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Hindu society is not antagonistic towards anyone, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
India

Hindu society is not antagonistic towards anyone, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

According to Bhagwat, the entire world started talking of equality after the French Revolution, but in India the message of equality has been spoken of thousands of years ago

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: China's win sparks calls for gender pay equality
Sports

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: China's win sparks calls for gender pay equality

In China, women earn 12 percent less than men overall, according to a report last year by online recruitment firm Zhaopin

France officially bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’: What you need to know
World

France officially bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’: What you need to know

France joined US, Germany, Canada and other countries as it passed a law criminalising the use of the discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay people

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
World

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools

House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth

Japan sees greater push for bill protecting LGBTQ rights as activists use Tokyo Olympics to catalyse change
Lifestyle

Japan sees greater push for bill protecting LGBTQ rights as activists use Tokyo Olympics to catalyse change

An increasing number of local governments and private companies are introducing more inclusive policies, and a recent landmark court verdict called the failure to recognise same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Amid casteism and opposition, a Kurundvad man's fight to ensure people can have dignity in death
India

Amid casteism and opposition, a Kurundvad man's fight to ensure people can have dignity in death

Driven by the understanding that people need moral and emotional support when a loved one dies, Appasso has often pitched in with his own funds for others' funerals.

Firstpost Conversations | Getting Women into Leadership Roles
India

Firstpost Conversations | Getting Women into Leadership Roles

A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
India

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates

In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
India

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups

Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms

Guru Nanak's langar and legacy: Tracing the origin of the practice, what it says about his commitment to inclusion
Life

Guru Nanak's langar and legacy: Tracing the origin of the practice, what it says about his commitment to inclusion

The practice of langar, whereby Sikh gurdwaras around the world serve free food and the poor and hungry can eat there as often as they want, emerged because of Guru Nanak's failure as a merchant. It is an embodiment of his compassion and rejection of caste

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely
science

Fostering change through impact-driven innovations benefits India's economy immensely

The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.

Its high time females are included in science studies urges scientist Rebecca Shanksy
science

Its high time females are included in science studies urges scientist Rebecca Shanksy

Medicines in women work differently than on men and it is necessary that studies are conducted to suit both genders.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Men And Casual Sex
FWeekend

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Men And Casual Sex

Equality for gay men is about having the freedom to do whatever you want to do, just like our heterosexual friends – our relationship with casual sex included.

Sabarimala verdict: SC has ensured continued controversy by seeking to modify religious practices through judicial decree
India

Sabarimala verdict: SC has ensured continued controversy by seeking to modify religious practices through judicial decree

Shifting sands points to the fact that a greater resistance against the Supreme Court verdict is brewing.

Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs
India

Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs

The Sabarimala verdict clearly paves way for the Supreme Court’s positive interference in matters of religion when it can be demonstrated that the religious practices are opposed to constitutional morality and play a transformative and inclusionary role

Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgments
India

Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgments

Chief justice of India Dipak Misra, through powerful judgments in Section 377 case, Section 497 case and now the Sabarimala temple entry case not only pronounced legal verdict that tends to correct certain ‘legal’ wrongs, but also unleashed a spree of social reforms

Sabarimala verdict: SC judgment a hammer blow to Indic strains that weave into mosaic of Hinduism
India

Sabarimala verdict: SC judgment a hammer blow to Indic strains that weave into mosaic of Hinduism

This SC ruling may open a Pandora’s box and have much wider ramifications.

Despite China’s tech industry boom there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space
News & Analysis

Despite China’s tech industry boom there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space

In recent years, China’s tech industry has boomed, but there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space.

International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India
India

International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India

International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?

International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools
India

International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on International Women's Day on Thursday will have to be telecast live across all schools in Rajasthan, a state government decree has said.