Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Women

Iranian women watch as a girl clicks selfie at the Chehel Sotun palace in Isfahan, Iran

Hijab not simply about religion, Muslim women wear it for several reasons

While Muslim religious texts are not entirely clear on the question of veiling, Muslim women embrace Hijab as a part of their ethnic identity.
Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, and Jayant Sinha at the launch of the Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

In MUDRA, India’s young and women entrepreneurs find a growth story

In the last three years, in addition to generating jobs, MUDRA has managed to boost financial inclusion in India.
Illustration by Manas Gurung/ThePrint

Liril and Lalitaji: A tale of two ads and how they captured India’s attention

The two ads created by Alyque Padamsee showed India at the cusp of change.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

How saviours of Ayyappa are gaslighting women over Sabarimala

Religion and God are often used as pawns for negotiating behaviour, for justifying actions, thoughts and beliefs.
Devotees enter the Sabarimala temple as it opens amid tight security, November 2018 | PTI

How Hinduism got distorted in the Sabarimala debate

An attempt to homogenise Hindus using state power erodes the diversity of Hinduism.
Women officer contingent of the Indian Army | Getty Images

Women in combat can fight on equal terms, they don’t need token representation in Army

The right of a woman to serve in any role in the armed forces must be equal to a man’s as long as the standards are not compromised.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

Comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’ land Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul in trouble with BCCI

Hardik Pandya, whose remarks on 'Koffee with Karan' were criticised as sexist, apologised while Rahul is yet to respond to the criticism.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

In 2019, Bollywood must invest in female friendships: More Veeres, no Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety

Bollywood is doing ‘women-centric’ films, but still has a long way to go when it comes to portraying the full lives of women.

ThePrint intellectuals list didn’t make the grade. So, I nominate 36 brilliant Indian women

And I am aware that I am missing out many who may be working in languages I don’t speak or understand.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee |

None of the intellectuals on ThePrint’s list work in Indian languages

ThePrint’s intellectual list presents a homogeneous group of English-speaking people who look similar to each other.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...