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Documentary 'City of Ali' celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death(Twitter/RomanceDN/ridetarc)

Documentary 'City of Ali' celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 10:10 AM IST
  • Running at just under an hour and a half, “City of Ali” shows the way Muhammad Ali’s hometown united during his death. Known to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, Ali used his words as effectively as he used his fists, refusing to be silenced by those who did not like what he had to say.
Actor Roshan Mathew recently starred in the web film C U Soon.
Actor Roshan Mathew recently starred in the web film C U Soon.

Choked actor Roshan Mathew: OTTs give equality, big screen does not

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Actor Roshan Mathew, who starred in the web film C U Soon recently, says OTT platforms provide certain kind of equality and space to every project, unlike cinemas.
The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)
The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)

For marriage ‘equality’ that is truly equal

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Marriage equality, at a bare minimum, must allow consenting adults to enter into this form of partnership, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, across castes and religions
Sridevi was called the ‘Female Bachchan.’ She had refused films opposite Amitabh Bachchan unless she had an equally solid role.
Sridevi was called the ‘Female Bachchan.’ She had refused films opposite Amitabh Bachchan unless she had an equally solid role.

Sridevi, the Eternal Screen Goddess and ‘Female’ Bachchan who fought for equality in Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 03:04 PM IST
In December 2019, Satyarth Nayak wrote Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess, published by Penguin Random House India. In a conversation with us, Nayak tells us about the book, who all he spoke to from Bollywood and more.
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the country on the eve of the 71st Republic Day in his address to the nation(ANI/Twitter)

‘Youth shouldn’t forget Gandhi’s message of Ahimsa’: President on the eve of Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:02 AM IST
Republic Day 2020: The President listed several government programmes and said they had helped in empowering the citizens of the country and taking them out of poverty.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.(HT file)

Yogi Adityanath calls for uniform education system in the country for social equality

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Stating that education is the basic need, UP CM said various boards and institutions have to prepare uniform and quality courses in the interest of the society and the nation.
The Sabarimala judgment had led to clashes between the faithful and the Kerala state administration when the latter tried to enforce the rule of law. At the time the verdict was first pronounced in 2018, many felt that this was selective as it spoke only about undoing discriminatory practices against women in Hinduism(PTI)
The Sabarimala judgment had led to clashes between the faithful and the Kerala state administration when the latter tried to enforce the rule of law. At the time the verdict was first pronounced in 2018, many felt that this was selective as it spoke only about undoing discriminatory practices against women in Hinduism(PTI)

Seeking equality across faiths | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:33 PM IST
The SC’s Sabarimala decision opens the door for reforms
Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality.(PTI Photo)
Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBTQ equality.(PTI Photo)

Millions celebrate LGBTQ pride in New York amid global fight for equality

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 04:46 AM IST
Some 150,000 parade marchers and an estimated 4 million spectators commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that triggered the modern LGBTQ movement, with corporate sponsorship and police protection that would have been unthinkable half a century ago.
Protests carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019.(REUTERS)
Protests carry placards as they attend a day-long and nationwide women's strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on defending the rights of women and families in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019.(REUTERS)

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

Geneva | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality in prosperous Switzerland underpinned the women’s strike.
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The #MeToo movement has lost some of its steam but a singular achievement has been that across offices and other places of employment, men think twice before making jocular remarks about the looks or other attributes of women colleagues, think long and hard before making untoward advances and are careful about putting out insensitive messages on social media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

#MeToo has a long way to go before changing gender equations

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Women, especially those who are empowered, cannot have it both ways. They cannot be victims, however hurtful it may be to realise that the men they invested in are cads
“Justice for all, protection of the weak, mutual brotherhood, equality and freedom remained at the heart of Babasaheb’s life. Let us take these ideas forward with full strength,” she tweeted in hindi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
“Justice for all, protection of the weak, mutual brotherhood, equality and freedom remained at the heart of Babasaheb’s life. Let us take these ideas forward with full strength,” she tweeted in hindi.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Those who weaken justice, liberty, equality, fraternity doing disservice to B R Ambedkar: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 09:38 PM IST
The Congress president also gave his best wishes to the countrymen on the occasion of Baisakhi, Ram Navmi, Hanuman Jayanti and the Odia New Year in separate tweets.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)

