Articles by Neerad Pandharipande
Jan 14, 2019
Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equalityThe new rules, applicable throughout the country, came into effect through a notification on 11 December, 2018.
Jan 02, 2019
While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilationThe BJP has been strident in its opposition to triple talaq, including attempting to push through legislation criminalising the practice, but the saffron party has chosen to tread with caution on female genital mutilation (FGM), which is practised in the Bohra community, saying the case should be referred to a Constitution bench
Dec 26, 2018
Reasons for Aarey Colony fire inconclusive, says Mumbai fire dept: Report finds 29 instances of such blazes since 2007On 3 December, a massive fire broke out at an open plot of land in Mumbai's Aarey Colony, near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park — the largest green lung in the metropolis. With the fire department now having submitted its report into the incident, questions linger over whether there was foul play in the incident.
Nov 20, 2018
Kathua rape and murder case: Deepika Rajawat episode throws spotlight on ignored issue of victim's right to representation in trialsThe recent development in the Kathua rape and murder case has also brought focus on an often-ignored aspect of the criminal justice system in India — rights of victims during trials.
Nov 11, 2018
Versova Beach clean-up: Activist Afroz Shah decides to 'move on' from campaign, shares video of dramatic improvementAfroz Shah, in a Twitter post on Sunday, showed the dramatic improvement in the condition of Mumbai's Versova beach after spearheading a clean-up drive for three years.
Oct 21, 2018
‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatredAdvocate Deepika Rajawat who will receive Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice on Sunday, speaks about the challenges she has faced since taking up the Kathua rape and murder case and why people who have been naming sexual harassers under the #MeToo campaign must approach the authorities
Sep 07, 2018
Imran Khan skips anti-India rhetoric on Pakistan's Defence Day, but goes extra mile to reach out to militaryImran Khan's speech at an event to mark Pakistan's Defence Day was remarkable for what it largely steered clear of — rhetoric against New Delhi.
Aug 11, 2018
'Bihar govt's plan to bar NGOs from running children's homes uncalled for': TISS professor who headed audit teamAssistant professor Mohammed Tarique, who led the seven-member team which conducted the audit, said the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case was unfortunate, but all shelter homes inspected did not need such legal intervention.
Aug 07, 2018
Mumbai's Delisle Road bridge to be dismantled soon: Commuters face harrowing time, but IIT-B says corrosion necessitated stepThe IIT-Bombay recommended the immediate closing down of the Delisle road overbridge in Lower Parel, an area teeming with office-goers throughout the day.
Jul 10, 2018
Mumbai bridge collapse turns lens on city's infrastructure: Spot warning signs early to prevent mishaps, say expertsThe road overbridge collapse at Andheri railway station during a spell of heavy rain has raised concerns over the robustness of the city's infrastructure.