Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Women

This govt mission is changing lives of 1.74 crore women through climate-resilient agriculture

Three-fourths of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women because men move to cities. Yet, there was little attention to uplifting them and their finances.

Britain sanctions Iran’s ‘morality police’ for using violence to dictate the country’s women

Citing the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini and the subsequent protests, Britain said it had sanctioned the morality police, its Chief and the Head of the Tehran Division.

Stalkers, creepy 1 am emails, flowers – What two women judges in small towns battled

More women may be making their presence felt in the judiciary, police and administrative services, but their robes, badges and uniforms don’t deter the rampant sexism.

Puran Poli to pickles—In Dapoli, women are bringing home-chef revolution to Konkan food

In the last 10 years, Maharashtra’s Dapoli has emerged as a prime tourist destination. And tourists want the authentic Konkani thali.

‘We will fight, we will die’ — nationwide protests in Iran pile pressure on state

Despite a growing death toll & crackdown by security forces, videos posted on social media showed Iranians calling for an end of the Islamic establishment's four decades in power.

A Rajasthan bride spoke against bedsheet virginity tests. Then filed a rape complaint

In Bhilwara’s Sansi community, the ‘kukdi’ practice of determining virginity is rampant. If women fail, there’s beatings, fines by khap panchayats and rape allegations.

How Muslim feminists were divided in their fight against divorce laws — between clergy & BJP

In ‘Divorce and Democracy,’ Saumya Saxena writes how the Bebaak Collective and BMMA differed in their support for Shayara Bano.

Delhi goes on a book date with divorce and democracy, but Nehru steals the show

At the launch of Saumya Saxena’s book ‘Divorce and Democracy’, scholars discussed how Indian women have resisted the religion-or-rights binary.

PM says ‘must vow not to insult women’, days after Shrikant Tyagi arrest for ‘assault’ on neighbour

While making his Independence Day speech Monday, Modi said ‘we have developed an ill habit of insulting women by our words, actions’. He also spoke on gender equality in household.

‘Hot Mango Chutney Sauce’—a Pakistani girl’s struggle to live, bleed and die with dignity

In her path breaking anthology, ‘Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia,’ Farah Ahamed delves into the female menstrual experience—a largely taboo subject.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.