The classification of the Muslim community as a minority in the national perspective, is undisputed. However, what happens when this community forms the majority population in a State?
The government, civil society, NGOs, disability rights organisations, mass media, academicians and intellectuals have to work together to make Bangladesh accessible, inclusive and a better place for persons with disabilities, writes Muhammad Ubaidul Haque for South Asia Monitor.
Successive governments — especially state governments — have miserably failed to look after the children of India.
Social media was all aflutter recently after Mira Rajput, the wife of actor Shahid Kapoor extolled the virtues of being a stay-at-home mother. She said that her child was not like a puppy that could be left at home and that she did not want to spend just one hour a day with her. What’s with all the canine analogies these days, first the PM says he feels pain when a puppy is run over and now we have the erudite Ms Rajput rabbiting on about puppies. But I digress.
Two decades ago India was considered a hotspot and emerging centre of the world’s HIV epidemic. Since then, India has made tremendous progress in controlling HIV.
A culture that normalises stalking is one that draws artificial lines, discourages dialogue
THE turmoil in the student world in India since January 2016 provides a grim warning of the dangers posed to democracy when students fall prey to extremist politics and resort to violence to silence dissent.
In stark contrast to worldwide trends, women in India are being forced out of the workforce
For rape victims, the compensation in most states is from Rs 0- Rs 50,000. But in Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and UTs it is Rs 1 lakh or above. Goa provides an exceptional amount of Rs 10 lakh for rape victims.
Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221
Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599
The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...
Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.