Talk Point

Hindu wedding.

Talk Point: Section 498-A: Most cases are filed to make monetary gains out of a failed relationship

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has...
Representational image of police

Talk Point: Women-centric laws: Quality investigation alone can do justice to both men and women

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has...
Women Protesting the Dilution of 498A. | Commons

Talk Point: Steel secretary’s attempt to vilify women is a disgrace to her gender

I do not agree with Sharma’s sweeping assertions. Firstly, she does not care to address the fact that the basic problem regarding women and their rights persists.
Cars on the road

Talk Point: A representative govt can’t ignore women’s security in a city like Delhi

The government's responsibility is to ensure that those who are restricted from driving private vehicles, should have alternative modes of transport.
People wearing masks while commuting

Talk Point: Scientifically, exemptions defeat the purpose of odd-even

The reason why exemptions are given is because our public transport is unable to handle the demand, and is considered unsafe.
Trafic police wearing masks in Delhi smog

Talk Point: Being an emergency measure, odd-even cannot have exemptions

The total number of cars moved off the roads during previous odd-evens was so small that pollution came down only by 7%.
People driving through smog

Talk Point: Odd-even without exemptions is a stay-at-home scheme for the disabled

The disabled were not originally exempt from odd-even. I was forced to file a PIL in the Delhi HC that granted us an exemption
A woman driving a car

Talk Point: A car is empowering to a woman, and no one should take that away

Harassment on public transport made me buy a car, because it meant independence and safety. Can govt guarantee it?
Modi giving a speech

Talk Point: There is a lot of anxiety over the Naliya taluka rape case in Gujarat

The Gujarat model is a fairy tale that Modi sold to the nation in the 2014 general elections. 

Talk Point: Gujarat model is led by big corporates, benefits the wealthy at the cost of the poor

The Gujarat model is nothing but a harsher version of the development path that ruling classes of India chose for itself in the early 1990s.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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