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Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Bill against discrimination is discriminatory

It is strange how a bill intended to establish the rights of a group of people manages, even after 27 amendments, to undermine those rights by ambivalent phrasing and dubious paternalism. The passing ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.18

The competing visions behind two judgments

Two judgments by the Supreme Court and the Meghalaya High Court in the last week epitomise the perils and promises of the delicate separation of powers framework that underlies governance in India. Th...
By Arghya Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 01.10.18

Overcoming a jaundiced morality

The progress of society is predicated on the ability of law to reform itself. The need for reform, in turn, arises out of infirmities in statute books. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Se...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.18

Isn't bipartisanship the biggest revolution?

Diksha Bijlani is a former Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow, a graduate in Applied Psychology from Gargi College, Delhi University, and a student of Masters in Public Policy...
By Diksha Bijlani in

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

World  /  Published 26.10.18

The face of LGBTQ rights is being laid to rest

The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in the Washington National Cathedral.Shepard’s remains have for...
By AP in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Why the surrogacy bill is troubling

After overcoming many obstacles, the surrogacy (regulation) bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill, if passed by the Rajya Sabha, will ban commercial surrogacy and narrow the pool of surrogat...
By Kingson Chingakham in

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Politicians speak up for LGBT rights

An online `petition` calling for the Narendra Modi government to vote in favour of the UN mandate on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) has gone viral on Twitter. In the vote, held on ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.18

The Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter

It is difficult to think of another period in the life of independent India when the course of the public discourse has been so decisively shaped by judicial verdicts. The rush of Supreme Court judgme...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board in


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