Green light for red light areas

Activists feel that legalizing prostitution will lower crimes against women. But no one wants to bell the cat. By Divya A  The year was 1993. Freedom...
Explicit ads for condoms are meant to attract consumers. Photo: UNI

Condom ads: Reviving a Controversy

Last year, the government had submitted to the Supreme Court that no legislation would be introduced to ban explicit pictures on condom packets and...

Obscenity in public: Saving private Indian

Should Section 294 of the IPC, which deals with obscenity in public, be used against citizens for enjoying their freedom within their homes? A...
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...
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...
A still from the web series, Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone

Helmets and Surnames: Hard (For) Kaur

Above: A still from the web series, Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone Sikh clerics wish to deny actress Sunny Leone the right...

Anatomy of a Suicide

The death of Dalit PhD student, Rohith Vemula, has shown how the HRD ministry under the stewardship of Smriti Irani has interfered in minor...

Idea of India under Threat

There have been numerous acts of intolerance in India, a country known for its secular and inclusive nature. But with PM Modi preferring to...
A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo

#MeToo: Time is of Essence

Above: A protest in support of journalists who have alleged sexual harassment as part of #MeToo It is important for women in MeToo movement to...

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