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Indian women and Budget 2018

Talk Point: The quality of legal assistance offered by prosecution to the rape survivors was incompetent

The Human Rights Watch in their report released in November 2017 examines the implementation the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, Act, 2012. I share here the findings of an eight week long court-room ethnography conducted in a fast track court (FTC) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in April and May of 2015.
The only mantra for feminism to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”

‘The List’ is a time’s-up moment for savarna feminism

The only mantra to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”, and to provide pro bono legal support to victims of professors on the list.
Protests in the aftermath of the Delhi gang-rape.

Why ‘The List’ shouldn’t become the new four-letter word in Indian feminism

Indian feminism is acquiring a new mutant form -- mobilise online, act online -- in which decision-making is decentralised, and there is no gatekeeping on laws and ethical boundaries.

I’ve seen more love, bonhomie between communities than hatred – Huma Qureshi

If Indians were inherently a divided lot, we wouldn’t have stuck together and stayed united, says the star of film Partition: 1947 Sanya Dhingra

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

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?