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How films like Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare promote nuanced dialogue on trans identities and rights
Lifestyle

How films like Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare promote nuanced dialogue on trans identities and rights

The tangible shift in the manner in which Bollywood is maturing in articulating issues pertaining to gender dysphoria, trans identities and struggles lends one hope that the public discourse will also catch up with the same

Jammu and Kashmir women marrying non-natives don't lose residency rights, says ex-state advocate general Ishaq Qadri
India

Jammu and Kashmir women marrying non-natives don't lose residency rights, says ex-state advocate general Ishaq Qadri

Women hailing from Jammu and Kashmir who choose to marry men from outside the state do not lose their residency and inheritance rights under Article 35A of the Constitution, a top legal expert said on Tuesday

Sitaram Yechury accuses BJP, Congress of
Politics

Sitaram Yechury accuses BJP, Congress of "duplicity" on Sabarimala, says parties reversed stand after welcoming verdict

CPM chief Sitaram Yechury accused the BJP and Congress in Kerala of "duplicity" on Sabarimala issue, adding that both parties reversed their stand after initially welcoming the verdict.

'We've been left out yet again': Activists say #MeToo should include stories of female genital mutilation survivors as well
World

'We've been left out yet again': Activists say #MeToo should include stories of female genital mutilation survivors as well

The #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse should include the stories of survivors of (FGM), activists said ahead of a global day on Tuesday.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy; her plan to start family had sparked sexism row during election
World

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy; her plan to start family had sparked sexism row during election

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has announced she is expecting her first baby, and is set to become the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal world
India

SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal world

In its relentless march towards universal Aadhaar, the government is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that citizens don’t, in fact, have a fundamental right to privacy. While this should scare everyone in the country, women especially should be particularly concerned with the upcoming judgment and what it could potentially mean for us.

Maid in India: The brutal way we treat our domestic help shows we still see them as subhuman
India

Maid in India: The brutal way we treat our domestic help shows we still see them as subhuman

What happened between the madams and the maids at the Mahagun Moderne society in Noida? Versions of the event, as varied as they are puzzling, present many pictures.

Brutal treatment of domestic help in Noida reflects how housing societies distill class, caste prejudice
India

Brutal treatment of domestic help in Noida reflects how housing societies distill class, caste prejudice

Urban housing societies distill every class and caste prejudice and they are turning even more unapologetic about it. This aligns perfectly well with our current national sentiment.

Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists
World

Bangladesh's new ambiguous child marriage law seems to put 'marriageable age at zero', claim activists

A controversial child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents was criticised by human rights groups recently.

International Women's Day 2017: How women with disabilities are fighting to be accepted
India

International Women's Day 2017: How women with disabilities are fighting to be accepted

Anita Ravindra, a Mysore school teacher with multiple disabilities faced sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of two male colleagues and the school principal for three years before she decided to file a complaint.

Let's get political: Why the aam aurat should ignore Chetan Bhagat
Politics

Let's get political: Why the aam aurat should ignore Chetan Bhagat

Contrary to Bhagat's claim, encouraging women to vote will do far more to change society and its leaders than any personal effort to "change men".

Why SL Minister of Women's Affairs should cast his eye on Sandberg
World

Why SL Minister of Women's Affairs should cast his eye on Sandberg

The Sri Lankan Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, Tissa Karaliyadda has proved just how fit he is for the job, with a statement on women that is so outdated and backward that he may as well move into a cave.