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In Subah, Smita Patil’s character broke glass ceiling of what ambitious women can’t do

Smita Patil plays Savitri, a woman who is capable, intelligent and ambitious, but often finds herself caught up in the complications of family life.
The scene outside a polling booth on Tagore Castle Street in Kolkata | Photo: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Women have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Here’s how the UN is going to address it

Women have suffered more economic distress, violence, and carried the burden of caring throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

LAC talks failure isn’t surprising. Coordinated trouble from China, Pakistan isn’t far-fetched

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File photo | Simirin Kaur Dhadli | Facebook

‘Ajkal kudiyan ne bimar’— Punjabi singer Simiran Kaur gets millions of views by shaming women

Simiran Kaur Dhadli puts down women for how they dress and for ‘fake’ cases against men in her new song ‘Lahu Di Awaaz’. It’s not music to the ears.
A screenshot from Hum TV's Laapata | Twitter

Pakistanis are divided this week — not over cricket or Taliban, but a slap

A scene from Pakistani serial ‘Laapata’ has gone viral for its portrayal of domestic violence. And its lead actor saying ‘oppression is a choice’.
President Ram Nath Kovind lays foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh National Law University and Advocates Chambers, Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj, Saturday | PTI

To attain inclusive ideals, role of women must increase in judiciary, says President Kovind

Presence of 4 women judges in SC is the highest ever, Kovind said. He added that these appointments have paved the way for a woman Chief Justice in the future.
Representational image of a protest against rape | ANI

Supreme Court recognises sexual right of all women. So how is marital rape still legal?

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

NDA, military can learn from US how to tweak standards for women without sacrificing fitness

The Supreme Court of India opened gates. Now military leadership must support gender justice and Service imperatives.
The village of Kuragunda in Karnataka

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has a ‘missing women’ problem. It needs to be addressed

Financial independence, changing mindsets, equal opportunities, and breaking social barriers are key to getting more women vaccinated in India.
Women in Afghanistan (picture for representative purpose only) | Photo credit: David Mark/Pixabay

Afghan women and minorities must fight the Taliban or give in. They have no place to hide

From public stoning to beheadings, a terrible fate awaits the women and minorities who have progressed socially and economically in Afghanistan.

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Logos for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), left, and the Indian National Congress (INC) party are displayed on a computer at the Boom Live office in Mumbai | Bloomberg

BJP to Congress, Shiv Sena and RJD — super Saturday awaits parties in assembly bypolls

It’s not often that bypolls hold so much significance and can change political dynamics in several states. That’s the beauty of the 30 October bypolls.
Motorists approach s a Bharat Petroleum Corp. petrol station in Chennai, India, on 1 July 2021| Representational image| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Plan to privatise Bharat Petroleum delayed as bidders struggle to find partners

The sale of state-run refiner-cum-fuel retailer BPCL would have fetched about $13 billion for the exchequer and other shareholders.


Representative image of swarm drones. | sameerjoshi73.medium.com

3 Indian start-ups win IAF swarm drone competition, at least 2 in line for defence contracts

IAF's 3-year-long Mehar Baba Swarm Drone Competition was conceptualised to encourage the development of swarm drones, and was open to indigenous talent and firms.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.