A parliamentary panel with 30 men and one woman examining marriage age bill is inexcusable. Women parliamentarians are right in questioning why men should decide women’s rights. Their demand for better participation in scrutinising it is justified. RS chairman must look into skewed gender representation in standing committee on women.
China’s new bridge across Pangong Tso isn’t a game-changer but it does power up PLA
China’s new bridge across the Pangong lake will give the PLA improved logistics in a region where India has enjoyed tactical advantages. This isn’t a game-changer, but it shows China is anticipating a long military face-off. The crisis on the LAC doesn’t seem likely to melt away any time soon.
Delhi weekend curfew a knee-jerk move. Stop creating alarm, talk hospital infrastructure instead
The announcement of weekend curfew in Delhi is a knee-jerk, unimaginative reaction to the Covid surge. Much like night-time restrictions. The antidote to Covid is well established and simple – vaccines and masks. Governments should stop window dressing and creating alarm but should tell citizens how they are improving hospital infrastructure.