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Gender Inequality
Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

Women athletes face a brittle fate

For some more than others, the journey towards success is riddled with obstacles. This is especially true in India, where disadvantaged communities — including women and religious minorities — hav...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

Out in the open

Ever since the Supreme Court declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional insofar as consensual sex between adult persons of the same sex was concerned, it was as if a veil was lifte...
By Soumitra Das in

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.19

Achieving balance in the law in an imbalanced society

When societies display imbalance, it is not always easy to reach perfect balance in the law against it. An example is the controversy surrounding the anti-dowry law. The complaint of murder for dowry ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Kanakadurga: Lessons in courage and integrity

Can the Travancore Devaswom Board, entrusted with the management of the Sabarimala temple — the shrine in the eye of a storm — learn a thing or two from Kanakadurga? This woman from Kerala — she...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Hunger, gender bias challenge

Hunger and gender inequality pose two key challenges as India tries to achieve the objectives pledged under the Sustainable Development Goal, a report released by the Niti Aayog said on Monday.India i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.11.19

Sabarimala temple opens, women age bar stays

The Sabarimala temple on Saturday flagged off a two-month pilgrimage season but a cautious Kerala government refused to allow visits by women of childbearing age, defying a directive from two Supreme ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.19

Alexa is making us all couch potatoes

Sir — The population of couch potatoes is set to explode in the future. The credit must go to ‘smart assistants’ like Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ which have flooded the market seemingly with the inte...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.19

How India can reduce child deaths

A progress report does not always bring cheer. A Lancet study showed that death of children under five in India went down from 2.5 million in the year 2000 to 1.2 million in 2015. Unfortunately, this ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.19

Gender gap: India is way behind Rwanda

The significant gender gap prevailing worldwide has been portrayed by the Global Gender Gap Index of the World Economic Forum since 2006. According to the 2018 report, India is ranked 108th among the ...
By Atanu Biswas in

India  /  Published 30.01.20

Consensus elusive on Sabarimala questions

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed disappointment at the failure of lawyers to arrive at a consensus over framing questions relating to the constitutional validity of various personal laws such a...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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