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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
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 in

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 in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

Sex ratio: Numbers are not the only deceptive thing

Numbers seldom tell their own story faithfully. The civil registration system of birth and deaths in 2016 reveals that there has been a steep decline in the sex ratio at birth in the southern states, ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.19

Adoptions reflect a waning gender bias, but should we celebrate?

A ray of light sometimes does penetrate the darkness. This was demonstrated by data from the Union ministry of women and child development which revealed that 60 per cent of the children adopted in In...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.19

Yawning gap

There has never been a good time in human history to be a woman. And the situation is unlikely to improve if the World Economic Forum’s latest report on the global gender gap is anything to go by. T...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.19

Conservation is a low priority for our legislators

Sir — It is worrying, but not entirely unexpected, that 22 species of flora and fauna have gone extinct in India in the past few centuries. These findings were recently tabled by the ministry of env...
By The Telegraph in


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