Actress Diya Mirza with acid attack victim Laxmi at a youth conclave in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Scarred for Life

Above: Actress Diya Mirza with acid attack victim Laxmi at a youth conclave in Lucknow. Photo: UNI Despite the fact that acid attacks are common...
Hadiya said she converted willingly but past cases raise questions of national security

Kerala’s Conversions: Struck by “Love Jihad”?

Above: Hadiya said she converted willingly but past cases raise questions of national security As more and more cases emerge from God’s Own Country of...
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Transgender Bill: A Marginal Approach

The recommendations of a parliamentary panel looking into the rights of this community may be put on the back-burner, setting back any progress made...
People playing cards at a get-together. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

The Great Gambler

Above: People playing cards at a get-together. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The recent hullabaloo over a den of vice in a South Delhi farmhouse has shown...
Youngsters hooked to smartphones. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Blue Whale Psychoanalysis: Save Our Children!

Above: Youngsters hooked to smartphones. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The dangers posed by this game have revealed the fragile and vulnerable state of children and why...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Online Games: Killer Blue Whale

If India has to meet the challenge posed by this danger, it will need to amend the Information Technology Act, 2000 and service providers...
Domestic workers demand a separate central legislation during a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in 2014 to ensure that their work gets due recognition. Photo: Anil Shakya

Maid in India

Above: Domestic workers demand a separate central legislation during a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in 2014 to ensure that their work gets...
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Draft manual on juvenile homes: A cut and paste job

The Women and Child Development Ministry has recently framed draft guidelines for juvenile shelters.  However, these do little justice to key issues and merely...
Actress Sonam in a fairness ad

Fairness creams: Unfair and Unlovely

Abhay Deol’s roast of Bollywood stars endorsing so-called fairness creams gives a new twist to an old controversy ~By Rakesh Bhatnagar The debate over skin colour...
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Down in the Dumps!

Can the government make it mandatory for hotels and restaurants to give access to the general public to their toilets based on Article 15(2)...

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