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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...
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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...

We’ve Come a Long Way

Constitution Day (November 26) is an occasion to look at the performance of the State in terms of constitutional governance on the one hand,...

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...
The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI

What is in a name?

Above: The PIL states that the Congress party uses a flag similar to the national flag/Photo: UNI A PIL in the Delhi High Court seeks...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

On the intolerance of ideas, and liberty …

  By Dr. John M   I like thinking and learning. Birthdays surely make one slower on the bike, but birthdays, it seems, do not have the same...
Universities should be bastions of free speech but what happens when the debate does not take place in classrooms or lecture halls? Photo: Bhavana Gaur

“Allow Citizens to Express Opinions”

Article 19 (1) grants freedom of speech and expression. This right must be defended even if the majority does not like it. ~By Justice...
Protest in Delhi against RTI Act dilution/Photo: UNI

Regulating the Regulator

Above: Protest in Delhi against RTI Act dilution/Photo: UNI The NDA government’s move to bring the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners directly under the...

I am happy & gay

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]What’s it like to be a lesbian in a country where this orientation is criminalized? Where parents often don’t accept such...
highway commuters take a break at a dhaba.

Liquor ban: One for the Road

The move to prohibit the sale of booze near highways is an ineffective one as it will be sold illicitly and people will drink...

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