The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and a rape case

The “golden thread” and “consent”: the question of reasonable doubt and...

~By Jayant Tripathi In the famous case of Woolmington vs DPP, decided by the House of Lords in UK , it was held that “Throughout...
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...
(Clockwise from top left) Tusshar Kapoor, Karan Johar, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have had children through surrogate mothers

Surrogacy Bill: Born in Controversy

The proposed Surrogacy Bill is draconian and flies in the face of Article 14 and 21 of the constitution ~By Parmanand PandeyFilmmaker Karan Johar has made...
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...
Cabinet Meeting with PM Modi

Center has Power to Demonetize: Justice Narendra Chapalgaonker

Long, unending queues at banks and post offices for the exchange of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have overshadowed the merits of...
A polling officer applies ink mark on the finger of a voter at a polling station in Bihar. Photo: UNI

Simultaneous Polls: Desirable But Not Feasible

Above: A polling officer applies ink mark on the finger of a voter at a polling station in Bihar. Photo: UNI While such an exercise...
Yadu Krishna, Kerala’s first Dalit priest, says his devotees have been cordial and accepting. Photo: thenewsminute.com

Kerala’s Dalit Sunrise

In a progressive move, the state has appointed members of marginalised communities as temple priests. But is it an attempt to sustain Brahminism which...
Devotees throng Ayodhya, after taking a holy dip in Saryu river on the occasion of Ram Navami. Photo: UNI

Mandir-Masjid in Perfect Harmony

Sane voices from both communities have suggested solutions which could restore peace and harmony at the disputed site    ~By Firoz Bakht Ahmed   Even as a...

Neither Sant Nor Saint

The row over the film of Dera Sacha Sauda head prompted the resignation of the censor board and showed the vice-like grip these so-called...

Love me do

This Beatles’ song could well resonate with India’s young as they battle moral guardians. Kochi’s novel protest spawned similar ones elsewhere. is this the...

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