Narthaki Nataraj’s performances have gained international acclaim, and she has been bestowed with several awards and honours for her contributions to dance and her role in breaking down gender barriers.
Spaces like Bambai Nazariya in Mumbai and Pride Café in Bengaluru are providing employment opportunities to transgender persons to smash stereotypes
Six years ago, NEET was made mandatory for securing admission in a medical institution in the country. The DMK-led government has vociferously opposed the exam, alleging that the single window common test is violative of the principle of federalism, as it takes away the autonomy of states to make decisions regarding education.
The Congress government in Karnataka, that defeated BJP by an absolute majority, ran its pre-poll campaign around promising five major guarantees, along with undoing many policies brought by the BJP government. Its latest target has been BJP’s flagship National Education Policy (NEP), which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently announced would be scrapped from next academic year.
In the context of language used within the Parliament of India, which is the Supreme Legislative body of the country, references to women parliamentarians, including the first woman tribal President Droupadi Murmu, using male pronouns continues unabated.
In a conversation with Outlook, Shimona Mohan, a Junior Fellow in the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at Observer Research Foundation with wide experience in technology, gender and security, delves further into how AI tools have an inherent gender bias.
A list of debatable laws that are said to be anti-Muslim
The Dalit Sangharsh Samiti has now disintegrated into many splinter groups and can’t be expected to return to the vigour it was once known for, feel experts
The proposal for mandatory parental consent for love marriages is being seen as yet another step to limit women’s agency. After regulating interfaith marriages over claims of ‘love jihad’, community leaders and politicians are now looking forward to regulate the very ability to choose one’s partner.
In a conversation with Outlook, Devavrat Pawar, a conservation biologist and a PhD candidate at the University of Wageningen delves further into these questions.
While the action plan for India's reintroduction of the cheetahs stated Kuno as a 'suitable habitat' with 'adequate prey base' for the cheetahs from South Africa, the park has been under scrutiny ever since the deaths have come to the fore.
Intimate relationships without social recognition is gaining ground in many cities of the country
The internal contradictions among the Opposition parties in the southern states appear to be too many for them to seamlessly stand on a common platform.
In Telangana’s Karimnagar, RSS volunteers went door-to-door with vermillion and saffron threads to assure women they are with them. It seems to have worked
Directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken respectively, alongside an ensemble supporting cast, ‘Barbie’ is the first live-action film after many computer-animated direct-to-video and streaming television films that have come and gone in the past few decades.
The Tamil Nadu Governor unilaterally on June 29 dismissed arrested minister V Senthil Balaji from the council of ministers without seeking the approval of Chief Minister MK Stalin, exacerbating a constitutional crisis in yet another opposition-ruled state.
Meanwhile, as one moves north and northeast, the preference lies in arts/humanities, and the commerce stream stands out as the least opted across boards. This shows stark regional differences in the chosen academic streams by students across the country.
The Congress party stormed into the Vidhan Soudha in Karnataka by securing 135 out of 224 seats, winning an absolute majority. The party’s election manifesto had promised to implement five guarantees.
The argument for a Uniform Civil Code in Karnataka has polarised voters along religious lines
Rainbow capitalism is also known as ‘pink capitalism’ and ‘pinkwashing’ and is a term which is often used to commodify and commercialise LGBTQIA+ movements
Siddaramaiah served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for five years from 2013 to 2018, and party insiders as well as poll surveys carried out ahead of elections by some media perceived him to be a suitable option for the next CM in line.
A lead for BJP in the city would give them a strong base to build on this victory in the 2024 general elections. The importance of the city was also seen during the last leg of the campaigning when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took out a 26 km roadshow
The Congress party had not announced its chief ministerial candidate for Karnataka, and all eyes are on the Congress legislative party meeting that Siddaramaiah said will take place today.
The BJP has been in power in Karnataka since 2019 and has had control over the city corporation. In effect, the city administration is being run by MLAs that are facing strong anti-incumbency sentiment, bureaucrats, and other civic officials
Since the 2010s, Barbie and her crew’s characteristics have undergone a makeover. After creators at Mattel faced backlash for portraying Barbie in stereotypically 'feminine' ways, new versions of the doll were released that began to step outside the traditional hot-pink, fashionista Barbie.