India Insight

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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‘Nobody can stop you if you engage in art with dignity’: Zila Khan on singing and Islam

February 7, 2013

The members of Praagaash, an all-girl band in Kashmir, split up this week after an influential cleric deemed their music un-Islamic. Zila Khan, one of India’s most popular sufi singers and daughter of sitar maestro Vilayat Khan, spoke to Reuters about how singing is closest to worship and meditation and how children should be allowed to sing.

Military personnel who rape in India’s conflict zones should be prosecuted: committee

January 26, 2013

The Justice Verma Committee, set up to review India’s legislation following the brutal gang rape of a student in Delhi last month, released its recommendations on how to make the country safer for women last week.

Delhi rape case: Verma committee report dredges up old stereotypes

January 24, 2013

Like many journalists who follow Indian affairs, I have been digging through the 657 pages of the Verma committee report on rape in India and attitudes toward women in that country. You can read about its main conclusion in our wire story, namely:

Photo gallery: vigils after Delhi rape victim dies

December 29, 2012

Here are some photographs from our India Insight contributors that show vigils following the death on Saturday of a 23-year-old woman after six men raped her aboard a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16. We will update this post as more photos arrive. Thanks to Soumya Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata, Anoo  Bhuyan and Anuja Jaiman in Delhi and Vidya L. Nathan in Bangalore. Apologies for any inconsistent sizing or lack of uniformity. Note for non-Hindi readers or speakers: the sign in the first photograph says: “My voice is higher than my skirt.”

Abhijit Mukherjee’s foot-in-mukh moment steals spotlight from rape cases

December 27, 2012

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Delhi rape: what it says about us Indians

By Parul Gupta
December 25, 2012

 Demonstrators run and throw stones towards the police during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

Delhi gang rape: protests for women’s rights attract politicking instead

December 23, 2012

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

December 20, 2012

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