No shame in admitting - Sexual Violence against women in India is a great scourge

Freida Pinto
I recently visited my dear friend Zoë's beautiful six-month-old-baby girl,Orla. When I looked into her big bright eyes, I saw a raw spark of pure light - alive, dancing to its own tune, full of potential, oblivious to skin color, status or gender.

Haryana assembly election results to impact SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:  The results of Haryana assembly election to be held on October 15 are expected to leave a mark on the Punjab politics with possible break up of alliance between ruling SAD and BJP. Both the parties alliance partrners in Punjab are fighting against each other in Haryana.

Equality for women is progress for all

International Women’s Day (IWD) has over the years become a landmark event in the annual activity calendar of ICIMOD. The Gender Resource Team (GReaT team), a dedicated team of gender champions from different streams within ICIMOD, and the gender team work together to plan the day and make it a memorable event. The commemoration of IWD in ICIMOD is not just a day of acknowledging and applauding the immense contribution of the women staff members but a rallying point to build support for women's rights and meaningful participation within the HKH region. It is a day to collectively reflect on the challenges that women face and discuss the potential opportunities that await women.

The other side of the Tarun Tejpal story

NEW DELHI: Tarun Tejpal, the founder-editor of Tehelka, has been charged with “sexual harassment, physical contact, advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures, rape, rape by a person of a woman in his custody taking advantage of his official position,wrongful restraint and wrongful confinement”. These charges have yet to be proved, but Tejpal has already spent 80 days in jail. He has done so because despite his surrender of his passport and willing cooperation with the police, he has been denied first anticipatory bail, and then bail.

AAP strategy has exposed BJP-Congress nexus

After the fall of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the two main parties Congress and BJP, opposed to each other had came under sharp criticism for coming together to oppose the Jan Lokpal Bill. The strategy adopted by AAP has exposed the political nexus between Congress and BJP which were accused of playing friendly match in the Parliament many times.

Timing of President's advice to Governor's raises questions

It is intriguing that every time Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi comes out with its agenda to implement, the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee takes an opportunity to express his views on the constitutional role of government functionaries. Is his advice on various issues reflects his concern over the arising situation or he is toeing the line of ruling Congress party?

Small cars-Moving coffins on the roads

Man and machine. What a deadly romance ??. Man makes machine, only for machine to kill man. A chilly irony, inexplicable and immeasurable.. to kill human beings .

Landmark Supreme Court decision upholds rights of death row prisoners

NEW DELHI: A historic decision by India’s Supreme Court commuting the death sentences of 15 prisoners and setting out guidelines to safeguard the rights of prisoners on death row and their families is a positive step for human rights in the country, Amnesty International India said today.

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