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An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed
India

An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed

Within few hours, television, newspaper and digital medai, all over the country flashed the headlines, ‘Mother daughter gang raped on NH 91 in Bulandshahr.’

Kolkata's transgender women come together to organise special Durga puja
India

Kolkata's transgender women come together to organise special Durga puja

Transgender women here have come together this year to organise a special Durga puja in an "attempt to reclaim social space" in the face of "ostracism".

The big screen effect: How Bollywood’s influencing love, sex and relationships
Specials

The big screen effect: How Bollywood’s influencing love, sex and relationships

One of the major mainstays of cinema around the world, and probably even more so in Bollywood, is romance. The idea of love, romance and pursuit, the idea of finding the man or woman of your dreams are a standard feature of Indian cinema.

India can set example by creating a peaceful society, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
India

India can set example by creating a peaceful society, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India can set an example to the world by creating a peaceful society “which takes everyone along”.

Mizoram's new divorce law finally gives its women some hope
Life

Mizoram's new divorce law finally gives its women some hope

Mizo women are well-educated compared to the rest of the country. But Mizoram's divorce and inheritance laws have remained stacked against them. Now there is a ray of hope.

Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers
India

Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers

For those born and brought up in urban India, it’s difficult to grasp the power of the community beyond the urban space. This perhaps leads them to advocate simplistic legal solutions like banning the khaps and similar community bodies to stop cases of honour killings and similar obnoxious practices.

What Starbucks and Bru World Café can learn from Toto's
Life

What Starbucks and Bru World Café can learn from Toto's

Toto’s Garage Pub is a watering hole that I have been frequenting since I moved to Mumbai in 1996. Those were the days; order a beer, and, as soon as the beer arrives, light up a cigarette. Till the evening is done, or till stocks and money last, repeat this cycle: drink some beer and light up a cigarette.

China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk
Life

China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

Society hasn't changed after Delhi gangrape: Meira Kumar
India

Society hasn't changed after Delhi gangrape: Meira Kumar

She was addressing the media on the sidelines of a seminar related to spirituality organised by SREI Foundation, a charitable fund, in Kolkata.

14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts
Tech

14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts

The father of the girl said that they had gone to the police to file a complaint but had been turned away.

14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts
News & Analysis

14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts

The father of the girl said that they had gone to the police to file a complaint but had been turned away.

Attempts being made to divide society on basis of religion: PM
India

Attempts being made to divide society on basis of religion: PM

The Prime Minister said it would not be wrong to say that India could achieve the Green Revolution due to Indira Gandhi's leadership and Swaminathan's efforts.

The ruling class wars: What the VK Singh debacle signifies
Politics

The ruling class wars: What the VK Singh debacle signifies

Pratap Bhanu Mehta argues we are now witnessing an orgy of cannibalism among the ruling class as they tear each other than their institutions down.

Society still to reform itself over caste: Chidambaram
India

Society still to reform itself over caste: Chidambaram

The minister said the prevalence of the caste system even after all these years was not a good sign.

Crudeness in khaki: Why blame the cops? We created them
India

Crudeness in khaki: Why blame the cops? We created them

The tasteless remarks of policemen on rape victims are a reflection on our society.

China wonders if, in the rush of life, it has lost its soul
World

China wonders if, in the rush of life, it has lost its soul

A shocking video of a two-year-old girl who lay bleeding on the roadside after being run over has stirred the conscience of Chinese people - and led them to wonder where their Good Samaritans have gone...