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We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

Jul 21, 2014

We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

In the run up to the elections, the Supreme Court had recognised trangenders as the third gender--a decision hailed by political parties. #NewsTracker #Assembly polls #Election Commission #Identity #Transgender #civil rights #Electoral Roll
Individual vs community: Why the 2 ideas of India must and will coexist

May 22, 2014

Individual vs community: Why the 2 ideas of India must and will coexist

The primary tension in the idea of India is to whether to see the country as a federation of communities or one that gives individuals a zone of freedom, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta. But is it useful to see the two ideas as being in conflict? #Gandhi #Maulana Azad #Nehru #Ambedkar #Identity Politics #Idea Of India #Syama Prasad Mookerjee #Deendayal Upadhyaya
Leave your mobile phones at home on polling day

Apr 07, 2014

Leave your mobile phones at home on polling day

Discouraged by past experience of allowing voters to deposit their mobile phones at the Voter Assistance Booths (VABs), the Delhi electoral office has done away with the facility in this election. #NewsTracker #AK Srivastava #Voter ID card #Electors Photo Identity Card #Delhi electoral office #Voter Assistance Booths
Govt has isssued more than 57 cr Aadhaar cards till Jan

Feb 19, 2014

Govt has isssued more than 57 cr Aadhaar cards till Jan

People not having document based identity and address proof can avail of introducer-based enrollment. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Identity #Aadhaar Card
Centre may direct UIDAI to start enrolment in NPR states

Feb 03, 2014

Centre may direct UIDAI to start enrolment in NPR states

According to an official, UIDAI may be allowed to enrol in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh where enrolments were slow under the NPR project. #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #UIDAI #National Population Register #National Multi-purpose Identity Cards
Poll panel unveils new plastic voter's card to prevent duplication

Nov 30, 2013

Poll panel unveils new plastic voter's card to prevent duplication

To avoid duplication and forgery, the Election Commission has decided to provide plastic Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) instead of the current laminated paper card to all voters in India, officials said here on Saturday. #Elections #Election Commission #Tripura #Electors Photo Identity Card #plastic
Pity: Zoya Akhtar squanders her chance in Bombay Talkies

May 08, 2013

Pity: Zoya Akhtar squanders her chance in Bombay Talkies

Zoya Akhtar's film about a little boy who wants to dance like Katrina Kaif could have been a rare chance to look at thorny issues of children, sexual identity and gender roles. But Bollywood wants to keep its children in a sugary la la land. #Katrina Kaif #OnOurMind #Bollywood #movies #Cinema #Zoya Akhtar #Gender identity #Bombay Talkies
Lanka vote: Revival of Tamil chauvinism is ruinous

Mar 19, 2013

Lanka vote: Revival of Tamil chauvinism is ruinous

The hotheadedness of Tamil chauvinists has done the utmost damage to the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils over the decades. The worms that are even now crawling out of the woodworks of linguistic chauvinism should be swept aside. #M. Karunanidhi #DMK #Sri Lankan Tamil issue #Identity Politics #UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka
Why KYC sends us all over the bend

Nov 26, 2012

Why KYC sends us all over the bend

But, in practice, KYC sends ordinary people scurrying around for this document or that, while the fraudsters simply forge the relevant documents to comply with the KYC. #HowThisWorks #Banks #KYC #documents #Address Proof #Identity Proof