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Hey #MeToo activists, there’s a lot you don’t know about sex and assault in India

Members of the LGBT community tell ThePrint how they grapple with sexual assault and harassment in the times of #MeToo.
Women in Delhi enjoy a concert | representational image | Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Thanks to Tinder, Indian women can finally ignore men without consequences

Decoding love and consent in the age of #MeToo and Tinder.

How did you react when people you looked up to were named in India’s #MeToo?

With #MeToo hitting India, several popular names from entertainment and media industry have been accused of sexual harassment by women. ThePrint asks: How did you react when people you looked up to were named in India's #MeToo? #MeToo has shown the mirror to men like Kiran Nagarkar Simrin Sirur Journalist When I found out that Kiran Nagarkar had been accused of sexual harassment, I felt a mix of disgust and disappointment. His book, Seven Sixes are Forty Three, moved me deeply because of how nuanced its understanding of exploitation was, particularly of India's poor and downtrodden. The book opens with a scene of a man violently beating his wife until she decides to self-immolate. Nagarkar writes viscerally, with the intent to leave you shaken, which it does. More importantly he writes to show you the everyday plight of the lower to middle-class Indian woman. To think that this very same man, writing about the struggles of...
Uma Subramanian at Democracy Wall in Vellore | ThePrint

‘Consent has to be enthusiastic, you cannot be coerced, forced or intimidated into sex’

Uma Subramanian, founder of NGO Aarambh India, also says the onus of proving rape should lie solely with the accused.
Aziz Ansari

Barkha Dutt on why she thinks Aziz Ansari is gross but not an example of #MeToo

Polarised responses to the Ansari story expose the generation divide of feminism. Women need to talk to each other before we talk to men.
Aziz Ansari speaks onstage

What can India learn from Aziz Ansari’s case if it’s not even willing to see marital rape

In a country, which adamantly refuses to recognise “marital rape”, we are still far away from these complicated conversations about sex, coercion, entitlement and misogyny in the bedroom.
Aziz Ansari

The Aziz Ansari case: Bad date or sexual assault?

Young journalists atThePrint answered questions about the Aziz Ansari incident after a woman wrote about the actor allegedly sexually assaulting her.
A file photo of Aziz Anzari | Wikimedia Commons

The Aziz Ansari episode reminds me of all the Indian boys who can’t say please, or thank you

As a feminist stand-up comedian who is pro #MeToo, Radhika Vaz doesn’t want to list the number of ways ‘Grace’ could have changed the outcome.
States set up panels on domestic violence despite SC move to reconsider order

After ruling sex with a minor wife as rape, SC needs to examine India’s child abuse law

The clause of the Indian Penal Code that allowed intercourse with married girls between 15 and 18 years was rendered irrelevant by POCSO Act before this decision.

Privacy verdict presents big data as a reality we need to work with, not against.

It is difficult to say if the verdict places individual consent as a deal-breaker when used by private actors.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.

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.


Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?