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Masculinity or male domination?

We must be more open in evaluating our heritage

It is proper that The Hindu publishes different shades of opinion. It is just as important to hold fast to values of social justi...»

Taking the aggression out of masculinity

The Indian family has been a long-standing site for reinforcing and perpetuating male privilege and entitlement »

He gave us back our dignity

Does one write deliberately as a woman or man when taking up pen and paper? I do not know. But right now, I am writing as an Indian woma...»

Rape and the crisis of Indian masculinity

As women assert their identity and enter his bastions of power, the traditional Indian male is reacting with violence »

A case for space

My first job as the Readers’ Editor is to be a committed reader of this newspaper. No section of the paper is secondary to the other. In...»

Policing and legal processes are hardly unimportant in tackling rape

“As women assert their identity and enter his bastions of power, the traditional Indian male is reacting with violence” states Ratna Kap...»

A note to readers

Over the past few days, we have received emails, representations and letters objecting to the reference to Swami Vivekananda and the use...»


Public Health Policies and the Tobacco Industry

A law making it mandatory for health warnings to cover 85 per cent of the total display area on packages of tobacco products was put on hold in March, five days before it was to take effect. In this article, Aparna Ravi calls for the implementation of internationally accepted guidelines to protect public health policies from being influenced by the vested interests of the tobacco industry by taking proactive measures to address conflicts of interest. Read more. »

The then Pakistan President Ayub Khan said in a broadcast that India’s "threats against Pakistan" could lead to "general and total war".

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