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Explained: The Sikhs of Peshawar, their unique identity, and struggle in Pakistan

May 18, 2022 3:24 pm

The Sikh history in Peshawar goes back to the times of tenth Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh, whose disciple Bhai Joga Singh was from Peshawar.

Explained: What is the law on marital rape, and what has the Delhi High Court ruled?

May 12, 2022 7:45 am

A two-judge Bench of the Delhi High Court has delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the exception provided to marital rape in the Indian Penal Code. What is the case about? What is the marital rape exemption? What happens when a split verdict is delivered?

Explained: Why art and cultural institutions are ending their association with the Sackler name

March 31, 2022 12:34 pm

The British Museum is the latest institution to drop the Sackler family name from its galleries. The Sacklers, art philanthropists and multibillionaires, were the manufacturers of controversial drug OxyContin, which sparked off America’s opioid addiction crisis, linked to 500,000 deaths.

Explained: What Instagram’s internal research has said about its impact on teenagers’ mental health

September 16, 2021 7:19 pm

A WSJ report mentions that as per a slide from a presentation made in March 2020, which was posted to Facebook’s (which owns Instagram) internal message boards, “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse.”

Explained: How Tokyo Olympics turned the lens on 'sexualisation of sport'

August 03, 2021 1:34 pm

Athletes are taking a stand against it by wearing unitards instead of leotards, and in one case, tight shorts have replaced bikini bottoms.

Can a person live to age 124, 135 or 150? Some optimism, some caveats

July 06, 2021 9:05 am

It is nearly 100% likely that someone will have lived beyond 122 by the end of the century, researchers have projected in a statistical study.

Explained: Countries that allow gender self-identification, and the law in India

July 01, 2021 8:01 am

Self-identification, or ‘self-id’, is the concept that a person should be allowed to legally identify with the gender of their choice by simply declaring so, and without facing any medical tests.

Britney Spears 'trauma' explained: How does the US system of conservatorship work?

June 30, 2021 8:29 am

A conservatorship is a form of adult guardianship in the Unites States, which allows the conservator — mostly another family member — to be in charge of the conservatee.

Explained: The debate in American ornithology to change 'harmful English bird names'

June 25, 2021 9:20 am

Many want renaming of birds named after people linked to racism, slavery and White supremacy. Others say changing the names of birds would lead to confusion, and that it is akin to erasing an important part of history.

Explained: Who was Ziona Chana, the patriarch of the 'world's largest family'?

June 25, 2021 9:46 am

Ziona Chana, famous as the patriarch of the 'world's largest family', died in Mizoram earlier this month. Who was he, how did his sect come into being, how do its members live and who takes over after his death?