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Rahul Bose says he’s come to a point in his career where he doesn’t feel the need to wow anyone

Double, double toil and trouble

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Bose
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 08:17 AM IST
In the midst of getting rave reviews for his double role in the new film Bulbbul, the actor writes an exclusive piece on the art of playing two different people who look the same
The Class 10 student of Acharya Ramesh Chandra Inter College said she came to know about her family’s plans for her marriage earlier this month.(HT image)
The Class 10 student of Acharya Ramesh Chandra Inter College said she came to know about her family’s plans for her marriage earlier this month.(HT image)

‘Kranti’ against child marriage in a village in UP’s Bahraich

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Eldest among four siblings, Kranti became a part of NGO Dehat’s ‘Child Parliament’ initiative in Bahraich.
At least 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, shows data on child grooms from 82 countries.(FilePhoto)
At least 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, shows data on child grooms from 82 countries.(FilePhoto)

Fewer child grooms than brides, but boys need saving as well

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2019 04:28 AM IST
Though young girls are disproportionately affected and are more likely to be forced to marry an adult much older than them, young boys also get trapped into child marriage. Boys account for one in seven of the 765 million child marriages worldwide.
Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times)
Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times)

Education, jobs can stop population growth

New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The median age of India’s population will be 29 years in 2020 making it the youngest country in the world. But, when it comes to policy, young people continue to be seen and counted, but not heard.
Five districts of UP are among the top 50 in terms of child marriage prevalence in the country.(Representative image)
Five districts of UP are among the top 50 in terms of child marriage prevalence in the country.(Representative image)

‘1 in every 5 girls in UP is a child bride’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh is home to 8.5 crore children and one in every five girls here is a child bride, according to government of India’s National Family Health Survey.
The Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital.(HT Photo)
The Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand HC asks government to appoint officers to check child marriages in districts

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2018 03:49 PM IST
The high court said that according to the PIL, in 2009, Unicef reported that India alone contributes 40% of the world's child brides, adding that there were 23 million Indian girls who became victims of child marriage.
The highest bidder was a man three times the 17-year-old’s age.(Reuters file photo for representation)
The highest bidder was a man three times the 17-year-old’s age.(Reuters file photo for representation)

Facebook under fire after man auctions teen daughter online in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for the child bride.
Elon Musk had in July also called British diver Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet.(AP File Photo)
Elon Musk had in July also called British diver Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet.(AP File Photo)

Elon Musk calls Thai cave rescuer ‘child rapist who took a 12-year-old bride’

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 06:55 PM IST
The controversy comes at a time when Tesla and Musk continue to battle intense negative publicity and embarrassing controversies.
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Excerpt: Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:23 PM IST
Hair has been a marker of sexual attractiveness in India across gender and religions. This edited excerpt looks at the history of hairy desire in the country
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