Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Women

‘We will fight, we will die’ — nationwide protests in Iran pile pressure on state

Despite a growing death toll & crackdown by security forces, videos posted on social media showed Iranians calling for an end of the Islamic establishment's four decades in power.

A Rajasthan bride spoke against bedsheet virginity tests. Then filed a rape complaint

In Bhilwara’s Sansi community, the ‘kukdi’ practice of determining virginity is rampant. If women fail, there’s beatings, fines by khap panchayats and rape allegations.

How Muslim feminists were divided in their fight against divorce laws — between clergy & BJP

In ‘Divorce and Democracy,’ Saumya Saxena writes how the Bebaak Collective and BMMA differed in their support for Shayara Bano.

Delhi goes on a book date with divorce and democracy, but Nehru steals the show

At the launch of Saumya Saxena’s book ‘Divorce and Democracy’, scholars discussed how Indian women have resisted the religion-or-rights binary.

PM says ‘must vow not to insult women’, days after Shrikant Tyagi arrest for ‘assault’ on neighbour

While making his Independence Day speech Monday, Modi said ‘we have developed an ill habit of insulting women by our words, actions’. He also spoke on gender equality in household.

‘Hot Mango Chutney Sauce’—a Pakistani girl’s struggle to live, bleed and die with dignity

In her path breaking anthology, ‘Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia,’ Farah Ahamed delves into the female menstrual experience—a largely taboo subject.

Male prisoners to male guards — Indian women prisoners’ quest for love in courts, hospitals

‘Women, Incarcerated’ lays bare the lived experiences of women in India’s prisons. It shows the collapse and remaking of everyday life.

Indian men work more but women have less leisure time

Using national representative data from the time use survey 2019-20 for India, we look at how employed young Indians spend their day. It shows a stark divide.

Young married women are sleeping less and working more in Indian homes, time-use data shows

We studied time-use survey to understand why there are so few young Indian women in paid jobs.

Women are better at mathematics than they think, this US study says

The evidence of the study provides hints at some of the causes of the gender discrepancy in perceived ability. However, there is much we still don’t know.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.