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Story Posted on 07-03-2019


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Women's identity, Women's sexual pleasure, Menstrual Hygiene, Women's Rights

Women's Day: Diamonds, dresses, dates? What is today about anyway? Here's what

Let us talk of 'celebrating' Women's Day when we have the right to identity, the right to menstrual hygiene and the right to orgasm.


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People's democratic party, Mehbooba Mufti, Narendra Modi, Jamaat-e-Islami

Is BJP using a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami to prove its toughness in Kashmir?

Many in Kashmir want to know why an organisation which runs schools and benefits the vulnerable is being closed down. Won't it adversely impact Kashmiri society? Does anyone outside care?


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BJP, BJD, Naveen Patnaik, Jay panda

How Baijayant Jay Panda’s joining BJP brightens party’s prospects in Odisha

Panda would surely make a very compelling chief ministerial candidate.


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Library, Bangladesh, Polan sarkar, Books

A bringer of light: In an age of Internet book challenges, why we must remember a modest Bangladeshi man

For 30 years, Polan Sarkar remained the 'walking library' for villagers who had to drop out of school for financial reasons. But who could read books, thanks to Polan.


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Violence against women, Women Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Women's Day

International Women’s Day: How India can unblock women’s access to economic opportunities

The piece has been co-authored by Yamini Atmavilas, Saachi Bhalla and Sabah Hamid.


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Eve Teasing, Kamasutra, Women's sexual pleasure, Sexual liberation

India needs a sexual revolution, and fast!

I cannot write this article and share it with my family because the reaction invariably would be, “Tauba! How can you talk about sex so openly?” That is how sexually screwed up we have become.


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Rajouri, Poonch, Ceasefire Violation, Pakistani shelling

Villagers in border areas fully back PM Modi. Their wait for bunkers to duck Pakistani shelling must end now

People living along the LoC believe that Modi is their saviour in this hour of crisis. They, however, await monetary compensation for treatment of injuries received via shelling from the other side.


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AIDS patient, Hiv-aids, Hiv-aids cure

Hope for millions as the scientists discover potential cure for HIV-AIDS

Two of three cases have responded positively to the treatment for HIV. Would this be the next breakthrough in medical science research?


 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
Balakot air strike, Indo-pakistan ties, Foreign policy, Narendra Modi

Yes, Narendra Modi has changed India's foreign policy in four years. Here's how

Modi’s message to Pakistan has been heard around the world and will have serious ramifications for India’s global engagement.


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Almanac, Iaf airstrikes, Balakot, Lok Sabha election 2019

Lok Sabha 2019, Indo-Pak relations, Economy: Tracking India's horoscope through an almanac

It seems both India and Pakistan share the same traditional moon sign - Makar rashi or Capricorn. But the two nations have rather different futures astrologically foretold for them.