It was a very different time, and Afghanistan, a very different country. But the Kabul that’s imprinted on my mind belongs to that decade
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 04:10 PM IST
More women police personnel, proactive gender sensitisation across the force and the localities they work in, and taking policing out of the station to women, hold the key to a safer environment for women
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 04:11 PM IST
In a naive and unreflective age where we celebrate too early, too much, and frivolously, we must evolve by continuously introspecting and making course corrections.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Preserving oral and folk traditions is also about preserving diversity because we lose so much in the loss of intangible traditions, says heritage educator Alisha Sadikot.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 02:02 PM IST
They’re taking to social media to preserve, in multimedia format, elements of culture that are typically conveyed person-to-person — heirloom recipes, oral histories, legends, ancient games, puppetry and more.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 05:11 PM IST
‘Stripping and public entertainment for pleasure are still taboo. I want to promote these smooth, sensual moves as an art that sits at the intersection of dance, fitness and sexuality,’ says the dance and fitness instructor.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 01:57 PM IST
With most galleries and events online or off limits in the pandemic, artist and curator Tarini Sethi and design entrepreneur Anant Ahuja are reaching out to the community with a ‘handheld’ quarterly print publication.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The green of Hong Kong’s trams was picked for being vibrant, historic and characteristic of that region. Take a look at urbanists’ top picks for Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 04:51 PM IST
It has taken the government nine years to withdraw the retrospective taxation amendments, and, that too, perhaps because of the possibility of adverse rulings in international arbitration cases
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Talk of mehnat is just a way to pass the buck. At the elite level, everyone works hard. Success is defined not by effort but by a scientific approach to training, and access to expertise.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 06:44 PM IST
When the State plans laws to punish parents who cross the two-child limit, let’s be clear about who pays the highest price. It’s women, the poorest and most marginalised
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 06:21 PM IST
West Bengal has a history of political violence
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Heartbreaks are tough, don’t make them tougher by using ‘Let’s stay friends’ or ‘I have two movie tickets’ to try and rekindle the flame. It never does any good.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 05:50 PM IST
You can still watch the world’s first motion picture, The Roundhay Garden Scene, made in 1888. Yet, less than six decades on, thousands of videogames from the Spacewar! age are unavailable or unplayable.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 05:48 PM IST
As young athletes resist sexualised uniform codes, rules on testosterone levels, restrictions on the breastfeeding of infants, and other archaic norms, it will be up to the hidebound men who run most sports bodies to figure out how to navigate a coming and necessary change.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The 23-year-old boxer who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics discusses childhood, parents and her take on how winners are made.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 05:46 PM IST
When the 23-year-old won bronze in Tokyo, it felt like failure, she says. She tells Wknd how she balances hope and loss, what goes through her mind during a bout, how she overcame fear, and what it’s like to score a win that feels like it comes with a rider.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Pakistan took American money and backed the Taliban. India is now left with a security nightmare, with implications for Kashmir
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 03:43 PM IST
A quick assessment done by the Indian side and its Afghan counterparts came to the conclusion that the request from the Taliban side could not be taken at face value and that the evacuation of the Indian diplomats and others should go ahead as planned
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 01:17 AM IST
Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- India had just one distance runner qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes blame their federation for a lack of performance. Coaches blame athletes and the federation. Officials blame athletes and coaches. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Published on Aug 19, 2021 09:08 PM IST
- Croatian top flight club HNK Sibenik's owner says central defender can be used in a leadership role
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
- Virat Kohli is genuinely aggressive and fearless. His team is bound to imbibe some of it. It's one of the things that made the Lord's win possible.
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 07:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court (SC)’s interim ruling allowing women to sit for the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam for entry into the Army is a game-changer in eliminating gender discrimination. Opening NDA to women is long due. Armed forces must evolve
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 06:11 PM IST
India has approved the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the 1989 Montreal Protocol. Ratifying the amendment signifies that India will compete for low-global warming potential refrigerants, which can spur innovation and attract international investments
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 06:02 PM IST
With the BJP at the Centre and in the state, the double engine of growth is gaining momentum in Assam. Along with our colleagues in the central government, we are speeding up the implementation of key central schemes such as Jal Jeevan Mission, PM Awas Yojana, and PM Kisan
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 06:10 PM IST
The time he spent in London earning his law and second doctorate degrees was among the most important part of the polymath’s life. The interrupted stint shaped his worldview and philosophy, introduced him to new and exacting teachers, and sharpened his legal skills
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Outdated, static mechanisms such as grievance redressal officers or onerous labour laws cannot keep pace with the gig economy and complaints of workers. Instead, we can look to harness the power of technology towards improving trust between platforms and gig workers
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 05:09 PM IST
The US did not fight a 20-year war. It fought a one-year war, 20 times over. But in this period, Afghanistan has changed too
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 01:44 PM IST
- Praised as a great talent after an impressive Test debut in the 2014-15 season, the opener was dropped in August 2019 after a string of failures. He has grabbed the fresh chance in England.
Published on Aug 19, 2021 07:23 AM IST
There is panic on the ground, so you see people running around, trying to leave the country.
Published on Aug 18, 2021 11:56 PM IST