Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Smart choice: Gender bias in education

Sons generally have a better time of it than daughters in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. The preference for sons manifests itself in almost every household decision, as can be seen agai...
By The Editorial Board

Culture  /  Published 08.05.22

Sigh society

Last year, this time, the virus was rampaging about. Nothing but deaths, oxygen shortages, lack of hospital beds and more deaths made news. Sudden lockdowns scattered already scattered families; the v...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 10.04.22

This is your Captain Speaking

Fasten your seatbelts. But that may not be enough. I’d also advise you not to look out the windows, or pull the shields down, best of all. It will save you looking at things you would not want t...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Divided care: cancer

According to a study published in Jama Oncology, the global count of people who were diagnosed with cancer went up from 18.7 million in 2010 to 23.6 million in 2019. In the past few decades, India, to...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.22

Tribal girl breaks gender stereotypes

The glass ceiling of caste and gender discrimination was breached at a tribal hamlet in Birbhum’s Illambazar, around 9km from Santiniketan, when a 12-year-old girl donned the mantle of a priest ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


India  /  Published 20.01.22

No place for discrimination: PM

Asserting that an India whose thinking and approach are new and decisions progressive is emerging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that a system is being created in which there is no pla...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

People  /  Published 10.01.22

‘Identify soft patriarchy’: Author Tanushree Ghosh advises Kolkata’s youth

My advice to young girls is to understand that until and unless the ecosystem around us changes, women will continue to be subjected to discrimination. That’s why movements like #MeToo is so imp...
By Lygeia Gomes

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

Equal in merit

Invisibility is an attribute of established power. This understanding was fundamental to the discussion on the definition of merit that formed the theme of the 13th B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture deli...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.21

Living in a racist environment

Environmental racism, an emerging phenomenon, needs to be remedied. It refers to the practice of forcing minority communities to live near industrial waste disposal facilities, landfills and other pol...
By Abhinav Narayan, Parth Raman

Sports  /  Published 28.11.21

Ex-cricketer cries foul on colour

Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has alleged that he has been "colour discriminated" all his life, including in his own country. Sivaramakrishnan, who has played 9 Tests and...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kanpur


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