Articles by Rashme Sehgal
Jan 10, 2018
Uttar Pradesh no safe place for women: Rape followed by murder rises as convictions remain low, juveniles get little careMeanwhile, the deadly cocktail of rape and murder is being played out at a horrible frequency.
Dec 22, 2017
Muslim activists decry bill on instant triple talaq, ask why civil issue is being made criminal offenceMuslim women want to know why what is primarily a civil dispute is being turned into a criminal offense through the proposed legislation on triple talaq.
Dec 20, 2017
Gujarat Election Results: Eight percent fewer women than men voted; overall turnout 84 lakh less than 2012What stands out starkly in these elections is the skewed gender ratio, with the skew getting more pronounced among the younger age group
Dec 18, 2017
Himachal Pradesh polls: Protégé turns giant killer as Rajinder Rana defeats Prem Kumar Dhumal in SujanpurCongress' Rajinder Singh Rana has emerged as the giant killer of Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections after defeating BJP's CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal.
Nov 30, 2017
Gujarat polls see least number of women candidates: BJP, Congress stand united in disdain for gender parityUpcoming Gujarat elections will go down with the dubious distinction of seeing the least number of women candidates, with BJP fielding 11 and Congress 10.
Nov 26, 2017
Jaya Jaitly on her memoir 'Life Among the Scorpions', and being a woman in politicsJaya Jaitly spoke with Firstpost about her memoirs, 'Life Among the Scorpions', what it's like to be a woman in Indian politics, the infamous Tehelka sting operation, and George Fernandes
Nov 22, 2017
ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar on partnerships with private industries, manned missions, and colonising other planetsISRO chairman Dr AS Kiran Kumar spells out the many exciting challenges facing his team of scientists in the field of space research.
Nov 16, 2017
In Rajasthan, requirement of labour cards, Aadhaar numbers impedes access to government schemesAfter the Vasundhara Raje government came to power in Rajasthan, labour cards became a pre-requisite to access rations under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Nov 11, 2017
Delhi pollution: Strong implementation and regulatory measures are required to end the calamityWith little action on the ground, air pollution levels will continue to rise dramatically with a concurrent increase in pollution deaths in Delhi.
Nov 08, 2017
Demonetisation anniversary: Reeling handicraft, artefact sectors struggling to recover, GST adds to woesThe story is the same of toy makers and those who make decorative items from papier mache and wood, paintings including Madhubani paintings.