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India's first transgender college principal: Here's why you should look up to Manabi Banerjee

May 27, 2015

India's first transgender college principal: Here's why you should look up to Manabi Banerjee

Her appointment as the principal of Krishnanagar Women's College in West Bengal by the College Service Commission will be hailed all over the country as a triumph of liberalism. #Homosexuality #Section 377 #transgenders in India #LGBT rights in India #Manabi Banerjee #transgender college principal in India #Alternative sexuality India
Mother's ad seeking groom for Iyer boy evokes hate mails

May 27, 2015

Mother's ad seeking groom for Iyer boy evokes hate mails

A matrimonial advertisement placed by a woman in a newspaper looking for a groom for her son has generated keen response getting over 150 inquiries, including a few hate mails. #Homosexuality #LGBT rights #Gay Marriage #Hate mails #Gay marriage ad #Harrish Iyer #Padma Iyer #responses #groom for son
Police finds 139 grave sites and 28 trafficking camps in Malaysia

May 25, 2015

Police finds 139 grave sites and 28 trafficking camps in Malaysia

139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern border region, Malaysia's top police official told reporters. #World #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Malaysia #Human Rights #graves
Mumbai: Gay activist's mother places newspaper advert seeking groom for son

May 20, 2015

Mumbai: Gay activist's mother places newspaper advert seeking groom for son

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son, but it was not an easy task in a country where homosexuality is illegal, said her son on Wednesday. #LGBT #Gay rights in India #Gay marriage in India #Gay marriage ad
567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

May 19, 2015

567 Indians deported, 6,360 detained at the US border in 2013 and 2014

As many as 567 Indians were deported to India by federal law enforcement agencies in last two years, while more than 6,360 Indians were detained at the US border during the same period as they tried to sneak into the country. #US #NewsTracker #North American Punjabi Association #Immigration and Custom enforcement #Right to Information Act in India

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History