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Agrima Joshua is Everywoman on social media with a view. We know why she apologised

Comedian Agrima Joshua’s battle is the battle of every opinionated woman in India. And they are no stranger to death and rape threats.
File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

Covid pushed women back decades. India can’t be ‘atmanirbhar’ without bailing them out

Most women in India are shouldering the larger burden of household duties now. Those who have jobs are on ‘double double shift’.
Clockwise: Usha Devi, Rekha Chaggla, Nirmala Dasua, Darshana Devi, Nirmala Dasua, Ishwar Kaur Narwal | Source: Kalyani, Satnam Singh

Not just Mayawati, these are the unsung women who led Kanshiram’s Bahujan struggle

Bahujan movement founder Kanshiram paid special attention to mentoring women leaders. But that rich history has now shrunk into the image of Mayawati.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

Just 15% women in committee on surrogacy isn’t an anomaly. The problem is our Parliament

The abysmal number of women in India’s parliamentary committees on surrogacy, sexual harassment and indecent representation is a symptom of a larger bias.
Women from the Singhwasini panchayat in Sitamarhi, Bihar, sewing masks to earn a living | Photo: Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

In Bihar, reverse migration is forcing these village women into another crisis — debt

In Bihar’s Sitamarhi, women from the families of migrant workers say they are forced to borrow from private money lenders as their husbands and sons are left with no income source.
Women in India's IT workforce

Women losing jobs due to Covid crisis could cost the world $1 trillion

About 31 million female workers face potential job cuts compared to 13 million men, underscoring that women are more vulnerable to losing jobs in a crisis.
Adele's birthday post on Instagram | Instagram/Adele

Adele to Katrina Kaif — Stop obsessing about ‘revenge bodies’, it just shows fatphobia

When singer Adele posted a picture of herself on Instagram on her birthday, little would she have known that her fans would only praise her weight-loss.
Representational image | An emoji | WallpaperFlare

Women use emojis the most, but world’s fastest-growing language was all male until recently

In Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez writes about how we still read most things as ‘male’ — from emojis to TV to language.
Qandeel Baloch and Asma Jahangir | Photos: Twitter and Wikimedia Commons

Two Pakistani women demanded rights — one irked the mullahs, other was killed

In Fearless, Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui writes about the stories of Pakistani women achievers like Asma Jahangir and Qandeel Baloch who challenged patriarchy.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.

Defence

A road bridge built by India between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks on 14 July at Chushul

The talks will focus mainly on the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said the Indian Army officials.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.