Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: sexism

Art, life and Bollywood’s role in violence against women

A petition to add disclaimers to movies that depict gender violence has led to a debate on the efficacy of such messaging and the filmmaker’s freedom of expression.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S turns 25: Has the popular sitcom aged well?

The first episode of the popular American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S hit NBC exactly 25 years ago on 22 September 1994.

Haryana CM Khattar didn’t say ‘bring girls from Kashmir’, but he sure found it funny

Manohar Lal Khattar should know that the end goal of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is not marriage.

Chandrima Shaha, first woman set to head science academy, was also a cricketer, commentator

Chandrima Shaha, the president-elect of the Indian National Science Academy, says she will take initiatives to combat pseudoscience.

High fees, ‘sexism’ & poor infra has angry national law students erupting in protest

At least 6 National Law University campuses have seen demonstrations in past 2 years. The latest was NLU, Odisha, where an indefinite protest began Wednesday.

Sexism in Indian judiciary runs so deep it’s unlikely we will get our first woman CJI

A judge in Madras High Court once passed a comment on my short haircut. I protested but other male lawyers made me apologise. This is what women lawyers face.

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.

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.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.