Thursday, 6 October, 2022
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Topic: LGBTQ

Taj Mahal proposal, Kolkata marriage—Gay couple says we won’t run abroad to make it legal

Chaitanya Sharma and Abhishek Ray had little problem finding a venue in Kolkata. The biggest challenge for them was to find a priest who would officiate their wedding.

Jamali Kamali, hijron ka khanqah, Sarmad’s tomb — Delhi history’s safe spaces for LGBTQ

Delhi's Mehrauli houses several tombs and monuments that are silent sentinels of queer love.

‘No reason to hold them back’ — how courts have become a support system for same-sex couples

In May, Kerala HC allowed lesbian couple Adhila Nassrin and Fathima Noora to live together despite family objections. Other court orders show wishes of same-sex partners being heeded too.

A gay student’s suicide in Faridabad terrifies me. Schools are not safe for queer children

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.

LGBTQ couples seek live streaming of hearings to recognise marriage, HC asks Modi govt’s reply

Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, representing the applicants, said live streaming of proceedings is essential as it concerns 7-8% of the country's total population.

Lawyer Saurabh Kirpal could be India’s first gay HC judge after SC collegium clears his name

Kirpal is 1st advocate from LGBTQ community whose name has been cleared by apex panel for appointments to higher judiciary. Name will now go to Union law ministry for clearance.

Karva Chauth ad withdrawn due to ‘public intolerance’, Justice Chandrachud says

Speaking on women empowerment, Justice Chandrachud said if one has to find an answer to the deprivation of women rights, the origin must be in changing the mindset of both men and women.

You can be LGBTQ and patriarchal. Dabur Fem’s Karva Chauth ad shows that

The onus of breaking patriarchal stereotypes of the society doesn’t lie on the shoulders of the LGBTQ+ community.

Dabur Fem’s ad plays on fairness obsession. But it got Indians talking about LGBTQ at least

Dabur Fem's Karva Chauth ad might be rainbow-packaged conservatism. But chatter on LGBTQ+ community is key.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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