Shalini Nair

Assistant Editor

The Importance Of Listening
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

If a woman feels that she has been violated in any way, it is because she has been

In most manual scavenging deaths, no FIR filed, no compensation to kin: Study
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

The study was carried out in 11 states by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, the coalition of civil society organisations working towards eradication of manual scavenging.

Sabarimala verdict: Justice Indu Malhotra dissents — Can’t invoke rationality in religion
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Sabarimala verdict: In her order, Justice Malhotra said that in matters of practices of faith, the courts should intervene only if they are “pernicious, oppressive, or a social evil, like Sati”.

‘Refrain from using Dalit’: Coalition of Dalit groups moves Delhi HC against I&B circular
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The petition said that Dalit is a ‘self-chosen name, a positive identifier and a political identity’ of those at the receiving end of the caste system and the centuries-old practice of untouchability.

One manual scavenging death every five days: Official data
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Data obtained by The Indian Express shows that only 109 of the 170 districts have filed their response, and only 62 have identified at least one manual scavenger.

Millions out of poverty but glaring inequalities in India, reveals Human Development Index report
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

The UNDP report stated that with an HDI value of 0.64 compared to last year’s 0.636, India is categorised as a medium human development and that its rank rose one spot compared to the 2017 HDI.

Government to rope in NIUA to look into causes of urban flooding
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

The move is part of attempts by the ministry to belatedly set into motion the national guidelines on management of urban flooding issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) expert panel in 2010.

Must define violence against children in larger context, says Justice Madan Lokur
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Justice Lokur said, “We need to look at violence against children in a much larger context and not just in the traditional way of physical violence, child sexual abuse, and so on."

Bid to stop child marriages: NHRC report says RTE should be extended to children till 18 years
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

The NHRC has based its recommendation on research that shows a strong correlation between a girl child’s education level and age of marriage, with better education levels showing lesser likelihood of her being married early.

‘I had no choice but to put on a dress, go begging as a transgender person’
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

How police crackdown under Section 377 wrecked a life

Section 377 verdict: Gateway to further reform, says Justice AP Shah
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

We have to cross threshold, bring in anti-discrimination laws, re-imagine institution of marriage: Justice A P Shah

Love & Law: Navtej Johar of Navtej Johar vs Union of India
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

We are products of psychological and emotional dysfunction, says Johar; SC verdict on Section 377 today could start changing that

Over 700 vacancies in varsities since March, but just 2.5% for SCs, 0 for STs
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

This data was revealed during inter-ministerial consultations for issuing an ordinance to overturn the circular and the court order that treats departments/ subjects as a unit for implementing reservation, instead of taking the university/ college as a whole.

Refrain from using word Dalit, stick to Scheduled Caste: I&B Ministry tells media
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Dalit rights groups have opposed the I&B ministry’s order, asserting that the term holds political significance and a sense of identity.

Need code of conduct for MPs and MLAs, says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

Expressing his displeasure over the functioning of Parliament, Naidu listed reforms that he felt are necessary for its effective functioning, as well as that of the state legislatures.

Law panel says uniform civil code not desirable now, reform family laws first
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

In its ‘Consultation Paper on Family Law Reforms' released Friday, the Law Commission has taken a stand in favour of "equality ‘within communities' between men and women" (personal law reform), "rather than ‘equality between' communities" (UCC).

Several ministries back need to enumerate nomadic, denotified tribes in next Census
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

The Commission has asked for according Constitutional protection to these groups, bringing them under the umbrella of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and assured sub-quotas.

Despite Srinagar, Chennai, Kerala, urban flooding unit yet to be set up
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

In July 2012, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued orders designating the MHUA as the nodal ministry for urban flooding based on the NDMA report which deemed it necessary "to address urban flooding as a separate disaster, delinking it from floods".

How to Make the Newsroom Gender-Just
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Lessons from the American Women’s Media Centre on amplifying women’s voices.

Kerala Floods: Centre to raise budget for MGNREGA work
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

The Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned Rs 1,800 core under MGNREGA for 2018-19 for 5.5 crore person days of work, as against Rs 1,911 crore given for 6.19 crore persons days of work in 2017-18.