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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
India  /  Published 27.07.22

Beti Bachao funds spent on media advocacy

A total of Rs 401 crore was assigned for media advocacy for the prime minister's flagship 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme between 2014-22, constituting about 54 per cent of the total expe...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Cuss words directly or indirectly target women

Toxic links Sir — There is no ignoring sexist cuss words in our day-to-day lives. There have been attempts at reclaiming swear words — terms such as ‘gay’ and ‘ginger&rs...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

‘Refugee Durga’ speaks same as maternal devi

The evocative idol of Durga as a refugee being transported in a truck together with her children and her belongings is a far cry from Goddess Durga, all-powerful, astride a lion. But this is precisely...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.21

Mixed Bag: Gender imbalance

Progress seldom follows a linear pattern; new challenges are created with every hurdle that is crossed. This would be the correct inference to draw from the findings of the annual report of the Civil ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.21

Beti bachao: India's gender gap

In a precipitous slide, India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, 2021, becoming the third-worst performer in Sou...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 18.12.20

Distant goal: correcting gender imbalance

India’s goal of correcting its gender imbalance seems to have grown more distant. The National Family Health Survey has found that a number of states that had made progress in terms of the sex r...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.10.20

A thank-you for bearing a girl child

There can’t be a better way, said Purohit, than to honour the girl child as we celebrate the arrival of Ma Durga. “More than the financial assistance, the idea is to encourage girl childr...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 30.01.19

Better work hours make more sense than 'dating leave'

Sir — On the occasion of Lunar New Year, two Chinese firms are reportedly offering ‘dating leaves’ to single women above the age of 30. The age clause shows that society is discriminatory in alm...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.19

Explaining the government's reliance on spin

It is believed that all publicity, save for an obituary notice, is desirable. Is it possible that an excess of publicity could lead to the filing of an obituary of a political dispensation? The prime ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.20

Domestic violence: The hand that hits

Domestic violence is a global social problem adversely affecting women. Data from the National Health and Family Survey 2015-16 found that one in three married women in the age group of 15-49 have exp...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury


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