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Why Are Female Athletes Judged By Their Appearance?

Is the media obsessed with women athletes? Is promoting their appearance, not talent, is what the audience demands? Why is the focus is always on female athletes’ looks? For any athlete, the focus should be on their expertise and athletic ability, right? But when it comes to women sportspersons, the picture slightly shifts from competence(…)

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Rs 1 Lakh Prize To Provide Info On Female Foeticide In Gurgaon

The Gurgaon administration has begun a drive to increase the female sex ratio in the district. It has also announced a Rs 1 lakh reward for individuals and citizens’ bodies, which are willing to provide information on female infanticide. The administration came up with these measures after many cases of baby girls being dumped in garbage bins. Also,(…)

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Govt To Keep Cradles In Hosps, Orphanages For Unwanted Babies

The women and child development (WCD) ministry will now reportedly keep cradles at government hospitals, orphanages and police stations across the country where one can leave their child behind for adoption. The cradle will also have a bell for the person to ring so that the authorities can be notified. After being notified, officials will take the(…)

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Blockchain: The Next Gen Of Internet

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, could soon give rise to a new internet era that is even more disruptive and transformative than the current one, according to a white paper, ‘Realizing the Potential of Blockchain’, published by the World Economic Forum. Blockchain’s ability to generate unprecedented opportunities to create and trade value in society will(…)

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Indian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team To Compete In 4th Bali Cup

The success of Indians at the Paralympics 2016 has opened new avenues for the specially-abled community in the world of sports. So come July and the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team will represent the country in the 4th Bali Cup International Tournament. While the women’s team is looking forward to representing the country at the world stage,(…)

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Gatekeeping And Gentrification: What’s All The Class Shaming About? Asks Neha Sinha

It was a weekend and I felt like dancing. In Delhi, Turquoise Cottage in Adhchini and later, in Vasant Vihar, were the places to be—great rock music and a fun group of people coming together. I was with a couple of friends, and I called another friend over. Delhi throws up gatekeeping with sickening regularity—and(…)

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Unethical Discrimination to Our Own

India is an inherently racist country. There I said it. Every one of us has faced some form of discrimination when travelling to a part of the country we don’t call native. A South Indian gets labelled as “Mallu” in North India, a Northeasterner as “Chowmein/Momo/Chinky” in mainland India, a North Indian as “Bihari” in(…)

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