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Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai bars women

Mumbai’s iconic Haji Ali shrine, immortalised in several Bollywood films, and many other city dargahs have decided to strictly enforce a ban on the entry of women into their sanctum sanctorum on the g

New ‘empowerment’ for women

It’s all about empowering women in a different way; nothing at all to do with the nationally-acknowledged empowerment programme Kudumbasree or its paler counterpart Janasri. If it were good as appoint

A model road for Kochi women soon

In an effort to make the Kochi safe for women, the corporation has decided to develop a road as a model one for their safety. The novel initiative is to showcase a road which provides maximum security

Kochi is safest in Kerala for women

According to the National Crimes Record Bureau Kochi has the highest number of crimes committed and number of cases registered in the country, but when it comes to crimes specifically targeting women,

Women on roads face bus nightmare


Every day begins and ends with a new nightmare for college girls and working women who step into an MTC bus as the taunts and whistles from young college going men who use the bus route haunt them.

Maldivian teen to face 100 lashes for sex

Maldivian court has ordered 100 lashes and eight months' house arrest for a 16-year-old girl convicted of having sex with an older man, a report said on Monday.

She "confessed" to having sex with the

Bill against sexual harassment passed

The Lok Sabha passed a bill, which seeks to protect women, including lakhs employed as domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Proh

Initiative to give girls a ‘shield’ from abuse


It's a blot on society that girls and women have to be wary of predatory males, but that being the unfortunate fact, an initiative by the Junior Chamber International-Kochi to teach girls to protect t

Saudi Arabia to build a city only for women!


It's truly a no man's land! Saudi Arabia is planning to build a city exclusively for women in a bid to encourage career oriented females within its strict Sharia law.

The Saudi Industrial Property A

Jharkhand minister to girls: Dress wisely

As Jharkhand reeled under an avalanche of bandhs organised by over a dozen political parties and outfits with various demands on Wednesday, an obscure group’s warning of acid attacks on women wearing

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.