Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicEquality

Topic: equality

How 5G can end social equality

It wasn’t that long ago that high-speed internet access was primarily for the affluent and the tech elite. But Covid-19 has turned it into a must-have.

India’s Constitution is ready for gay marriage. Are India’s society and courts?

In ‘Sex and the Supreme Court’, Saurabh Kirpal writes about how marriage equality will fulfil the Constitution makers’ promise to all Indians.

Indian women are desperate. So they want Modi to tell men to do housework

An online petition has been launched asking PM Modi to tell Indian men to share household work equally. It is no secret that women are doing more in the pandemic.

Indian secularism still has a future if followers stop blame game with RSS: Rajmohan Gandhi

Yogendra Yadav's understanding of Abhay Dubey's book on Indian secularism is indisputable. But let's not forget that secularism forced even RSS to accept lower-caste Hindus.

Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.

Lynch mobs on streets and BJP’s religion-driven laws will now define Indian citizenship

If changes in law make Constitution unable to see justice, equality, and freedom as fundamental rights, then we might as well not bother to vote.

What Modi’s India must learn from Aristotle and Plato’s warning against demagogues

Hate is a powerful tool for a demagogue who, Plato said, is threat to democracy. India’s majority and its yearning for equality is the solution.

Hiralal Shastri, the man who pushed for equal rights within Constituent Assembly

The first chief minister of Rajasthan, Shastri also co-founded the all-women Banasthali Vidyapith.

Modi govt’s liberal cloak will drop if court considers civil rights for LGBTQ people

By only addressing decriminalisation of Section 377, the court is missing a huge chance to correct historical wrongs to the LGBTQ community

LGBTQ will not be ostracised once Sec 377 is declared unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The top court noted that discrimination against the LGBTQ community has also adversely impacted their mental health.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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