Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in Japan (file pic)/Photo:UNI

Bullet Train Project: Gone with the Wind?

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in...
Muslims attend a rally against a proposed Uniform Civil Code and demand a reservation quota in colleges and in government jobs in Mumbai. Photo: UNI; Muslim women participating in a protest against Uniform Civil Code in Surat

Firoz Bakht Ahmed: Down with the Personal Law Board

Most Muslims agree that they do not require bodies such as All India Muslim Personal Law Board but would want ones that address and...
Photo: Anil Shakya

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...
Triple talaq: Time for change and empowerment of women

Triple talaq: Time for change and empowerment of women

There is need for a re-look into the validity and reform of outdated personal laws in the context of secular polity ~By Pallav Shishodia Triple talaq, spoken with dramatic...

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...
A longer tenure for judges has many advantages

When Should Judges Retire?

Above: A longer tenure for judges has many advantages A demand to raise the retirement age of judges in the higher judiciary will help tackle...
(L-R) Justice CS Karnan (Photo: Twitter/ANI); Ram Jethmalani (Photo: UNI)

Proven guilty by the bar?

The recent letter to Justice CS Karnan from senior advocate Ram Jethmalani questioning his conduct was uncalled for. One wonders what the result would...
Tytler 1984 case: AAP MLA complains to PM, says change CBI probe team

Media on Trial

The reluctance of the press to indict one of its own for his mortifying tweets on Modi’s death shows its double standards and lack...

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...

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...

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