Parents, principals and politicians: Let’s talk about sex (ed)
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Parents, principals and politicians: Let’s talk about sex (ed)

A volunteer* led a classroom lesson on the topic of sex with girls at a private school. After she finished, she opened the floor to questions. Many students raised their hands and asked about the abortion procedures they had each recently undergone. The girls had undertaken the medical procedures without parental consent and had queries.

Sex, sports and celibacy: Does doing the nasty really do an athlete in?
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Sex, sports and celibacy: Does doing the nasty really do an athlete in?

The belief that ‘fooling around’ before a sports event can kill an athlete’s chances of winning has been around for centuries

The big screen effect: How Bollywood’s influencing love, sex and relationships
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The big screen effect: How Bollywood’s influencing love, sex and relationships

One of the major mainstays of cinema around the world, and probably even more so in Bollywood, is romance. The idea of love, romance and pursuit, the idea of finding the man or woman of your dreams are a standard feature of Indian cinema.

Married in Meghalaya: Feminist dream or the iron fist of matriarchy?
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Married in Meghalaya: Feminist dream or the iron fist of matriarchy?

Are Khasi men actually so depressed that they are simply toys to their wives or just born to be tortured by their sisters? What are their complaints (at least for some) that range from social stature to economic?