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WHO INFRINGED HADIYA'S PRIVACY?

KUNIKA

NEW DELHI: August 2017 was indeed noteworthy, with the Supreme Court of India passing some landmark decisions having far-reaching impact. From holding triple talaq to be unconstitutional to declaring privacy to be a fundamental ri ..

NOW THAT SONY HAS PULLED THE PLUG ON PEHREDAAR PIYA KI, LET'S DO THE SAME FOR CHILD MARRIAGE

POONAM MUTTREJA

After months of controversy, complaints and even an intervention by the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, the makers of television show Pehredaar Piya Ki finally took the show off air last month. The show was slammed by critics who ..

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WHORELIGHT: THE PROSTITUTION OF LIGHT TO RESCUE US FROM OUR DARKNESS

CHANDRANI GHOSH

Linda Ashok, an Indian poet from Hyderabad-Kolkata, over the years has made her presence felt to a great extent. First, through the RL Poetry Awards that she’s been funding since 2013 and second, with her new book of poems, “whorel ..

DOES THE 'GENDER' OF THE DEFENCE MINISTER MATTER

MARTAND JHA

NEW DELHI: On September 3, 2017, India got its first full time ‘woman’ defence minister. The whole media is fixated on the point that the new defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman is a woman and this point has been high ..

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A PROTESTER'S DILEMMA AT 2 PARALLEL PROTESTS IN LUCKNOW: LGBTQ RIGHTS, GAURI'S MURDER OR BOTH?

MANAS DUTT

LUCKNOW: Which would you choose?

As a persistent social media activist, I found my news feed flooded with evocative pictures of Gauri Lankesh’s dead body hurled mercilessly across a road, shrouded under Facebo ..

"MARITAL OR NOT, RAPE IS RAPE: THE MARITAL RAPE DEBATE IN INDIA"

DEVIKA SHARMA

NEW DELHI: The lives of most women in India are no less dramatic than the ‘sanskari’ films of Sooraj Barjatya. His films have often formed the first ideas of heterosexual relationships in the minds of Indian y ..

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