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Shakuntala Devi review — an unlikeable heroine portrayed brilliantly but with too much drama

Based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video’s new movie starring Vidya Balan has some great moments, but they don’t come together.
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I went undercover with women social media extremists. They want traditional roles to return

In Going Dark, The Secret Social Lives of Extremists, Julia Ebner talks about her experience with ‘Trad Wives,’ a women’s group where feminism is banned.
Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march

Watch your language when you describe anti-trans feminists

The so-called TERFs think the term is inaccurate too: they insist that they’re not trans-exclusionary because they include trans men in the category of women.
Protest against rape

Feminism has a problem – it’s over-dependence on the state to deliver for women

In Hood Feminism, Mikki Kendall writes women who are outspoken about police brutality or sexual assault are positioned more as sacrifices than saviours.

Uncle, please sit. Jaggi Vasudev needs to shut up on things he has no clue about

Much like science and the Citizenship Amendment Act, feminism is also a topic Sadhguru has no knowledge of but absolutely loves to talk about.
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Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has got its timing right – India wants instant & bloody justice

When a police officer is violent, she is giving vent to people’s helplessness. Bollywood movies such as Mardaani dish out rough justice as feminism.
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Why Bollywood needs a Parvathy Thiruvothu — an actress not afraid of the F-word

Parvathy Thirovothu called out Arjun Reddy’s misogyny on Film Companion, as Alia Bhatt fidgeted with her nails and Deepika Padukone made sure lipstick didn't stain her teeth.
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march), at Bolpur in Birbhum on 29 September

Feminism a Woodstock-inspired fad, snug families can check rape, says new RSS book

The RSS views on several issues, including divorces and live-in relationships, have been detailed in a new book out Tuesday.

Airtel to Amazon — how big brands get the idea of feminism terribly wrong

From token ‘fixing’ of the gender pay disparity to making sure women do double the work, a look at how feminism and women's empowerment are misunderstood by brands.
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Feminism hasn’t sold-out, it’s only using corporate spaces to mobilise support

Feminist groups are infiltrating the political spaces where corporations, as well as governments, make the rules.

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How Assam’s Goalpara jumped 58 points on the Aspirational District ranking during Covid-19

#HeroesOfTheDay campaigns, insurance for medical staff — Goalpara Deputy Commissioner, Varnali Deka, writes on how her district fought Covid and other crises.
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RBI confirms Sashidhar Jagdishan as next CEO of HDFC Bank

Sashidhar Jagdishan, currently working as 'change agent' of the largest private sector lender and head of finance, has been with HDFC Bank since 1996.

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Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.