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Yoga empowers people to take control of their lives and achieve better health at lower cost to society, according to experts at a forum at the United Nations on Wednesday celebrating the Third International Day of Yoga (IDY).

 
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The Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE – Advanced) results are out and coaching institutes have been proudly advertising their ‘successful’ candidates.

 
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As the global community gears up to commemorate this day as World Day Against Child Labour, my memories go back 19 years to those electrifying few months in 1998.

 
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Marriage between a Muslim man and woman is not a sacrament but a contract. This means that every Muslim woman has the right, given to her by her religion, to frame the conditions she wishes to make part of her marriage contract.

 
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In pre-Islamic Arabia, there were some tribes which used to bury their female infants soon after their birth. It was not as if every Arab tribe indulged in this heinous crime, but Islam made it a big issue. The Holy Prophet strongly condemned this practice.

 
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It was well after midnight a few weeks ago when my phone pinged. A WeChat message. Another student wanting to know something about the finals, I thought.

 
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The ongoing litigation before the Supreme Court between those fighting for the protection of an ossified personal law, triple talaq, and those who want to go beyond discriminatory customs is at the heart of the struggle for a “New India”.

 
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I’m vegetarian, so the pleasures of beef are unfathomable to me. I find infinitely more unfathomable the vindictiveness of the gaurakshaks.

 
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The World Bank’s India Development Report, which was released on Monday, had some serious news for the country’s policymakers.

 
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When our only argument for protecting the custom of triple talaq becomes that “not enough people are affected by it”, we clearly need to rethink what we understand by the rule of law and democracy, and perhaps recognise the colonial undertones of the logic of “non-interference” in the face of injustice.

 


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