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.
The fallout between the government and the Animal Welfare Board of India over Jallikattu last year led to a revamp of the dissenting body. The government filled it with eight new independent members, seven of whom have worked on cow welfare.
The Supreme Court panel to regulate functioning of Medical Council of India disbanded itself at the end of its contentious one-year tenure without any report so far of having fulfilled its mandate.
Speakers at the launch of Arun Shourie’s new book said looking at our past and the lives of Indian mystics, whose lives were inextricably linked to religion yet so removed from the bigotry that vitiates religion today, can be extremely enlightening.
Haryana, a patriarchal state, has launched campaigns to fight its unfavourable sex ratio and gender disparities. But these efforts have not helped address one basic concern of women – safety.
RUHI TEWARI in Rohtak, Sonipat & Gurgaon