Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicTaboo

Topic: taboo

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.

Sabarimala temple, Gujarat college or PMS jokes: How Indians loathe menstruating women

Women from a college run by followers of Swaminarayan Temple in Gujarat's Bhuj were ‘paraded’ to washrooms so teachers could check if they were bleeding from their vagina.

कंडोम एड : बैन नहीं, बढ़ावा देने की है ज़रूरत

‘कामसूत्र’ कंडोम का पहला विवादास्पद विज्ञापन बनाने में प्रमुख भूमिका निभाने वाले शख्स का कहना है कि कंडोम के विज्ञापनों को बच्चों के लिए...

India bans condom ads because 50-year-olds still can’t deal with 15-year-olds having sex

The Advertising Standard Council of India, questioned us about the slogan in the Kama Sutra condom commercial: ‘For the pleasure of making love.’

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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.
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