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...

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...
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...
BENGALURU, FEB 21 (UNI) :-Wing Walkers of Breitling aerobatic team performing during the 4th day Aero India 2015 at Yelanhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Saturday. UNI PHOTO -26U

Arms and the Middlemen

Josy Joseph describes the world of defense dealers and how major deals are struck in his book, A Feast of Vultures In modern India, national...
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...
Abetment to Suicide What a Relief!

Abetment to Suicide: What a Relief!

High Courts have reinforced that a suicide note naming a person is not sufficient evidence of the offence of abetment. This will relieve innocent...
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...

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