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On Women’s Day, I want a transgender law that won’t hurt one’s sense of self: Apsara Reddy

The Transgender Persons Bill puts the onus on a medical officer to tell trans individuals if they're 'good enough' to be who they truly are!
selfies

Women from Delhi’s outskirts are taking selfies to claim their right to the city

Selfies document women's struggles and accomplishments, as they step out from their traditional roles in the home, into the male-dominated public realm of the city.
Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai in the film 'Manikarnika' |ManikarnikaFilm/Facebook

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika fails Dalit warrior Jhalkaribai with 5 min role and ‘item’ song

So fleeting is Jhalkaribai’s mention in Manikarnika that if you are distracted even for a minute, you may miss her.
Suman Kumari with her father

Suman Kumari becomes first Hindu woman judge to be appointed in Pakistan

Pakistan appointed Suman Kumari as a civil judge serving in the Qambar-Shahdadkot district.
Imran Khan at Kolkata.

How Imran Khan’s PTI turned Pakistani conservative men into supporters of liberal women

PTI did bring change in Pakistan, but one it didn't want.
L-R: Sita in exile (Raja Ravi Verma) Ordeal of Queen Draupadi (Warivick Goble) and Nurjahan | Commons

Our daughters will see Sita as a single mother and Draupadi as a #Metoo warrior

A new generation of women writers are retelling the stories of women in history and mythology.
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.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.