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Kainat Sarfaraz


Journalist. Tweets @kainisms

Meet Avani Chaturvedi: India’s first woman fighter pilot to fly solo
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi is the first Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight in a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft.

The workplace is still a venue for discrimination, shows report 
Fri, May 29, 2020

#GenderAnd: About half the top 99 BSE listed companies consider women, religious minorities, people from Scheduled Castes and those with disabilities as vulnerable groups.

Disability rights activists say Jaitley’s budget a ‘big disappointment’
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The budget in its “miserly outlay” allocated Rs 300 crore towards the Schemes for the Implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act (SIPDA) which provides financial assistance for implementation of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Diplomat, Activist, Freedom Fighter, also Nehru’s sister
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

#GenderAnd: Among the architects of the Indian Constitution, 15 women and their unique journey and struggles in Indian politics

Low wages, no respect, no security…this is how we treat informal workers
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Organised by the Working Peoples’ Charter, a collective that works with informal labour, the event Informal Workers' Narratives 1.0 was an effort to initiate a dialogue between informal labourers and the people they work for. About 90 per cent of India's workforce is in the unorganised sector.

How to file sexual harassment complaints in colleges?
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

GenderAnd: Your rights under the 2015 UGC regulation that mandates an Internal Complaints Committee in colleges/universities.

Are sexual harassment committees failing our college campuses?
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

GenderAnd Nation: Internal Complaints Committee vs GSCASH: A tale of two committees. Which will serve students better?

Art with heart and vision: Gurgaon kids highlight community issues with artwork
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

At the Growing Gurgaon Community Art Festival, 12 child artists from an underprivileged background came together to highlight social and environmental concerns through their artwork.

Gauri Lankesh killing: Journalists condole her death, slam online trolls for trivialising murder
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

"Gauri Lankesh was not a journalist but an ideology and ideologies cannot be killed by people. Ideologies are killed by ideologies and we must find which ideology killed her," said Yogendra Yadav

‘Govt must provide alternatives, not treat visually impaired like bechaari women’
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

#GenderAnd Education | The GST announced by the government recently, that is set to be launched on July 1, imposes five to 18 per cent taxes on a range of aids and appliances used by persons with disabilities including Braille Paper and typewriters.

‘Either we are a sex-worker or a goddess… Transpeople can’t have regular professions’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

#GenderAnd The Nation | Despite recognition as ‘third gender’ the trans community is still denied basic rights like property, marriage and adoption

Manual scavenging in Meerut: Why are women made to carry excreta on their head for two stale rotis a day?
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

#GenderAnd The Nation: Out of all those engaged in manually removing human excreta, 95 per cent are women. While men are paid in cash, women are mostly paid in kind.

MCD elections: In Quresh Nagar, BJP pins hopes on ‘proxy candidate’ of influential Muslim family
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

MCD elections: Whether the Ismail family’s connect with voters in Quresh Nagar would work will only be answered on April 25.

Meat shortage crisis reaches AMU, students say mess fee may go up
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The state government's decision to regulate slaughter houses was taken three days after Yogi Adityanath took oath as chief minister of UP.

Is Akhlaq episode a factor or is note ban the game changer? Nearly two years on, Dadri is split
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The Muslim population in Bisara says they have not given much thought to voting.

Delhi e-rickshaw drivers say demonetisation hit their business hard
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

In order to tackle the black money issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that all notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 were illegal tender from November 9.

Trans-men: A minority within the marginalised
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

'Trans-men do not have alternate support systems like the hijra community. So many of them who are experiencing gender dysphoria or questioning their own gender, they don’t even know that trans-men exist.'

Babri Masjid demolition: A timeline of events
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

On Tuesday, the Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) said it would observe the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition by giving a memorandum to district magistrates concerned demanding punishment for the guilty.

‘We need attention too!’ The plight of the HIV-positive community in India
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Indians needs to realise that with every one person infected with HIV, there are two affected by it, and they need to be treated with sensitivity and compassion.

A ‘phone recharge ki dukaan’ documents different cultures in Khirki
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

The project is a part of Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa residency programme by Khoj Artists' Association.

World Photography Day: A look at the journey of photography
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

August 19 has been marked as the World Photography Day since 2010 in order to celebrate the 177-year-old journey of photography.

Jadavpur University molestation: Accused says will cooperate with probe, but parent might have to forsake HoD post
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Speaking exclusively to, the accused in the Jadavpur University molestation case said, "I will not be responding to any trial on social media..."

Delhi: ‘Robin Hood Army’ collaborates with restaurants to feed the hungry
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Founder of Robin Hood Army, Neel Ghose told the that including college chapters in RHA was essential since 'youth is the future of our country'.

Online RTI application on MCD websites remains non-functional
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Additional Director of IT department, MCD, Sonu Gupta spoke to the and said that the submission of online RTI applications had been suspended since 'last year.'

Hyderabad University: SC/ST Faculty Forum demands suspension order against 2 professors to be revoked
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Protesters have taken to social media to disapprove of the decision made by the University of Hyderabad, claiming its casteist in nature.