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Tishani Doshi on Small Days and Nights, writing about marriage and the bond between the body and language
Life

Tishani Doshi on Small Days and Nights, writing about marriage and the bond between the body and language

In her latest book Small Days and Nights, Tishani Doshi weaves a story of two sisters, Grace and Lucia, one fleeing a failed marriage and the other who has Down’s syndrome, living in the proverbial house by the sea.

Supreme Court turns down abortion plea: Strict, pedantic reading of law is threat to women's rights
India

Supreme Court turns down abortion plea: Strict, pedantic reading of law is threat to women's rights

In what could have been deemed a landmark case on abortion laws, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, rejected the plea of a 37-year-old woman to abort a 26-week-old foetus that showed signs of Down’s Syndrome

Thai case: How the case has cast a spotlight on the unregulated surrogacy business
World

Thai case: How the case has cast a spotlight on the unregulated surrogacy business

The case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning their baby with his Thai surrogate mother after discovering the child had Down syndrome — and taking home his healthy twin— has cast unfavorable light on the largely unregulated business of commercial surrogacy.

Aus probing 'pedophile' father of Thai surrogate baby
World

Aus probing 'pedophile' father of Thai surrogate baby

The man sparked global controversy for abandoning his Down's syndrome baby boy in Thailand with the surrogate mother and taking only his healthy twin sister back home.

Aus father accused of abandoning surrogate baby a child sex offender: Reports
Life

Aus father accused of abandoning surrogate baby a child sex offender: Reports

The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have come under heavy criticism for apparently rejecting the surrogate boy at birth and taking only his healthy twin sister back to their home in Bunbury

Cure for Down's Syndrome to be a reality soon?
Life

Cure for Down's Syndrome to be a reality soon?

US researchers may have identified a compound that appears to reverse the learning deficits associated with Down's Syndrome in lab mice.