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Made in Heaven shows Sooraj Barjatya & Karan Johar’s ‘happy Indian family’ doesn’t exist

Made in Heaven is the direct spiritual successor of Monsoon Wedding, and refuses to offer any easy answers to the viewers.
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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga shows Bollywood is finally understanding sexuality

It is not the task of Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Ek Ladki...' to break all stereotypes about sexuality, but it has set the ball rolling.
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Army chief rules out gay sex, adultery in Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat says Indian Army ‘conservative’ not ‘westernised’, asserts that offenders will continue to be punished under relevant sections of Army Act.
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This is how sugar daddies and sugar babies find each other in India these days

Online dating in India is gradually deviating from the mainstream, with sugar babies waiting to be ‘leashed & collared’ and bisexual couples seeking threesomes.
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In post-Section 377 world, military can still punish what it calls ‘unbecoming conduct’

Armed forces can and must continue to enforce their higher moral standards to maintain discipline.

Uttar Pradesh police ‘rulebook’, and the real lords in India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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Child porn weighed on my mind, says Supreme Court judge who upheld Section 377 in 2013

Justice G.S. Singhvi, senior in the two-judge bench who wrote verdict, has been criticised for “bias” and insensitivity towards LGBT community.
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Why Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalising homosexuality has Indian Army worried

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Legalising gay sex expected to boost India’s ‘Pink Economy’

Indian businesses, MNCs and government have an opportunity to profit from the Supreme Court ruling to decriminalise homosexuality.

Will the Indian Army welcome gay soldiers? Veterans split

Some say homosexuality is unlikely to be acceptable for soldiers, pointing to a years-old military culture, while others say the SC order will prevail.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.