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Women cast their votes at a polling station in Nashik, | PTI

Women voters in Indian democracy: A silent revolution

Women voters in India have increased over the years and the way they vote has a strong impact on re-election outcomes, finds study.
PM Modi in Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela

Modi, before asking your ‘Muslim sisters’ to vote for you, uphold your Raj Dharma

About time PM Modi realises that Muslims have been demonised so thoroughly by BJP that it’s an impossible feat to make Muslims trust him.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Garden Vareli ads with three Miss Indias made the everyday saree a fashion statement

Top actresses and models – Namrata Shirodkar, Madhu Sapre, Aishwarya Rai and Lisa Ray – were a part of the ads, which gave the saree a new modern twist.
A gathering of Muslim women offering prayers

Indian liberals want to support everything Muslim, but that’s not the way to equal rights

Equal rights for Muslim or Hindu women cannot be earned from within the ambit of religion, it requires one to move out of the structure of organised religion.
Sojourner Truth's Google doodle

Google’s algorithms discriminate against women and people of colour

The racism on Google is certainly not limited to the search result images it displays. It is also evident in its autocomplete function.
Women officer contingent of the Indian Army | Getty Images

Army begins process to induct women as military police for the first time

The move comes nearly two years after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the armed force would begin recruiting women as jawans.
Treatment guidelines for heart attacks are based on data collected primarily from men

Women’s heart attack symptoms are different, and medicine needs to catch up

During a heart attack, women are more likely to present uncharacteristic symptoms. But treatment guidelines are based on data collected primarily from men.
File photo of Bilkis Bano | PTI

In age of amnesia, it is easy to forget Bilkis Bano’s fight and the failure of chowkidars

As India votes, Bilkis Bano’s victory should be a stark reminder of past injustices, of politicians who tread over bodies of many like her for their aspirations.
It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships (representational image)

The robots are coming and women’s work faces the greatest risk of automation

New research shows more than 70 per cent of the jobs deemed to be at high risk are held by women.
Freda Bedi, with her husband B.P.L. Bedi at Srinagar, 1948 | Commons

Freda Bedi, the ‘English girl married to a Punjabi’, who joined India’s freedom struggle

Andrew Whitehead writes about the revolutionary Freda Bedi, who was jailed for supporting the Indian national cause over Britain’s and later became a Buddhist nun.

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Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?