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Keeping your child safe in the age of the Internet

It’s a big, bad world out there on the social network and nearly 73 percent of urban children aged 8 to 13 are active on such sites. Can adult influencers prevent them from becoming easy prey for cyber-criminals? Supriya Unni Nair explores.

Children Laws Media

MHA: A Ministry for Hounding Activists?
The recent government crackdown on Greenpeace in particular, and the activism sector in general, reeks of arbitrariness and illegitimacy, says Ashish Kothari in a scathing critique. The question is will the people give in to the state’s tactics?
Government OP-ED Ashish Kothari Ecommentary

The story that tells you what our courts are really like
'Court' narrates a compelling story and evolves into a hard-hitting realistic portrayal of the Indian legal system, far removed from depictions seen so far in mainstream cinema. Shoma Chatterji reviews the film with a deep exploration of all that sets it apart from a regular courtroom drama.
Reviews Films

Must women play football in sarees?
Women in India have continually faced restrictions on how they dress, whether it is on wearing jeans to college or sports gear on the fields. Shoma Chatterji looks at this persistent trend of sartorial repression and urges women to reject such diktats.
Opinions Women opinions Women

Bringing spring back in the lives of India’s widows
Widows in India have lived on the margins of society for decades but the intervention of NGO Sulabh International, led by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, has brought new hope and colour in their lives. Ramesh Menon reports on one of the first celebrations in their new-found lives.
Human Rights Women

Confluence of hope: Converging for a better world
Ashish Kothari outlines the vision and processes of Vikalp Sangam, a movement that seeks to bring together a multitude of grassroots initiatives that are exploring alternative, inclusive and sustainable paths to human well-being.
Economy OP-ED Human Rights Ashish Kothari Ecommentary

Give us the strength!
Tara Krishnaswamy takes a brutally honest and incisive look at Indian society to argue why far from being banned, India’s Daughter – the BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 rape and murder in a Delhi bus – should actually be made compulsory viewing for the Indian audience.
OP-ED Gender Violence Human Rights Women

Spotlighting tales of people’s resistance
The recently held Kolkata People’s Film Festival – an offshoot of the founding movement called The Cinema of Resistance – screened several powerful documentaries and feature films portraying the struggle and resistance of the marginalised and downtrodden. Shoma Chatterji reports on this festival with a difference.
Films Human Rights

Predicting rape on television!
Mars missions and scientific innovations notwithstanding, a large section of India still reposes great faith in the future predicted by astrologers. Satellite TV leverages that to offer a plethora of shows, one of which recently defied all limits of decency, as Arpana H S reports.
Gender and Media Media

Ain't no mountain high enough!
Nungshi and Tashi Malik from Dehradun have created history as the only twin sisters in the world to have scaled the seven highest peaks across the seven continents. Surekha Kadapa-Bose brings us the story of their feat in the face of myriad odds.
People Women

Blending theatre with nature
In Assam, a unique innovation by a passionate tribal theatre enthusiast succeeds in taking the art from the confines of the auditorium into the lap of nature, creating a near-cosmic experience for the performer as well as the audience. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Environment Art ASSAM

Where dignity is the first and most pressing need
While debates over legalisation of sex work and rehabilitation of women in the trade continue without much tangible impact, sex workers themselves carry on the fight to win legitimacy, safety and social security. Pushpa Achanta brings us some voices from the twilight zone.
Gender Law and Policy Women

How to avert the dangers of being an Internet user
A recent UGC-sponsored seminar on the incidence of cyber crime, hosted in Kolkata, drew attention to the safeguards to be adopted as also the right procedure to be followed in order to obtain redress. Amrita Mukherjee reports.
Law and Order Laws Media Women

