Hollywood  /  Published 05.01.20

Adam Driver is a man of few words

Adam Driver has resting sphinx face. I don’t say this because of his memorably unusual features, though a long nose, full lips, and paintbrush flick of moles and freckles certainly help give Driver ...
By Kyle Buchanan/The New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

The triple talaq bill ill serves Muslim women

In On Liberty (1859), John Stuart Mill argued that the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised by the State over any member of a civilized society is to prevent harm to others (known ...
By Shilpa Goel in

India  /  Published 09.04.20

Elope but love lockdown too

Elopement by consenting adults is fine but not if they run away too far in the season of the coronavirus, a Kerala court has ruled.It has allowed a young inter-faith couple to live in at the young man...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.19

LGBT red flag in Poland

Sir — At least 30 towns and villages in Poland have declared themselves ‘free of LGBT ideology’. Swidnik was the first to declare its homophobic leanings in this staunchly Catholic country. The ...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 14.06.20

What’s the ‘Shaadi Story’ going to be?

Indian weddings — from significance of rituals to flamboyance — was the topic of conversation at an edition of An Authors Afternoon hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation on Zoom app. The two people ...
By Shrestha Saha in


Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

Spike in child marriages in lockdown

A social worker The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted in Basanti block of the Sunderbans could not speak for more than a few seconds.“So...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 06.11.18

Bombay HC upholds father’s visitation rights

A father can seek visitation rights to his child under the Domestic Violence Act if the kid is in the mother’s custody, Bombay High Court has ruled.Justice Prakash Naik last Friday dismissed an appl...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Pressure to marry hurts women's self-worth

Sir — A woman in Uganda recently got married, to herself. It would be incorrect to chalk this incident down to the woman’s eccentricity. The woman apparently staged her marriage to put her parents...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.19

The law against triple talaq defies logic

The angst about triple talaq is justifiable. The Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo made it an emotive campaign issue. Without doubt, it is an unjust way of severing a marital relationship even if ‘nikah...
By Kapil Sibal in

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.19

How public institutions fail to protect women

Women are regularly killed in India, yet there are no murderers. Or rather, there is no identifiable murderer; faceless, multiple, amorphous — the killers’ collective is an almost invisible force....
By The Editorial Board in


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