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Triple Talaq: Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesVedatrayee, a Kolkata-based young lawyer, takes a hard look at the issue of triple talaq, with a historical perspective. Read more in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. October 2015 gave Shayara Bano an experience that spurred her fight against a custom disguised tyranny when her husband sends her a speed post with the […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again and the plight […]

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Killing those Voices

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhy the people who raise their voices are being silenced, perpetually, asks Vedatrayee, a young Kolkata-based lawyer, and an eminent danseuse, reflecting on the death of Gauri Lankesh – and others before her – for they dared to raise their voices against injustice. We begin a new weekly column that would reflect on legal and […]

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Gauri Lankesh Gunned Down, Brit Paedophile Assaults Blind Children, Personal Data as Currency and Golf through Fire

Reading Time: 2 minutesShail re-creates four news of the week gone by in verse. A fearless journalist, Gauri Lankesh, was gunned down at point blank range at her Bangalore home, by unknown assailants. A Brit paedophile assaulted three blind children in Delhi.  The Data Dollar Store, a pop-up shop in London, accepts personal data as currency. In the […]

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Elderly Urinary Incontinence: The Feeling of Being Tied to the Toilet

Reading Time: 5 minutesRita talks about one of the embarrassing problems that elders or their families face, urinary incontinence or lack of control of the bladder. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. A trip to the bathroom is something most people can easily delay. But for the millions who suffer from urinary incontinence, delaying […]

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Why should Criminalisation of Marital Rape Destabilise Marriage?

Reading Time: 5 minutesPayal takes a hard look at the issue of marital rape, its criminalisation and the argument that it would destabilise the institution of marriage. India should learn from other nations, she reasons, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale in The History of the Pleas of the Crown stated […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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