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When paid period leave is mandatory

We must look beyond legally mandated paid period leave and towards an all-of-society approach.

Civil society can galvanise communities and create voluntary codes around minimum wages, paid weekly leave, overtime allowance, and access to toilet and hygiene facilities for marginalised workers.(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Root out the prejudices in the Hindu Succession Act

As per the 1956 Hindu Succession Act, all of the husband’s property goes to his natal family, but the women’s property devolves to her in-laws. This needs urgent reform

HSA perpetuates the belief that women belong solely to their “married household” - a commonly cited reason for the preference for a male child. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 03, 2022 06:53 PM IST

The Data Protection Authority can lay the foundation for a solid digital economy

The Joint Parliamentary Committee must take cognisance of the far-reaching impact of these issues and lay the foundation of a robust institution that is transparent, competent, independent, predictable and not-overzealous in its rulemaking

While this delegation of power is necessary to ensure regulation keeps pace with technological innovation, the Bill lacks clearly defined consultation procedure for issuing new regulations and directions (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 07:53 PM IST
ByAparajita Bharti and Nikhil Iyer

Balancing privacy and agency: Data governance needs a gender lens

Given sensitivities around women’s data and its impact on their ability to use the internet, India’s various data governance proposals that are under discussion currently must be evaluated from a gender lens

Representational image. As India moves towards an increasingly digital society, how privacy and data governance laws may impact women’s safety and agency on the internet should not come as an afterthought. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 05:38 PM IST
ByMayank Mishra and Aparajita Bharti

An unlikely common strand of 2020 — land and property rights

A continued focus on land and property rights is important — these cross-cutting issues not only impact the growth of India’s economy but play an important role in the lives of all Indians.

As we look to kickstart recovery in 2021, one hopes that policymakers will retain focus on making land records services citizen-friendly, undertaking surveys of previously unsurveyed areas, improving land markets and continuing to invest in affordable housing in our urban centres.(HTPhoto)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 06:32 PM IST
ByAparajita Bharti and Bindushree D

Designing a new framework for paid period leaves | Analysis

The key is to ensure that women have space to seek leave but it does not reinforce discrimination against them

The explicit term “period leave” creates a demarcation, rather than allowing it to be a type of sick leave — thereby allowing a judgment to be passed on the severity of the “sickness” or as many women experience in domestic spaces, legitimate complaints getting passed off as “pre-menstrual syndrome”.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 07:41 PM IST
ByAparajita Bharti and Mitali Nikore

Sixth Potter film opens, sets new records

Harry Potter and his friends from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are back with a bang on the capital’s cinema screens. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth in the film series based on the books by JK Rowling, released on Friday and theatres across Delhi recorded a remarkably high occupancy rate for a weekday, report Tanya Ashreena and Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2009 01:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByTanya Ashreena and Aparajita Bharti, New Delhi

Women CAs get help to break gender barrier

Women are on the rise everywhere in Corporate India. But in chartered accountancy, the gender gap is yawning. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is now on a drive to bridge the chasm. Aparajita Bharti reports.

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Updated on Jul 09, 2009 11:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti, New Delhi

Everyone who applied got admission

There were days when admission to Delhi University (DU) was a cakewalk. “Everyone who applied, got admission,” says SN Chibbar, a 1957 alumnus of Ramjas College, reports Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jul 06, 2009 01:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti

Courses worth studying

If you want to get the professional edge but don't have much time for regular classes, DU’s post-graduate diploma courses has the answers. Aparajita Bharti picks out some interesting ones.

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Updated on Jun 26, 2009 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti

Over 5,000 take BBE exam

The entrance examination for admission to Bachelors of Business Economics (BBE) at Delhi University (DU) evoked mixed reactions from 5,400 candidates vying for the 490 seats.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2009 10:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti

Evening bright as morning

Evening colleges of Delhi University, which initially began for working people, have turned a new leaf. Evening colleges are much in demand and now have regular students, reports Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jun 16, 2009 11:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti, New Delhi

This extra plays a lead role at DU

Activities range from the traditional—such as choreography and debating—to the cutting edge, such as robotics and business Planning, reports Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jun 15, 2009 03:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti, New Delhi

Different And abled

With more than 1,500 seats on offer, Delhi University and its affiliated colleges are doing all they can to encourage physically challenged students to enroll, report Aparajita Bharti and Ruchi Bhatia.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2009 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti and Ruchi Bhatia, New Delhi

Coursing through mainstream

Ramneek Singh has many feathers in his cap—from a Masters degree in Commerce to a masters degree in library sciences. He is also confined to a wheelchair.But his mind knows no such constraint. And now he is ensuring other differently abled students get the most opportunities to let their intellect unfurl, report Ruchi Bhatia and Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jun 08, 2009 11:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRuchi Bhatia and Aparajita Bharti, New Delhi

Capsule courses in history, philosophy

Delhi University is set to offer a number of short-term certificate courses this academic year. Not only will these courses make your resume look good but will also add to the learning experience, reports Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on Jun 07, 2009 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti, New Delhi

She beat the nerves for 63%

Her speech is slow but clear. She can’t move her limbs and she can barely hold a pen. Sonika Gulati never dropped out of school despite being diagnosed with 75 per cent disability, reports Aparajita Bharti.

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Updated on May 29, 2009 10:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAparajita Bharti, New Delhi
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