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We all know that dowry is not just a criminal offence but an immoral act. However, even after more than 60 years of having an anti-dowry law, this abominable tradition is not just alive but has become an industry on its own. This despicable practice, masquerading in the garb of ‘tradition’, has become so powerful […]
Have we really turned this apathetic towards the plight of women and minority groups in this country or is this who we were from the very beginning?
The Indian women’s cricket team is full of talented player like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur. It's about time we have a full-fledged Women’s IPL tournament!
Why do we insist on women and transgender people conforming to a certain norm of appearance, to appreciate their value?
Aanya Natesan was brutally raped and beaten up for being a trans woman, on the streets of Gurgaon, on 24th Nov 2019, when she was on her way to a Pride March - is this how we should treat fellow humans?
The Amulya Leona saga shows how a large section of our society is apathetic and hostile towards, and is failing our youth - the teenagers and the young adults.
Assam resident Jabeda Begum has allegedly been unable to prove her citizenship despite having 15 'legal' documents. Has the Assam NRC gone horribly wrong, especially for women minorities?
Teenage author Vedika Sharma demolishes the toxic norm of 'boys will be boys' that prevents boys and men from being fully themselves, through her pathbreaking book Boys Will Be Better.
Mobs of men allegedly broke security and molested students at Delhi University's all-women Gargi College during their annual fest 'Reverie', while police and college admin shrug off responsibility.
Aspirant for the Delhi CM post and MP Manoj Tiwari recently voiced his appalling and dismissive views in an interview, on the trauma that sexual assault survivors face.
Movies based on historical wars are usually heavily male centric - Panipat tries to make a break from that mould but does not succeed as much as we would have wanted it to.
"Swami" Nithyananda (as he is called) is reported to have fled the country and set up his own 'nation' that he calls 'Kailaasa', where he promises a lot to his followers..
Celebrate misogyny, and then express outrage over rape. Really? Dear people, please don't teach us about rape when you earn crores by glorifying misogyny!
MP Jaya Bachchan mentioned lynching of rapists in Parliament. It just shows the urgent need for action against alleged and confirmed rapists, all over the country right now!
Why does every person with disability (PWD) need to be a super-achiever to be able to gain our respect? Today on #WorldDisabiltyDay, let us look closely at this.
1st December is World AIDS Day. Let's try and deconstruct our cruel and vindictive behaviour towards those who are infected by HIV and continue to suffer in silence.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, or Veer Savarkar as he is often referred to, publicly promoted the use of rape of 'the women of the enemy' as a war or political strategy. Should we be honouring such a person?
While there is no doubt that we should report on complaints of harassment or assault of women, it is not the job of the news media to pronounce judgement.
It’s time that we realize that being a possessive husband is a sure-shot way to sabotage your marriage.
According to the fifth report on Women In the Workplace by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, female representation at entry level positions is not encouraging enough
Incessant trolling on Instagram forced Abhishek Bachchan to remove an unedited no filter picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Isn't it time we stopped having such an ageist mindset?
As an intrinsically homophobic society, we think nothing of sacrificing the happiness of gay men, lesbian women, and bisexual persons (and their spouses) by forcing them into traditional marriages.
Did Nirbhaya's friend sell his story to the highest media bidder? It does seem so, if some reports are to be believed. Unscrupulous media, of course, but insensitive society, too.
Delhi government has decided to provide free bus rides for women commuters with the choice of using its public service buses for free starting from the 29th of October.
Ankita Mehra is a strong woman who not only came out as a lesbian on the Roadies show to create awareness, but is also working actively to make workplaces more inclusive.
Which are the books by female historical fiction writers in India that are a must read? Here are 9 Indian writers of historical fiction you can explore.
An intruder broke into the girl's hostel of Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal and robbed and molested a student, and despite complaints, the authorities and police were slow to act, even blaming the victim for this.
A young man who identified as 'liberal' found out as he was called out, that he was actually more sexist than he thought. And then followed the journey of waking up to being a real feminist.
It is important to trust yourself and take all the time you want to make an informed choice and not let outside pressure dictate your life.
I wish there was some way that to justify this madness but there isn't. There is simply no pretext on which our Government could have let this happen to its own people.
Couldn't the State have spent at least some of this money to seal the international borders all those years ago? What had stopped them from doing so?
Intolerance to anyone perceived as the 'other' is growing by the day in our country. Are we really a 'fit nation' in these terms, if our emotional and metal fitness is questionable?
Even after more than 70 years of independence, we still have a divide between the upper-castes and lower-castes. Why is there still the divide and will we ever go beyond it?
Despite awareness that demonises dowry and almost 60 years of now having an anti-dowry law, this tradition is still followed in very creative ways.
Can we really carry on living this spiced up lie for a long time? Will we be truly happy with who we are?
Accept them for who they are which will allow you to ignore their opinions.
That hug sent a message that Mr Sivan need not be so harsh on himself.
Given the poor state of the economy at the moment, if Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman manages to do a turnaround, she could see her career graph zoom up!
It is very hard to believe that any layperson in this country has the power to even attempt to misbehave with the police forces and face no consequence at all.
BJP member of Lok Sabha Pragya Singh Thakur, out on bail as a terror accused, has made a statement about 'marak shakti' (evil forces) killing off BJP bigwigs! How does she get away with all this?
Media doesn't care about them. Neither do we (at least most of us). But we want them to stay in those gutters. Or else our cities will be floating with the sewage water.
Kashmiris need justice and the more we deny them that, the more they will drift away from us.
Being a woman in India is still not the easiest task. We need to think before deciding what to wear, do or say. Do we ourselves think from the male perspective?
Numbers will come and go like anything else but who you are as a person matters more than anything else.
While being 'happily married' is a concept we are familiar with, no one really talks about marital rape. Isn't that an important aspect of marriage too?
Some us are cheering the removal of Article 370, while others are against it. The author says we will all have to live with the weighty consequences of the decision.
Since when has 'true love' begun to mean you can push your loved one and torture them or keep them captive? Shame on Kabir Singh's makers.
Support someone unconditionally or don't support them at all - something that should be told to all 'fans' who vilified members of teams who lost in the cricket World Cup 2019.
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