Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer [LGBTQ] activists and straight allies rallied on Sunday in Bengaluru for the pride gathering. The LGBTQ members celebrated diversity of gender and sexuality. Even after the striking down of Section 377, there is a long way to go for gender rights in India.read more
Paris monuments were reopening, clean-up crews were out on the streets and shop owners were trying to put the city on its feet again on Sunday, the morning after protests and clashes injured 71 people and caused widespread damage. Ahead of the protests, stores along the elegant Champs-Elysees Avenue and the posh Avenue Montaigne boarded up their windows as if bracing for a hurricane. Although Saturday’s protest in the French capital started out quietly, the storm struck anyway Saturday, this time at the height of the holiday shopping season. Protesters ripped off the plywood protecting the windows and threw flares and other projectiles.read more
A street art installation at Shankar Market, in New Delhi. Delhi will soon have a policy on public art, including a Public Art Master Plan. The Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) on Thursday said it has invited suggestions and objections from the public before finalising the policy and master plan.
The Prairie dresses were mostly seen in maxi-length, tonal florals with long sleeves that was more of a message and less of an outfit. Now, it’s one of the much-talked-about trends of the season. read more
Delhi Police are waiting for the dog’s autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause of death. A non-governmental organisation (NGO), working for stray animals, had been taking care of the injured dog at the hospital. read more
Two days after local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu courted controversy by describing Congress president Rahul Gandhi as his captain , hoardings describing chief minister Amarinder Singh as the captain of Punjab surfaced in Ludhiana. The hoardings featuring Amarinder in the centre and local MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and food and civil supplies Bharat Bhushan Ashu on his sides were seen dotting the key locations across the city, including busy intersections, on Sunday. Titled ‘PUNJAB DA CAPTAIN SAADA CAPTAIN, these hoardings carry small images of Rahul and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on the margins.read more