World  /  Published 04.12.21

Ban on forced marriages

The Taliban decreed on Friday that they are banning the forced marriage of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a move to address criteria that developed nations consider a pre-conditi...
By AP, PTI in Kabul

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Padma winner stops child marriage

Social worker Kamali Soren, who received the Padma Shri this year, went to Habibpur in Malda district to stop the wedding of an underage girl on Sunday evening. She also assured the girl’s pare...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.21

The royal knot: Princess Mako

Everyone loves a wedding, but nothing rivals the fanfare generated by a royal wedding. Historically, royal marriages were matters of State, not of the heart. They were private affairs, used to cement ...
By The Editorial Board

Education  /  Published 12.10.21

Something to do

Two Stanford [University] students, tasked with a final for an economics class, made a dating questionnaire that aimed to illuminate the factors governing the romantic market. They playfully called it...
By Sandra E. Garcia


India  /  Published 01.10.21

Over 350 crimes against kids each day in India

A total of 1,28,531 crimes against children were recorded in India last year, implying that an average of 350 such cases were reported each day during the pandemic, according to an NGO's analysis ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 26.09.21

Schoolgirl rescued from wedding altar

A 16-year-old girl who was being forced into marriage was rescued by police moments before the rituals were to begin in North 24-Parganas’ Taki on Friday. The girl had cleared her Madhyamik exa...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Women hit hardest by pandemic

Women have been hit hardest by the pandemic. On the one hand, the female labour participation rate in India fell to 16.1 per cent in 2020, the lowest among major economies. On the other hand, there wa...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 12.09.21

Kerala: Inter-community marriage shield

Kerala High Court has come to the aid of Catholic members of the Knanaya community who risked expulsion from their Church if they married outside the community, ruling “social values and morals ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

News  /  Published 10.09.21

Bride rescue reveals tip of child marriage iceberg

The pandemic-scarred world is limping back to normal but the girls in the house continue to be pawns in some places. Over 100 child marriages have been foiled in two districts of Bengal — North...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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