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Trolling the dead, women’s underpants & ‘Pappu’s Pappi’: Here’s worst of the 2019 campaign

Modi, Shah, Mamata, Mayawati or Rahul — this Lok Sabha election will be remembered for its vicious, personal attacks as well as brazenly sexist and communal remarks.

Gender gap among students & researchers could be even worse than feared

The reason - in part - is because many men seem to have more confidence than women, and a simple rah-rah about women’s empowerment may not be the answer.

My dress trolled because I’m a woman, says Shehla Rashid after Twitter slams hijab look

JNU student Shehla Rashid was criticised for covering her head during the launch of former IAS officer Shah Faesal's party in Srinagar Sunday.
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Female actor and TMC Lok Sabha candidate? Brace yourself for sexist Internet trolls

Popular Bengali film actors Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan were trolled on social media after the TMC announced their Lok Sabha candidature.

Thinking of working at Amnesty International? Think again

Amnesty International has apologised for the work culture after it was pointed out in a review following two employees' suicide.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

Lose the loose talk: Why we must thank Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul

It shows that women may finally matter.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

Women aren’t ready for combat roles as they have to raise kids – Army chief Gen. Rawat

In a series of sexist comments, Indian Army chief Gen. Rawat also talked about maternity leave for women officers and separate huts for them on the frontline.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams | Julian Finney/Getty Images

Serena Williams is a black woman throwing a tantrum – and yes, she can be both

Serena Williams overreacted in a world already rigged against reactions by women.
ISRO engineers | Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

BBC story on ISRO top engineer focuses more on her cooking than her scientific work

Contrasting women’s professional achievements with their roles in the kitchen reinforces the caretaker stereotype.
Rahul Gandhi with women journalists | INC/Twitter

By meeting only women journalists, Rahul turned clock back on equality & not in a good way

With his exclusive interaction with women journalists, Rahul Gandhi just turned back the clock on gender equality.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.