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Homosexuality not form of ‘expression’: Singapore top court disagrees with Indian SC judgment

Singapore SC opines that if a wider interpretation is given to ‘expression’, virtually any act would be protected, leading to ‘absurd outcomes’.
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan review: Perfect primer for Indians to talk about homosexuality

This Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar-starrer will make you laugh out loud and think twice about how accepting Indian parents really are.
Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar

Adultery, homosexuality maybe legal but in Army it’s unbecoming conduct & will be penalised

Outgoing Adjutant General Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar says Army Act doesn’t specifically deal with adultery but under ‘Unbecoming Conduct’, a soldier can be punished for various offences.
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At 17, I was drawn to two older girls. Didn’t know the term lesbian existed

A year after Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, here’s an excerpt from the book where lesbians found their voice for the first time.

No single ‘gay gene’ & even clean tattoo needles can trigger allergic reactions

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.