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The students alleged that the police thrashed them and dragged them through hair, but DM Varanasi, who was present on the spot, denied all such claims.
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As a vice-president advising one of India's best-known companies, I was once asked to leave the room so a very senior member could crack an inappropriate joke. I was the only woman in the room, needless to say. Let's face it, corporate India isn't used to seeing women in positions of power. I've learnt to expect some curiosity, some inelegance and many awkward moments. Here's my list of workplace woes that illustrate how corporate India has a lot of growing up to do.
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There have been intense politics around caste identity, linguistic identity, regional identity, religious identity and a lot of other identities that can be manufactured but there's hardly a whisper about the electoral potential of gender as an identity.
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It's Women's Day. Around the premises, I see women wishing each other happiness and strength. Feeling my eyes moisten, I leave my desk to withdraw to my Fortress of Solitude--the washroom. Locking myself in the corner-most cubicle, I pull down the seat cover. I feel warm tears rolling down my face as I sit. Before I can make sense of the deluge, the events of the previous evening inundate my head.
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NEW DELHI -- R.K. Pachauri has filed a civil suit against lawyer Vrinda Grover, seeking injunction and Rs1 crore in damages, alleging she was trying to prejudice the ongoing sexual harassment case aga...
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Fifteen-year-old Sakina Kumari is no ordinary teenager. The class 8 tribal schoolgirl from Kullukera village in Jharkhand's Simdega district decided to take control of her future yesterday when she de...
More than a year after sexual harassment allegations at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) forced R.K. Pachauri to retire from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a mo...
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The ordeal for an 11-year-old tribal girl from Madhya Pradesh, who was brutally raped last month, seems to have just begun. The young girl has already been punished twice — once for keeping quiet abou...
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With the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on a makeover mode to keep up with the changing times, one of its top leaders said on Thursday that homosexuality should not be treated as a crime in India....
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Smartphones and social networks have brought the world to our fingertips, giving voice to many who would have otherwise remained unheard. It is up to us, now, to exercise the choice and freedom that technology affords us to get out of our comfort zone. Today, we can choose. To listen and be heard. To discover the world, and ourselves. To discover the magic of human connections and the incredible possibilities they represent.
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From riding a motorbike to the Parliament House and demanding introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill to allowing women's entry to temples for worship, women members in Lok Sabha today said finan...
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When we think about poverty, we presume that the poor, whether men or women, boys or girls are equally poor. The truth is that women experience poverty differently and more acutely. Women (and girls) are naturally assigned to domestic roles and this limits their access to formal education and knowledge. This, along with deep-rooted social and family hierarchies, limits their access to material resources, but more importantly to social resources, i.e. participation in economic, political and social decision-making. I call the latter the social poverty of women.
TERI University chancellor RK Pachauri has gone on leave and won't attend the varsity's convocation on 7 March, according to reports. The Indian Express quoted acting vice chancellor Rajiv Seth saying...