The science of equality: Women scientists are battling odds to reach the top

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 06:07 PM IST
When Aditi Sen De became the first woman to be awarded India’s top science prize in the physical sciences category, it was more than a personal achievement. She highlighted women’s potential in science – a talent pool that’s yet to be fully tapped
When the voter goes out to press the button, they are expected to elect only their local representative - admittedly on the party platform they represent.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
When the voter goes out to press the button, they are expected to elect only their local representative - admittedly on the party platform they represent.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

The mismatches in Indian politics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:29 AM IST
There is a mismatch between the role defined for the parliamentarian and the expectations of the people. National parties must do better in creating a more equal society by being inclusive .
The rewards are great for getting more women into work -- the U.K. economy could get a $178 billion boost by raising female employment to match levels seen in Sweden.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The rewards are great for getting more women into work -- the U.K. economy could get a $178 billion boost by raising female employment to match levels seen in Sweden.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US, UK still way behind on women’s equality in the workplace

London | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 08:30 PM IST
The two largest English-speaking economies ranked 23rd and 13th, respectively, in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual ranking of the representation and welfare of women in the workplace across 33 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries.
It is our collective responsibility to demonstrate to girls from all sections of the society that it is socially acceptable to participate in sports(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
It is our collective responsibility to demonstrate to girls from all sections of the society that it is socially acceptable to participate in sports(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

We must work towards equality in the world of sport for girls and boys

By Jemimah Rodrigues
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 02:38 PM IST
In a country like India, it is not uncommon for girls and women to be denied equal opportunities at several levels due to factors like poor education, early marriages and a general lack of freedom to make decisions. In such a setting, sport assumes a very noteworthy role because each day presents a new opportunity
Chitrangda Singh, known for her powerhouse performances, says she wanted to be a nutritionist . Make-up and hair: harry rajput; outfit, Sabina Halder(Saurabh Mulay)
Chitrangda Singh, known for her powerhouse performances, says she wanted to be a nutritionist . Make-up and hair: harry rajput; outfit, Sabina Halder(Saurabh Mulay)

“Feminism is not about male bashing but about equality,” says Chitrangda Singh

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2018 11:28 PM IST
The Inkaar actress talks about films, fringe, phobia and feminism
Devotees gather at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple, Kerala. There is nothing in the scriptures which decrees that the celibate deity will take umbrage at women in their fertile years entering Sabarimala temple.(PTI)
Devotees gather at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple, Kerala. There is nothing in the scriptures which decrees that the celibate deity will take umbrage at women in their fertile years entering Sabarimala temple.(PTI)

Our political class must pay more attention to gender equality

UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The SC judgment on Sabarimala will open the doors for other Hindu places of worship to do away with their exclusionary practices whether it be restrictions on women or certain castes.It would be good for Hinduism, for social cohesion, for our economy and for the physical and mental well-being of women.
The unanimous five-judge verdict of the Supreme Court in ‘Joseph Shine vs Union of India’ did more than just strike down adultery as a criminal offence.(AP Photo)
The unanimous five-judge verdict of the Supreme Court in ‘Joseph Shine vs Union of India’ did more than just strike down adultery as a criminal offence.(AP Photo)

Supreme Court verdict on adultery opens door for fuller understanding of women’s equality

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Madhu Mehra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 08:33 AM IST
Justice DY Chandrachud cites extensive sources to demonstrate that denial of sexual agency was necessary within marriage to ensure purity of bloodline and lineage.
Men perform last rites at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Men perform last rites at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Men perform last rites in protest of traditional set up of society, demand equality

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Around 150 men from different parts of the country gathered at the ghat, took a dip in the Ganga and performed last rites of their marital relations.
In this photograph taken on July 11, 2018, Hindu devotees bathe in the Bhagiathi River in Uttarkashi, in Uttarakhand.(AFP)
In this photograph taken on July 11, 2018, Hindu devotees bathe in the Bhagiathi River in Uttarkashi, in Uttarakhand.(AFP)

Priests welcome ‘religious equality’ order, but claim no discrimination

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 10:21 PM IST
On a day the Uttarakhand high court ruled that upper caste priests cannot refuse to perform rituals on behalf of members belonging to SC/ST communities, the priest community claimed that such discrimination wasn’t practiced at the temples or other religious institutions in the state
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