Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: LGBTQ

Who are the 6 gay people who have challenged the SC ruling criminalising homosexuality

From a chef, Bharatanatyam exponent to a journalist and a writer-historian, meet the motley crew helming the fight against Section 377.

Who would have thought being gay is as Indian as the IIT?

20 IITians have petitioned the Supreme Court on behalf of an informal LGBT group. One can just imagine the court saying ‘Et tu IIT? Then fall, 377’.

Meet the Gujarati woman helping gay couples live the arranged marriage dream

While homosexuality is criminalised, it turns out that there is no law in India regarding marriage between people of the same sex.

Aadhaar desperately needed, but shouldn’t be wantonly used: Lok Sabha MP Jay Panda

Despite being a vehement supporter of stricter privacy laws, the MP also openly supported Aadhaar. 

Selfies are all well, but the pride parade means so much more

The pride parade is not a place to express excesses or fantasies without understanding the context. It is not a circus displayed for pleasure.

If BJP really dreams of a Hindu Rashtra, it should legalise same-sex love

Even de-criminalisation of Section 377 of the IPC is not going to put an end overnight to the social stigma that the LGBTQ community faces.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.