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Nirmala Sitharaman

Economy is an issue, but the venom against Nirmala Sitharaman is because she is a woman

As Parliament opened this week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became the latest target of Indian men’s ingrained misogyny.

Women less likely to criticise men’s research in academic journals

We conducted a study using author information from all comment letters published over 16 years in PNAS and Science, two of the world’s most high-impact and widely read scientific journals.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

What coronavirus pandemic reveals about the pay gap between frontline workers

Women make up 70 per cent of all health and social-services staff globally, but they still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.
Representational Image | A screenshot of the defunct 'Bois Locker Room 2.0' group on Instagram

Bashed Bois Locker Room, silent on Snapchat controversy. Women, where is your outrage now?

Women criticising Bois Locker Room must also talk about the Snapchat conversation where a girl, posing as a boy, suggested a plan of sexual assault on herself.

Locker room boys to IT cell men: India’s rape culture grows without shame or consequences

If Delhi school boys on Instagram privately plan to rape underage girls, then men from IT cells of political parties publicly threaten women on Twitter and Facebook.
Representational image | An emoji | WallpaperFlare

Women use emojis the most, but world’s fastest-growing language was all male until recently

In Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez writes about how we still read most things as ‘male’ — from emojis to TV to language.
File photo of Devdutt Pattanaik | Wikimedia Commons

Mid-life crisis is real and Devdutt Pattanaik’s Twitter timeline proves it

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik is the reason why you should never scroll through your hero’s Twitter page.

I talked to and met Indian women in science for years. And this is what they told me

More than introducing token awards to mark Women’s Day, sensitising accomplished men in science against everyday sexism may help bridge the gender gap.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds retirement of 2 judicial officers accused of sexism, corruption

Of the two judicial officers, one of them was dismissed for "highly sexist remarks" while the other granted bail for a non-bailable offence after accepting a bribe.
Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Not just women, even men need to join the battle against overworking

A survey published in Harvard Business Review paints a portrait of silent male suffering, and the way in which male silence and female openness conspire to maintain the status quo.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

MPC appointments delay is unusual, but vacancies at the top of RBI & banks almost a norm

In the last few years, delay in appointments has resulted in several posts in regulatory bodies and public sector banks lying vacant for months.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
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.