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Indian Matchmaking has brought attention to a woe that the onus of sustaining the marriage squarely falls on women. Episode after episode, prospective brides are advised to adjust and compromise and be “flexible”(Screengrab via Netflix)

Matchmaking illustrates the ills of Indian society | Opinion

By Parul Bhandari
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 07:41 PM IST
A recent Netflix show has accurately captured the gendered politics of arranged marriages, with its biases
The action was taken across Gautam Buddh Nagar as part of the district police’s ongoing ‘Operation Clean’ to ensure hassle-free traffic and check crime. Image used for representational purpose only(HT photo/Virendra Singh Gosain)
The action was taken across Gautam Buddh Nagar as part of the district police’s ongoing ‘Operation Clean’ to ensure hassle-free traffic and check crime. Image used for representational purpose only(HT photo/Virendra Singh Gosain)

Over 250 vehicles with casteist and aggressive words challaned in Noida and Greater Noida

Noida | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Police said the action was taken in light of the practice of writing casteist words or aggressive remarks on numberplates which needs to be discouraged as such writings create a feeling of insecurity among people and becomes a nuisance.
Two Dalit children were killed for defecating in the open in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh.(((Representative image))
Two Dalit children were killed for defecating in the open in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh.(((Representative image))

Village steeped in untouchability, say family of Dalit children killed in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Shivpuri | By Ranjan/Ranjeet Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:07 PM IST
The two minors, students of class 7 and class 5, were defecating in open on the roadside in the vicinity of the house of the accused two Yadav brothers, when the latter objected to and filmed their act on their mobile phones and then beat them up with lathis killing them on the spot.
BJP President Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and State President Madan Lal Saini during a party event in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.(PTI)
BJP President Amit Shah, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and State President Madan Lal Saini during a party event in Jaipur, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.(PTI)

2018 assembly elections a fight against casteism, dynastic politics: BJP president Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 11:50 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah was taking part in the BJP’s ‘Yuva Ri Baat Amit Shah Re Saath’ programme in Jaipur in which he interacted with 200,000 youth as part of the party’s outreach. Shah launched the party’s poll campaign for Rajasthan assembly election.
A champion of scheduled caste and tribal rights, the Republican Party of India-A president Athawale has raised several controversial demands, including permission for Dalits to possess arms for self-protection.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
A champion of scheduled caste and tribal rights, the Republican Party of India-A president Athawale has raised several controversial demands, including permission for Dalits to possess arms for self-protection.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

End casteism, we will forego reservation, says minister Ramdas Athawale

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By B Vijay Murty
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:18 AM IST
“I have been demanding reservation in the armed forces for a long time. If there is reservation, more people from the backward classes will sign up”, says MoS for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale in a freewheeling interview with B Vijay Murthy.
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