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When food stopped being about food and became a ‘way to a man’s heart’

The 20th century saw a proliferation of cookbooks telling women to give up their favourite foods and instead focus on pleasing their boyfriends or husbands.
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Photography’s earliest trailblazers were women, but today it’s dominated by men

In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the photography industry.
education

Muslim girls less likely to drop out of school than boys at higher education level

A study by IIT-Kharagpur researchers shows that while boys drop out to support their families, the attitude towards educating girls among Muslims is changing.

On Camera

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.