Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicStigmatisation

Topic: Stigmatisation

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

Bihar family hides mom’s Covid infection from villagers, but feeds 600 at her funeral feast

In Bihar's Rohtas district, family of 85-yr-old Urmila Devi delayed getting her tested, then hid her Covid status over fear of social boycott. But nearly everyone turned up for funeral feast.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s resolve to remove stigma about mental illness

One-fourth of 1,069 respondents in a cross-sectional study reported having the idea of death or self-harm during the Covid-19 period.

From India to S. Korea, social stigma & harassment are hurting Asia’s virus testing efforts

Harassment and prejudice could undermine the goals of all the disclosure about Covid-19 cases in the first place: Containing community spread.

Zee News, India TV, News18 India have OCD. They are still stuck on Tablighi Jamaat

Hindi news channels are not listening to the pleas of Modi and Bhagwat who urged people not to stigmatise any particular community during the Covid crisis.

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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