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When men celebrate women’s day, and ‘interrupted’ TV signal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Licypriya Kangujam,

8-year-old activist Licypriya accused of ‘faking’ achievements, denies all allegations

Climate activist Licypriya Kangujam had turned down PM Modi's invitation to be honoured on Women's Day, and says she is being targeted because of that.
India is looking at a larger credit crisis. (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

10 questions Indian employers need to stop asking women during job interviews

Indian HR managers have no business asking unacceptable questions such as 'do you live alone?' and 'will you be able to handle work and family responsibilities?'.
A screen grab from one of Usha Devi's YouTube video

Coy and in ‘ghoonghats’, these women are taking over Youtube, TikTok with their rural lives

YouTube channels like Indian Girl Babita's Village and Sidhi Marwadi are helping rural women chart their own paths within the limits of local conventions.
Representational image | Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#MeToo wasn’t the first: Women-led movements aren’t new, especially in India

Long before #MeToo swept India, women successfully organised movements to protest issues like moral policing, sexist policies and sexual assault.

A special day for Indian ‘men’ and Modi government’s empty file

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Fathima Beevi

Women’s Day reality check: Less than 12% of judges in SC and high courts are women

Seven high courts have no women judges at all, while four high courts and the SC itself have just one woman judge each. Sikkim and Delhi lead the way.
A Delhi Police constable in New Delhi | PTI

Today is International Women’s Day, but many Indians celebrate it on 13 February

Many Indian groups celebrate Women's Day on the birth anniversary of this remarkable woman freedom fighter instead.
Women sit outside a shopping centre, in Bangalore, India

They offer free spas on Women’s Day and call us ungrateful angry feminists rest of the year

My problem is with the false sense of activism that women's day provides to companies for thinking they are contributing to the women’s movement.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.