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Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
Lifestyle

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?

To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.

How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art
Arts & Culture

How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art

Artists Durga Gawde, Rithika Merchant and Hanif Kureshi reassess their art as extensions of their personal and collective identities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
Lifestyle

In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction

In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book has more than colonial stereotypes — ambiguity about identity, belonging
Life

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book has more than colonial stereotypes — ambiguity about identity, belonging

A close reading of the Jungle Book stories reveals than an imperialist narrative. Perhaps it’s time for a more nuanced reading of his works that allows their ambiguities and ambivalences to come to the fore.

American Hasi review: Tushar Singh's struggle with his identity does not hold much appeal
Entertainment

American Hasi review: Tushar Singh's struggle with his identity does not hold much appeal

American Hasi was screened at The Asian American International Film Festival, which runs from 25 July to 2 August in New York.

Should therapy be political? Influence of social factors on mental health may make a case for such an approach
Life

Should therapy be political? Influence of social factors on mental health may make a case for such an approach

Expressing politics through therapy ultimately means having a political opinion in the first place, before eventually recognising that the issues of the client who comes for therapy also have socio-political roots.

Storytelling for Gen Z: How Yuvaa is centering conversations, content on identity and mental health
Life

Storytelling for Gen Z: How Yuvaa is centering conversations, content on identity and mental health

The objective behind Yuvaa is to empower children by getting them to speak up about identity and mental health-related issues, which they are otherwise not prompted to do

Understanding mental illness: The question of identity — and allowing oneself to be defined by suffering
Life

Understanding mental illness: The question of identity — and allowing oneself to be defined by suffering

Those diagnosed with a mental illness often ask themselves: What if my sense of self is dependent on my illness, even decades after diagnosis?

TTV Dinakaran says AIADMK has lost its 'identity and ideology', vows his AMMK will 'retrieve' party
Politics

TTV Dinakaran says AIADMK has lost its 'identity and ideology', vows his AMMK will 'retrieve' party

TTV Dhinakaran also claimed that his Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) would 'retrieve' the ruling party.

Indian airports to get facial recognition tech to cope with the surge in passengers
News & Analysis

Indian airports to get facial recognition tech to cope with the surge in passengers

The technology will be introduced at Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports first in February 2019.

TRAI chief RS Sharma cannot be prosecuted for disclosing his Aadhaar card details: Here's a look at reasons why
News & Analysis

TRAI chief RS Sharma cannot be prosecuted for disclosing his Aadhaar card details: Here's a look at reasons why

Aadhaar challenge has now been followed by a UIDAI warning against the disclosure of Aadhaar numbers.

Gave Aadhaar dare as an ordinary citizen of India, says Trai Chairman RS Sharma
News & Analysis

Gave Aadhaar dare as an ordinary citizen of India, says Trai Chairman RS Sharma

RS Sharma, former UIDAI director general, has been an ardent supporter of the Aadhaar programme.

Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion
Life

Ali Khan Mahmudabad on the making of North Indian Muslim identity via poetry, politics, religion

Mahmudabad spoke to Firstpost about the impact of literature and poetry on shaping political identity and the role of Muslim identity in Indian politics.

World Bank says more than 1.1 billion people worldwide lack official identification
World

World Bank says more than 1.1 billion people worldwide lack official identification

More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist — going about their daily lives without proof of identity

Aadhaar number mandatory from 1 October for registration of death, says home ministry
India

Aadhaar number mandatory from 1 October for registration of death, says home ministry

The government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for the registration of death from 1 October, to prevent identity fraud

Ensure identity of paramilitary personnel is not revealed: Delhi High court to Centre
India

Ensure identity of paramilitary personnel is not revealed: Delhi High court to Centre

Shocked by the alleged disclosure of the identity of paramilitary personnel operating in sensitive areas and their family by a television channel, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to examine the matter and ensure safeguards before the telecast.

Advisory issued for matrimonial websites by the government
News & Analysis

Advisory issued for matrimonial websites by the government

Aiming to put an end to the fraudulence on the matrimonial sites, the government on Thursday approved an advisory on functioning of such websites and also made identity proof mandatory to create accounts.

Letter to the subalterns: Effeminate Boy, enjoy every moment of being different
Life

Letter to the subalterns: Effeminate Boy, enjoy every moment of being different

Equal rights activist Harrish Iyer writes an open letter to all effeminate men, stereotyped by society, to be unapologetic about who they are

'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us
Life

'Pansexual', 'panromantic': Labels may sometimes help, but more often restrict us

Labels can help us better navigate the world. But they can also be restrictive, especially when used in the context of mental health and identity.

'We expect India biz to account for 15% of APAC's total revenue': NetIQ
Biztech

'We expect India biz to account for 15% of APAC's total revenue': NetIQ

The market is not as mature as markets in the US, Europe, and Australia, but we see some real opportunities to invest in India, says Borris Ivancic, VP & GM, APAC, NetIQ.