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Symbiosis has a culture of institutional sexism

Small incidents of misogyny by students and staff, and shutting down of women, enable abuse and harassment in an otherwise liberal college.
Two Iranian women walk past an anti-American wall mural outside the former U.S. embassy

The Donald Trump administration can’t challenge Iran without its allies

Meddling with Swift messaging network would widen the rift between the US and the European Union and muddle the broader goal of changing Iran’s behaviour.
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How young India plans to take on the machines as automation threat looms large

India’s young population is aware that continuous upgradation of their skills is imperative to survive the machine onslaught.

Why the world’s longest flight is a luxurious prison

In comparison with the other options to get from Singapore to New York, this route is preferable. Here’s what a coddled business traveller needs to know.

I regret filing a ‘due process’ complaint, says a sexual harassment victim watching #MeToo

Due process, which women are being patronisingly told to turn to, shifts the shame back on them. #MeToo is doing just the opposite.

By removing M.J. Akbar from his government, Narendra Modi must do our dirty job

The flaw was always there for us to see. We saw and turned away. We didn’t want to see.
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Khaleda Zia’s party staring at leadership crisis after verdict against son Tarique

BNP is likely to fight parliamentary election in Bangladesh without the kin of Ziaur Rahman leading the campaign. The conviction of Tarique Rahman, the acting chairperson of...
Akshay Kumar

Picture abhi patriarchy hai: Studying Bollywood’s sexism disease

A look at dialogues, characters, relationships and censorship in 30 landmark Bollywood films.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Economics can fix global climate problem that fuel-efficient engines can’t

Setting aside escapist solutions, we should understand why corrective action has not followed better understanding of the climate problem.
Former editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal |STR/AFP/Getty Images

Tarun Tejpal’s gaming of legal system shows why #MeToo doesn’t believe in due process

Five years after Tejpal was booked, he manages to keep stalling the case. No wonder women are disillusioned with the due process.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.