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  • Couture which was once the Holy Grail has now emerged as the survival mantra for an industry, which has faced back breaking turmoil, rather assiduously.
    Sep 18, 2020 23:30 IST
    With 1.3 billion Indians, almost 50 per cent under the age of 25, makes bridal couture the biggest money spinner for fashion....read more
    Sunil Sethi
    Sunil Sethi
  • For many parents, coming out and speaking about the struggle to pay their children’s fees is difficult. Just like governments stepped in to cap the fees private hospitals could charge, a similar move might be needed for schools
    Sep 19, 2020 05:57 IST
    Covid has hit incomes. Parents are unable to pay fees. Schools, in turn, are blocking children from classes and exams. The government must step in ...read more
  • A plainclothes police personnel swings a lathi as members of Bhartiya Kisan Union block National Highway-44 near Kurukshetra after a proposed protest rally of farmers and commission agents was foiled by heavy police presence, Haryana, September 10, 2020.
    Sep 19, 2020 05:58 IST
    The agricultural reforms will liberate the sector. But get all stakeholders on board...read more
  • As a military dictator, Khan’s diktat overrode public opinion, while the democratic Nehru had to contend with domestic opposition.
    Sep 19, 2020 05:56 IST
    The Indus Waters Treaty may have prevented “another Korea”, as the World Bank had anxiously observed, but it did not fundamentally change Pakistan’s lower riparian angst nor in its perception of the upper riparian dominance of India. ...read more
    Uttam Kumar Sinha
    Uttam Kumar Sinha
  • Hadiya’s marriage was eventually restored by the SC, but serves as a cautionary reminder that Indian society, including sections of the judiciary, is not prepared to grant daughters independence. Not when it comes to their choice of partner
    Sep 19, 2020 10:23 IST
    Couples who wish to marry under the Special Marriage Act must serve a 30-day notice during which their personal details are on public display. This violates their privacy and leaves many vulnerable to parental and community reprisal...read more
  • Naomi Osaka at the US Open.
    Sep 18, 2020 18:53 IST
    Without a word, Naomi Osaka made herself heard during the US Open. She wore a different black mask at each of her seven games; each one bore the name of a Black person killed in police action....read more
    Rudraneil Sengupta
    Rudraneil Sengupta
  • With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.
    Sep 19, 2020 05:55 IST
    Even with its digital screenings and shrunken line-up, TIFF felt like a minor miracle; a reminder that storytelling never stops....read more