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haryana

By Veda Nadendla: “If a girl is dressed decently, a boy will not look at her in the wrong way. If you want freedom, why don’t they just roam around naked? Freedom has to be limited. These short clothes are ...
BJP assembly elections 20114

By Nishant Chhinkwani: On October 15, 2014, Legislative Assembly elections were held in Maharashtra and Haryana. The elections were much anticipated, especially in the eyes of the politically sagacious Indian, who loves to draw his own conclusion and announce an ...
bjp

By Samar Halarnkar: What messages did the voters of Haryana and Maharashtra send out? From the election results of October 19, 2014, here are five of the most important factors in their decision: 1. The Modi factor: There is a ...
woman sarpanch

By Mayank Jain: Having a different set of genitals shouldn’t give anyone the right to keep you down from flying high and chasing your dreams. This is exactly the message that Neelam, the 31-years-old sarpanch of Chappar village in Jind, ...
Ajay Yadav Gujarawas village

By Raghav Sood: Rural Haryana, for the longest time, has been infamous for its female foeticide, dowry killings and khap panchayats. Even with the rising income levels, somehow the state hasn’t been able to break away from the old social ...
ashok khemka

By Pradyut Hande: In a fairly predictable (read now routine) development, senior IAS officer, Ashok Khemka who was recently in the limelight for initiating inquiries into potential irregularities surrounding land deals between Robert Vadra and construction conglomerate, DLF, has once again been ...
help

By Shruti Kesavan: “It is not lack of knowledge which prevented the tragedy; it was the inability to implement what we know.” ~ Nassir Ghaemi The recent case where two teachers in Hisar, Haryana district were suspended for passing lewd comments ...
Khap and rapes

By Roshni Balaji: DISCLAIMER: Khap Panchayats and rape incidents are not specific to Haryana alone. However, this article is based on a case in point coming from the region. Dabra is a village in rural Haryana. With a population of ...
sex ratio

By Karina Kaur: Skewed sex ratios are a serious problem in Indian society and one which threatens to widen unless serious attempts are made by the Indian government to control them. The Northern states of Punjab and Haryana have the worst ...
p-veg-chow-mein

By Onkar Nath: I would never ever think, even in my distant of dreams that chowmein could be one of the reasons for rapes. I appreciate the sense of humour of the Khap leader in saying that rape cases are ...
ashok khemka

By Nayan Bhatnagar: In another incident throwing light on the misuse of power by the Indian bureaucrats, Ashok Khemka, an IAS officer was transferred for no reason by the Haryana government. This shows the fate of whistleblowers in India. Robert ...
khap_mahapanchat

By Umika Sharma: A big round of applause for our Khap Panchayat leaders. Let us all bow down to their amazing logic. Perverted mentality and the drawbacks of our social system are not responsible for the increasing number of rapes ...
chowmein

By Rigya Singh: Disclaimer: The claims made in this article are baseless and meant to reveal how unwise the Khap Panchayat sounds these days. In a recent discovery by our very own counterpart of ‘The Royal Society’, the Khap Panchayat ...
women

By Amarpreet Kaur: Rape cases in India are not something unheard of. Crimes against women have been on a perpetual rise. A latest statistic says that every 22 minutes, a woman gets raped in India. Welcome to the new-age India: ...
haryana

By Kartik Bansal: Haryana, the state that has given so many Olympic medals to this country and made us proud, now seems to be embarrassing us in front of the world. In a country where we worship ‘maa durga‘, there ...
water-leak

By Sonakshi Madan: We have proved once again that we Indians won’t ever change. It is like beating a dead horse until or unless an electric shock is provided to us to keep our systems in tune else we will ...
pepper-spray

By Preksha Sharma:  This strip is based on my personal experiences in NCR, Gurgaon. Fear is the most effective form of victimization, working slowly on psychology of a person. Living in Gurgaon I realized that young women stay in constant ...
20110120-3

By Arti Manchanda: It has been more than six decades when at the stroke of midnight, our country woke up to freedom but still good governance is evaded in most of the rural India. There are two nations that live ...
maruti_manesarap_new

By Shruti Sonal: The events that have occured over the past few days have shaken me, stirred me and crushed my belief in the phrase that “Everything happens for a reason.” For, there can be no reason for mercilessly torturing ...
Sangram Singh  1

By: Abhishyant Kidangoor: Sangram Singh, the wrestler who made India proud by winning the gold medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games has been offered a role in a movie. What makes this movie special for Singh is that it is ...
msil_violence

By Pradyut Hande:  The country’s largest automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) finds itself firmly entrenched in a major “corporate quagmire“. In an unfortunate turn of events, July 18 turned out to be a dark day in the company’s ...
Bride buying

By Ritika Chawla: In the villages of Punjab and Haryana marriage is no more a sacred union of two individuals. Instead it has increasingly become a trade, whereby brides are purchased from far off states of Eastern India for a ...

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