Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Women

What women and Muslim MPs said in the triple talaq bill debate

Only three women and a handful of Muslim members of Parliament spoke in the debate on the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha Thursday.

Taliban makes a comeback in Pakistan’s tribal areas

Terror outfit operates in the guise of ‘peace committee’ in FATA region, bans cultural activities, women’s movement outside their homes.

Women of Gujarat: More educated since 1999, but not much progress elsewhere

According to data from National Family Health Surveys from 1999 to 2016, Gujarat’s performance on human development indicators for women is a mixed bag.

Talk Point: Is the Indian economic progress of the past decade failing its women?

The World Economic Forum report says India dropped 21 places since 2016, and 10 positions since 2006 in the Global Gender Gap score. Is India's economic progress failing its women?

Lessons from triple talaq: Women in minorities need more from courts in India & Pakistan

Courts in India and Pakistan seem reluctant to grant women their rights. That needs to change.

Supreme Court says triple talaq is unconstitutional: A timeline of the case

A timeline of how the triple talaq case has progressed over the years.

Talk Point: Is there a pushback against women-centric dowry and rape laws?

Two recent court rulings on special laws protecting women are significant. The Supreme Court issued a set of guidelines for arresting a husband and his...

SC verdict on 498-A could turn the clock back on women’s rights

The committees suggested by the court can hinder women’s recourse to justice, experts feel. Sabah K.

Abortion act changes: Women pay the price for systemic failures

Amendments that aimed to give women more choice have been put on hold because of the state’s failure to eradicate clinics and quacks who facilitate sex-selective or illegal abortions. VRINDA SEHGAL

Govt wants more women at the wheel in rural India, but that might not be easy to achieve

A new government scheme wants more women driving commercial transport vehicles in rural India. A look back at the experiences of women behind the wheel in India suggest the road ahead may be bumpy.  KAVEESHA KOHLI 

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.