Keeping your child safe in the age of the Internet
Devotion and deception in the land of 'Godmen'
Sterilisation deaths: What’s new, after all?
Kerala: A murky ‘state’ of affairs
Can a court order end passive violence?
Muslim women fight patriarchal Sharia laws
A trend highlighted in the Jadavpur University moment
What it means to be old and alone in the city
Petitioning God!
No liquor, no drinking?
Surrogacy: The real picture
Building a library a day
Should our anti-dowry law shield husbands too?
In search of the missing link
Spewing venom, leaders remain above hate speech laws
Are we just blind persons feeling an elephant?
The women who choose petrol over perfume
There’s always one to clear your mess!
How Sikkim’s casino dream turned sour
Facebook arrests: Could you be next in line?
Voices Modi and Kejriwal must listen to, beyond the noise
The economics of a strong democracy
A scheme for a better parliament
“What about our dreams of a free Tibet?”
Thank you, Khushwant-ji
Bodies for sale, by men too
When a Dalit family approaches the police
Politics, through the eyes of Bihar’s Dalit students
The Olympic medals India won and ignored
Helping Pardhi children aim for the sun
Lone crusader warns school-goers against substance abuse
The Indian feminist who took on Oxford
Why are so many elderly men killing themselves?
To deliver on health, understand it first
Where did all the women go?
Can India learn from its neighbours?
Why trolls have it so easy
Where the young don’t want to live
The tale of an acid-attack survivor
Female and fearful In Mamata’s Bengal
A deeper look at the Tamil student stir
'Pearl of water' transforming lives
Remembering Rituparno (1963-2013)
Ballia: Chasing elusive dreams
Crying for care
A village with 60 millionaires!
Both of India's politics on display in KA
Orphans of our society
The role of individuals towards a better life
Shielding campuses from violence
Of sports, passion and reality
No welfare for social welfare workers
Professional or mercenary?
Theyyam revived: A step backward?
Promoting philanthropy in India
Re-imagining India with new data
A good school for Maqbool
Is India at its 'progressive moment'?
Imperious authoritarianism in the garb of modernity
Norway episode: Problem of evolving societies?
How strong is society, really?
Not your land anymore
The saffronisation of green
A life beyond prison
Last 'woman' on stage
It's not fun anymore
Twice blessed
Trapped from all sides
Theatre, for the people
When theatre is a container for human concerns
The Anna Hazare phenomenon
On secular fatwas
The masculinisation of India
Salvager of India’s dying temple heritage
A drama on campus
The fading beat of the dhaki
Haunted by the riots
Institutional ethics
Expand the moral commons
Kashmiri identity and the onslaught on women
Politics: In need of revival
Institutional order and disorder
A spate of witch-hunting assaults
Boxing their way forward
The unkindest cut of all
Social banditry
A Kerala land struggle is 'settled', questions remain
Lalgarh: Deprived of a peace of life
Where are tribal women in Indian politics?
Mayawati: A Dalit's daughter strides towards Delhi
A Sri Lankan refugee provides refuge
Securing live-in relationships
The Hindu Jinnah?
Praja Rajyam: Caste-ing a political net
Living-in: Shades of grey
Eyes and ears, on wheels
Islamic elegies for social justice
Taking dance beyond boundaries
Caste as race
Whose films are these, anyway?
Long disenfranchised, and struggling for ST status
Kerala's development paradox
When I'm sixty-four
The evolution of violence
Landless and fighting, as ground beneath shifts
No reason to be MIFFed
A rosy narrative
Codifying indigenous ways of building
The ultimate shaadi point for those in love
The discrimination 'curriculum' in M.P.'s schools
HIV: Looking beyond numbers
In memory of Nati Binodini
Orissa's Niyamgiri tribals await apex court verdict
Us, them and us
The ideas of the Indians
Illicit liquor brewing despair in Attappadi
Young, male and deadly
Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007
State has no religion
Scuttling the law, officials evict tribals
Nandigram, an atrocity on dalits
Katta panchayats denying relief to women
Devadasis uniting to end 'dedications'
From spirited festival to drab conference
Premature menopause risks rising: study
Condom Ads: missed messages
Is it too late for Jharkhand's adivasis?
Move to amend tribal land law dangerous
Irula panchayat heads push for upliftment
A journey of courage
The theatre of hope
The tribal world and imagination of the future
An opportunity and a necessity
Dalit Christians: SC or not?
Sermons for the distressed souls
Remembering Janam
Horrifying face of the dammed river
A marriage of her choice
The right to dance
Parenthood sans prejudices
Whose Gujarat?
Reservations and the 'politics of illusion'

The transformation of Kavthepiran village
Turning old into gold
Scientific interest surging in yellow magic
Gonds nourish aspirations at annual fair
Ruth Manorama, voice of Dalits
Weaving woes on the handlooms
Low-cost, these dams are lifelines
From saree weaver to leader
Covering the silent revolution
The kanwarias: such a long journey
Caste: Don't ask, don't tell
1000 year-old tradition keeps them together
Nomads together
Little space for grassroots innovations
4 years old, miles to go
Changing notes of music education
Do reservations work?
The curse of manual scavenging
Defying labels, defining themselves
Why their kids are dying
The road to destruction
Troubled Islands
Orienting your board member
During the past year ...
A helpful experience
Press Release: AID 5th Annual Conference
For tribals, only paper pledges
On board the non-profit
Tribal autonomy a step for peace

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