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Guns and Gowns: Documentary shows two faces of the Indian woman

April 22, 2014

Cosmetic surgeon Jamuna Pai inspects the face of the Miss India contestant before her in Mumbai, furrows her brow and points to a blemish. The verdict: the young woman needs a botox injection in her chin because the "proportions are off by 0.6 percent."

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Anti-rape bill goes easy on first-time stalkers, but only if innocent

March 20, 2013

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Making a case for tougher anti-stalking laws

March 20, 2013

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Delhi gang rape case: ‘she deserved it’ is not a good argument

December 20, 2012

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Gang rape puts spotlight on India’s rape capital

December 18, 2012

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Elsewhere in India: Maria Sharapova wins hearts, minds of cameramen

November 11, 2012

Here's some more news that we found in the Indian press over the weekend and would like to share with you. Rather than present stories of great national importance, we would like to highlight some of the items that you are less likely to see in world news reports. Any opinions that the author might express are surely beneath contempt, and are not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters.

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To Indian women: Forget freedom, follow rules

By Sharique Siddiquie
July 18, 2012

Anyone looking for stories of outrages committed against women in India this month doesn't need to look far. Just after an attack on a woman in the northeast city of Guwahati, and a plea by an Islamist group in Jammu & Kashmir for female tourists to dress more conservatively, a group of village elders in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh has released some new rules to ensure that women stay safe. The only loss they'll suffer is individual freedom:

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Not so safe on Delhi streets

September 30, 2011

As a thriving metropolis, New Delhi is taking steps towards becoming a world-class city but the safety of its residents remains a concern -- especially if you are a woman.

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Women culpable for domestic assault? Judges believe so

By Reuters Staff
July 8, 2011

By Annie Banerji

The country that has a woman president, four women chief ministers and has generated the likes of internationally renowned actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi hasn’t scored too well when it comes to the condition of the fairer sex.

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Women in technology – “unmarketable product in marriage market?”

June 21, 2010

I moderated a panel discussion for an in-house 'Women in Technology' event in Bangalore this month.