorities to not evict or relocate street vendors and hawkers under their territorial jurisdiction till their registration and ...
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By Abhishek Jha: In a vindicatory relief for India’s civil society, Justice Shakdher, dismissing the look-out circular against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, said that “anti-national” activities under the Passport Act ...
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By Marva M: “Well, I never supposed that you were brave enough to wear a hijab inside the department.” “You know, the very sight of a woman wearing a ‘hijab’ hints at ...
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By Reetika Subramanian: As the sound of the afternoon prayers begins to fade away, mats are rolled out in the inner room of Rehnuma Library Centre in Mumbra. The echoes ...
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By Aadya Sinha: “After a long time, I heard his hurt voice, when he rang me up last night to explain the situation”, said Nipun Malhotra’s mother, Priyanka Malhotra. On 6th ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: It started with a boy who couldn’t clear his engineering exam. Then it was about young women in Haryana who were disallowed from going to school. Then ...
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By Abhishek Jha: While following the debates that started after India’s Daughter was banned by the Indian state, I found myself repeatedly being directed to a Quora question. It hit the ...
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By Lipi Mehta: “Saw a car on the side of the road today. You should have seen it; it was raped”, a friend remarked. No it wasn’t; there had been an accident. ...
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By Prerna Grewal: “Yet another Naga girl was raped by a person of Bangladeshi origin in Dimapur” – Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) “We are the sons of the soil. We can’t be ...
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By Chaitanya Mallapur: Women have now served in India’s armed forces for 88 years, but despite their recent prominence, they hold only temporary ten-year jobs, are not allowed on fighting ...
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Video via Video Volunteers: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, responsible for providing millions of Indians employment opportunities, has a special mandate to provide jobs for women. This ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: On March 5th, a mob consisting of thousands of infuriated people, stormed the “high security” Central Jail of Dimapur, Nagaland. The security personnel manning the jail watched helplessly ...
50 shades

By: Sushmita Sihwag: After Leslee Udwin’s documentary, which according to our Minister of Urban Development, Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu, was “an international conspiracy to defame India”, it was the erotic ...
Kalli, a female farmer, riding her bullock cart in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district. Photo Credit: Khabar Lahariya

By Khabar Lahariya and Abheet S. Sethi: Chitrakoot (UP)/ Kota (Rajasthan)/ Mumbai: Slight and dark, Shyampati, 30, leaned against a house made fragile by the unseasonal rain, and talked animatedly about ...
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By Aadya Sinha: After causing a record spike in break-ups, termination of friendships, and the falling apart of other society-approved relationships, (my deepest condolences to the previous record holder, monopoly) ...
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By Devesh Narayanan: “What are you working on?” “I’m writing about homosexual acceptance.” “Couldn’t you find anything nicer to write about?” Apparently, I barely have to look beyond my own ...
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By Najeeb Abdulrahiman: India’s Daughter is a terribly disturbing film. Yet, it is a story that must be told. After the protests that embraced the nation following the rape and ...
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By Akhila Nagar: The recent documentary on the December 16 rape case has created gasps and scowls. As if the rapist’s comments, calling for women to silently endure rape, weren’t ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: How likely would you be to sign a contract that demanded you be on-call doing physically intensive work 24×7, all seven days of the week for an ...

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