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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...»


How India Failed Aruna Shanbaug

The life and death of Aruna Shanbaug, a comatose for over four decades after she was raped, calls for a reexamination of India's policies towards victims of rape and violence against women. In this article, Vasundhara Sirnate , throws the spotlight on state inadequacies, which, along with systemic apathy, trample upon any fight for justice for victims of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Read more. »

A huge avalanche swept over camp three (22,900 ft.) at 3 a.m. on May 25, burying all seven tents with 12 oxygen bottles under five-six feet of ice.

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