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Gender Discrimination
Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

Women's right to safe public transport

On buses and other public transport across a sprawling South Asian city, women are wearing T-shirts and hair brooches saying, “Ga gheshe daraben na”, Bengali for ‘Don’t come too close’. It i...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in

India  /  Published 15.04.19

Scientists explain why they appealed to voters

Indian scientists have said their appeal to citizens earlier this month to “vote wisely” reflected their growing concern about the rise of divisive and regressive political ideologies that threate...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.02.20

Forced out of park, women sit on road

Police boots and batons failed to terrorise common women of Kanpur as they pressed ahead with their protest against the new citizenship matrix on a road in the city’s Chamanganj area after being for...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.19

Growing up as a transgender man in India

I was thinking about writing a piece or article about my experience for many days. But I had been unable to write it because for a person like me, it is not easy to write. I am writing this mostly for...
By Anonymous in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.18

Women in science rue gender play

A woman on the dais of a physics seminar is a rarity, Parnika Das of the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) told Metro, speaking about gender play in the world of physics. “And even if there is...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

How public opinion is always tilted in favour of the man

Sir — Two separate experiences while travelling to work underlined, yet again, how public opinion is always tilted in favour of the man when it comes to sexual harassment. One day, the accusation of...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.18

Queer Karva Chauth: Because love is love

The virtuous wife is especially prized in pious discourse in India — and who is more virtuous than the woman who fasts for the well-being of her husband? There are a number of popular rituals and cu...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

Institutionalized gender discrimination in technical education

Sir — The 20-year-old engineering student, Monjita Baruah, was recently given the opportunity to head the British diplomatic mission in Calcutta for a day. This was part of an initiative by the Bri...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 25.10.18

A revolution against male privilege

Real revolutions tend to cut across previously drawn lines. They take down villains as well as figures previously deemed to be good, decent people. Equally, unplanned upheavals that lead to genuine ch...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

Sehwag should restrict his commentary to cricket

Sir — The cricketer-turned-commentator, Virendra Sehwag, tweeted an image of two kingfishers on a branch. One of them has its beak open in a gesture that, to humans, may seem like screaming. Sehwag ...
By The Telegraph in


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