Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicWomen politicians

Topic: Women politicians

How women have come to hold the top post in 13 out of 45 countries in Europe

European countries began electing women in top posts from the late 1970s, though the first woman to head a government in the world was Sri Lanka's PM Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Just 2 women MPs, no MLAs since 1963: Why women’s representation in Nagaland continues to lag

Last week, Nagaland BJP Mahila Morcha president Phangnon Konyak was elected to Rajya Sabha. Rano M. Shaiza was Nagaland's first woman MP, getting chosen to the Lok Sabha in 1977.

Madam Chief Minister on Netflix one more example why female politicians in India dress down

While US Vice President Kamala Harris can Instagram her high heels, a Priyanka Gandhi or Mayawati doing the same in India will be looked down upon.

Dilip Ghosh’s remark on Mamata’s saree shows what’s wrong with India’s male politicians

How can politicians who think less of women represent them fairly?

Budget 2021 is Nirmala Sitharaman’s breakout moment, but long road to being Sushma Swaraj

It could mark the turning point for Sitharaman to be taken more seriously, after all the negative criticism she has faced as defence and finance minister.

Smriti Irani’s wish for her epitaph shows she is a rare politician who can laugh at herself

In ‘India Tomorrow’, Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah talk to textile and WCD minister Smriti Irani on BJP, being a woman leader and what she wants to be remembered for.

YV Reddy’s ‘big picture’ on sovereign bonds, and professor unveils women’s Congress ‘bias’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


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.