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India  /  Published 10.01.19

No gay sex in army: Gen. Bipin Rawat

Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Thursday said gay sex and adultery wouldn’t be allowed in the force, months after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and struck down a colonial-era adulter...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Cure and curse: Sexual identities

Roadblocks on the path of holistic progress in India are far too common. As a result, even concerted efforts to protect the fundamental rights of citizens often fail to achieve their goal. This was ev...
By The Editorial Board 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 01.11.18

Sabarimala, the judiciary, and public opinion

The suggestion that the higher judiciary is unresponsive to public sentiment — an important element in democratic functioning — has been frequently heard, and not merely from the lips of those who...
By Swapan Dasgupta 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 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 23.09.18

The government's bank merger spree

Sir — Last year, the government decided to merge six banks with the State Bank of India. Now even before problems arising out of that move have been ironed out, the Centre has proposed a merger of t...
By The Telegraph 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

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


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