Gender

Is the beauty industry hurting us?

Is the beauty industry hurting us?

January 30, 2020

The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more women are saying that they feel beautiful, but at the same time, a vast majority of women feel th...

Read More
Climate change from G20 to G7

Climate change from G20 to G7

August 21, 2019

Global leadership has so far failed to address climate change. The G7 Summit offers an opportunity for at least some of the leaders to move from intention to implementation.

Read More
A dialogue on gender equality

A dialogue on gender equality

December 13, 2017

Following the launch of Bonjour India, a one-day intense platform for exchanges on gender equality- ‘Equal World Equal Spaces’, organised by French Institute in India in association with Women Work & Health Initiative (WWHI), a non-profit organisation.

Read More
India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

India ranks 66 in Rule of Law index

October 20, 2016

India has been placed at 66 out of 113 countries in the world for upholding the rule of law according to a freshly released report by World Justice Project.

Read More
Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

October 19, 2016

A look into the festival of Karva Chauth, as parts of the country gear up to celebrate it tonight. Changing times means revisiting and scrutinizing the relevance of such customs.

Read More
Open defecation remains a grave concern in India

Open defecation remains a grave concern in India

September 29, 2016

Open defecation remains a problem in India even as Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) approaches its 2nd anniversary.

Read More
Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

September 19, 2016

Acid attack survivors Reshma and Laxmi caught the attention of the world last week with their debuts at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW) respectively, bringing the issue of acid attack to the fore.

Read More
Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

September 17, 2016

India’s comedy heritage is one that can be celebrated with as much ease as its tradition of music, dance, films, art and architecture. Right from Akbar’s court jester, Birbal to the modern greats like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mukhri, Keshto Mukherjee, Johnny Walker, Johnny Le...

Read More
Sathrangi exhibition organised to promote trans-artists in Kolkata

Sathrangi exhibition organised to promote trans-artists in Kolkata

August 26, 2016

Sathrangi (seven colours of the rainbow), a platform led by transgenders in West Bengal, an Eastern state in India, held their first exhibition in the region. In the capital city of the state, Kolkata, this event was aimed at showcasing the talent of women and transgender people ...

Read More
Government seeks to revamp the Ladli Scheme for girl child

Government seeks to revamp the Ladli Scheme for girl child

July 16, 2016

Ladli scheme was launched in India in 2008 for the upliftment of the girl child and the Aam Aadmi Party government (AAP) in New Delhi, the Indian capital, now seeks to revamp the scheme with some liberalisations for the beneficiaries.

Read More
India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 14, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

Read More
India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 8, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

Read More