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(L-R) Swara Bhasker, Jaya Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza | Commons

Jaya Bachchan to Taapsee Pannu – Bollywood’s women defend industry. Macho male stars are MIA

Bollywood’s leading men such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan haven’t defended the industry from attacks or supported colleagues.
Nirmala Sitharaman

Economy is an issue, but the venom against Nirmala Sitharaman is because she is a woman

As Parliament opened this week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became the latest target of Indian men’s ingrained misogyny.
31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed began her page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan' in 2013 | By special arrangement

Meet Kanwal Ahmed, Pakistani woman who has given a ‘safe space’ to women to talk about taboos

On Facebook page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan', started by 31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed, several South Asian women discuss topics such as sex, abuse, marriage and abortion.
Representational Image | Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg

Work-from-home has started a new battle. And women are losing this too

As I wrote in my recent book on the home office, women have become the reluctant nomads.
File photo | First batch of women pilots on Transport Aircraft (1994) | Source: I.K. Khanna

I trained IAF’s 1st batch of women pilots. ‘Gunjan Saxena’ gets a lot wrong

When the first batch of women pilots arrived at the Air Force Station at Yelahanka in 1994, they were treated no differently by the IAF. Unlike what ‘Gunjan Saxena’ shows.
File photo | Members of SHGs distribute sanitary napkins in Bastar | Photo: rural.nic.in

These are the unsung women helping rural India fight Covid: Rural ministry secretary

SHGs are the backbone of India’s rural Covid response. The women have made masks, set up community kitchens, disbursed essentials and worked selflessly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Indian women are desperate. So they want Modi to tell men to do housework

An online petition has been launched asking PM Modi to tell Indian men to share household work equally. It is no secret that women are doing more in the pandemic.
A woman rolls beedis | Wikimedia Commons

How nearly 1 million women in India’s southern states stopped beedi rolling

A recent study shows that though the number of Indians, mostly women, employed in the beedi industry has increased nationally, southern states registered a healthy fall.
A woman in New Delhi | Representational image | PTI

How Indian clerics abuse Quranic halala to sexually exploit women and get paid

In ‘Nikah Halala’, Ziya Us Salam writes about how Halala was meant to keep men who have zero control at bay. But in India, it only serves to reduce women to chattel.
File photo | Adrima Joshua | Twitter/@Agrimonious

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.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.