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Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class
Lifestyle

Muscular India: In a new book, Michiel Baas examines masculinity, mobility and the new middle class

Michiel Baas’ book explores how fitness trainers in the gyms of urban India use their ‘bodily capital’ for ‘upward mobility’

From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music
Arts & Culture

From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music

The story of Khayal's origin meanders just like the interpretative practice it calls for. The art form is ailed by growing commercialisation and a decrease in innovation, but practitioners are hopeful that a new generation of musicians will expand its scope

As pandemic strips away accumulated inertia of decades, 'After Coronavirus' may be a whole brave new world
Arts & Culture

As pandemic strips away accumulated inertia of decades, 'After Coronavirus' may be a whole brave new world

The coronavirus pandemic, like the World Wars, is a harbinger of revolutionary changes. It is accelerating the destruction of the old, and hastening the arrival of the new.

The Zoom party is the bridge we need in these times of social distancing and isolation; what it's like to 'attend' one
Lifestyle

The Zoom party is the bridge we need in these times of social distancing and isolation; what it's like to 'attend' one

In varying degrees of enforced isolation, people all over the world have tuned to “Zoom parties”, promoting a slew of editorials about the app, and how it’s the only form of social interaction many users have during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance
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With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance

Women in Nepal's Janakpur have found a new lease of life, full of hope, optimism and self-worth, by taking to the region's ancient traditional art of Mithila painting.

Goa Photo Festival chronicles the pathos in people's lives, their private spaces, and food practices
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Goa Photo Festival chronicles the pathos in people's lives, their private spaces, and food practices

The third edition of Goa International Photography Festival was held from 6 to 8 December in the village of Aldona (North Goa), known for its rich architectural heritage, which later inspired the overall theme of the festival — of working with 'living heritage'.

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.

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory
India

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory

With the striking down of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC, constitutional law has finally entered the institution of marriage in a bid to ensure constitutional freedoms, destroy hierarchies, eliminate inequalities and attempt to democratise matrimonial relationships

Powerful men on Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators are feigning helplessness, wallowing in their privilege
India

Powerful men on Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators are feigning helplessness, wallowing in their privilege

Raya Sarkar’s now-infamous List of Sexual Harassment Accused (the List)—an online list of Indian men in academia accused by women of repeated sexual harassment—has opened up a real feminist moment.

Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators not the problem, allowing harassers the benefit of anonymity is
India

Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators not the problem, allowing harassers the benefit of anonymity is

When looked into the context of 'the due process' that is followed after a woman complains of sexual harassment, the Raya Sarkar list appears as a vulnerable piece of testimony

As #MeToo gains momentum, let's look at how people view feminism and male privilege in urban India
India

As #MeToo gains momentum, let's look at how people view feminism and male privilege in urban India

Even as #MeToo spread like wildfire, several men and women ridiculed and criticised the social media campaign as well as feminism and people who fight for women's rights

Ram Nath Kovind recalls Mahatma Gandhi on Gujarat visit, urges citizens to become nation-builders
India

Ram Nath Kovind recalls Mahatma Gandhi on Gujarat visit, urges citizens to become nation-builders

President Ram Nath Kovind Sunday said he wanted every citizen of the country to become a nation-builder by adopting the Gandhian concept of "trusteeship"

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women
India

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women

A presumption of harassment of the husband should not prevent the State from legitimising the right of the wife to seek justice for flagrant violations against her body

Indian women and live-in relationships: Social stigma, pervasive myths cloud legal status
Life

Indian women and live-in relationships: Social stigma, pervasive myths cloud legal status

Contrary to popular belief, women in live-in relationships in India do enjoy legal rights akin to married women. So what is their legal position?

Climate change and the social contract: How our choices lead to predictable tragedies
Life

Climate change and the social contract: How our choices lead to predictable tragedies

Climate change throws into sharp relief, the fissures in our system

Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignity
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Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignity

With a sense of the crisscrossing realities that we all endure and live with, the everyday ‘patriarchies’ that we encounter are bound to appear equally complex and diverse.

Muslim woman gets triple talaq through piece of paper, appeals to Narendra Modi
India

Muslim woman gets triple talaq through piece of paper, appeals to Narendra Modi

A 25-year-old Muslim woman, whose husband divorced her by writing talaq thrice on a piece of paper, has moved court against the practice and also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish it.

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape
India

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape

By making a ruling that upholds the rights of women, irrespective of where she is, the Bombay High Court has indicated that it is open to adjudicating controversial cases around violence against women including marital rape

Exploring Mira Rajput's polarising take on feminism and its repercussions
Entertainment

Exploring Mira Rajput's polarising take on feminism and its repercussions

you know what’s more toxic than our ‘new wave of feminism’? Mira Rajput's good old wave of ignorance.

First Lady: Chetan Bhagat on One Indian Girl, feminism and writing popular fiction
Entertainment

First Lady: Chetan Bhagat on One Indian Girl, feminism and writing popular fiction

The biggest selling Indian novelist in history or a literary pariah? Chetan Bhagat discusses his new book, his response to critics and more in this week's edition of First Lady with Meghna Pant.