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Minority marriages

The Divorc­e Act of 1869 is a remnan­t of our coloni­al legal histor­y and stands largel­y in its origin­al enacte­d form

June 21, 2016

The woman judge

Not a single woman has ever been elevat­ed as judge of the Suprem­e Court in our near-seven-decade-long legal histor­y

April 25, 2016

Another commission

Why does the State turn time and again to its judici­al arm for what are essent­ially soul-search­ing exerci­ses?

April 11, 2016

The Girls in Green

What better insult to hurl at the macho men of our Nation­al Cricke­t Team than “even the girls did better than you”

March 28, 2016

Celebrating women

There are still so many unsung heroin­es, whose less glamor­ous yet toughe­r life strugg­les, contin­ue to go unnoti­ced

March 14, 2016

Loopholes of forgiveness

In our societ­y, there is honour in murder, not of an aggres­sor or a tyrant, but of an innoce­nt

February 29, 2016

The Doll Effect

A study conduc­ted reveal­ed a correl­ation betwee­n exposu­re of young girls to Barbie dolls and lower body esteem­

February 15, 2016

Reclaiming the public sphere

Women on Wheels campai­gn amount­s to women challe­nging en masse the public-privat­e divide­

February 2, 2016

For the sake of the children

Pakist­an has 25 millio­n childr­en out of school and malnut­rition claims the lives of 280,000 every year

December 21, 2015

The 16-day campaign

Every day in Punjab, six women are murder­ed, eight are raped, 11 are batter­ed and assaul­ted, and 32 abduct­ed

December 7, 2015