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India tried to rebrand Valentine’s Day as ‘Cow Hug Day.’ Here’s how it backfired

By Rhea Mogul, CNN ] Hindus worship a calf during the Gopashtami festival dedicated to Hindu deity Krishna and cows in Amritsar on November 1, 2022. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images CNN  —  For centuries, cows have been considered sacred by India’s… Continue Reading →

UP: Muslim family offers home for Hindu girl’s marriage

Posted On April 25, 2022 The family welcomed the marriage procession at their home and participated in the celebrations along with relatives of the bride. India, India latest news, inter-caste marriages, Indian Human Development Survey, castes, subcastes, upper caste, lower… Continue Reading →

How did we go from eat-and-let-eat to the age of high-pitched food battles?

April 17, 2022, 10:12 AM IST Sandip Roy Radio host, novelist and commentator Sandip Roy is the author of Don’t Let Him Know. However, his columns are all about letting people know his myriad opinions. When I was a graduate student… Continue Reading →

Finally, FIR on threats to Dalit journalist Meena Kotwal; GoI silent on UN letter

Gutsy Dalit journalist and founder of digital news channel ‘ The Mooknayak’, Meena Kotwal, was threatened after she posted a video of herself symbolically burning a copy of the Manusmriti, the regressive, anti-caste and patriarchal book of Vedic laws. After… Continue Reading →

Jail, Bail, PSA: Fahad Shah’s Preventive Detention Follows Familiar J&K Playbook

The journalist had received bail in two cases, but was slapped with the PSA while awaiting a hearing in the third. MEKHALA SARANPublished: 22 Mar 2022, i Kashmiri journalist Fahad Shah had received bail in two of the three cases against him —… Continue Reading →

ASHAs Face Resistance from Villagers as New Family Planning Kits Include Penis Replica

By Saumya Kalia Mar 22, 2022 The Maharashtra government recently included a mold of the penis in their family planning counseling kits to make the demonstrations more “effective.” But Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) — women responsible for raising awareness around… Continue Reading →

Hijab Row: Identity In The Time Of Dissent

by Arman Khan | , 2022, Beyond the religious code of conduct, the hijab takes on many forms Thirty-four-year-old Mahira, a software engineer, describes the hijab in a rather unique way when I ask her if she can envision a… Continue Reading →

The Decline Of Urdu In UP’s Literary World

Along with Lucknowi mushaira and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Urdu literature is in decline. And the current socio-political atmosphere can’t escape its share of the blame  Sharib Rudaulvi Photograph: Shutterstock Sharib Rudaulvi Several aspects of the literary landscape of Uttar Pradesh have changed… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Must Stay Karnataka HC Verdict Which Will Result In Exclusion Of Hijab wearing Muslim Girls From Accessing Education

  15th March 2022 The Karnataka High Court in its order today has held that wearing of hijab is not essential to the  practice of Islam; that College Development Committees (CDCs) have a right to prescribe a  uniform; and that Muslim… Continue Reading →

Muslim Women’s Movement from Shah Bano to Shaheen Bagh

At the forefront of the struggle against patriarchal practices, Muslim women now have to fight regressive forces created and spread by the majoritarian State Haseena Khan Once again, Muslim women are taking a central role in defending the Muslim community… Continue Reading →

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