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Sonam K. Ahuja in a still from the film | YouTube

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.
File image of Bipin Rawat | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.
Indian army soldiers | Representational image | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

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.
G.S. Singhvi

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.
Representational image of Indian soldiers | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

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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People’s verdict on homosexuality moved us, say IITians who petitioned against Section 377

But achieving wider social acceptance to same sex relations is still "a very big challenge", warns PhD student at IISC.

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An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
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Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

Defence

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.