The act of pre-marital sex is an immoral one. Women having sexual intercourse on assurance of marriage do so at their own peril. Pre-marital sex needn't always be rape. These were the main points put forth in a recent ruling by a Delhi court, that acquitted a 29-year-old man of rape charges, filed by a woman he was in a physical relationship with for over six years. What does this spell for the young and restless? Abhishek Mande Bhot reports This may come as news to many of you (especially ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Palash Sen is the frontman of Euphoria, a band that is popular in the college festival circuit. At his last concert held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai on December 21, Sen managed to tick off a section of people who took offence to some of the things he said. In the days that followed his alleged remarks, Sen has found himself at the receiving end of a lot of ire, the beginning of which was first expressed in a blog by research student Arpita Phukan Biswas. (Read that blog ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The idea of an arranged marriage isn't outdated... the way we go about it certainly is.' 'No one grows up dreaming of finding her husband in the matrimonial columns of a newspaper, right?' 'Everyone wants a grand love story, a romance that people will go 'awwww' over.' Nandini Krishnan, author of Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage shares her insights on how young India perceives the arranged marriage system today. Chennai-based journalist and playwright Nandini Krishnan explores ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks is disappointed with the Supreme Court verdict that has ruled gay sex illegal. "I've lived my life," he says. "But I am fearful about what it will do to the next generation." Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya today set aside the Delhi High Court's judgement that had decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private, putting India in the company of countries like Uganda, Somalia, Botswana, Libya, Iran, Russia and Pakistan. India's other ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Be it Shivraj Singh Chouhan or Raman Singh or Vasundhara Raje --- all of them would have won as it is. These are all leaders who would have won on their own. But the victory margins have been enriched by Modiji's campaign.' Nirmala Sitaraman, one of the Bharatiya Janata Party's spokespersons, evaluates the BJP victories in a conversation with Rediff.com's Abhishek Mande Bhot What is the message from the outcome of these elections? It is very clear that the anti-Congress mood has got ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Modi will need to understand that the formula for success will have to be Local Leaders + Modi and not Modi alone... Shivraj Singh Chouhan is in the running for prime minister... The AAP will have to ally with other parties if it hopes to make any dent in the Lok Sabha election. Dr B Venkatesh Kumar, Professor at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, lists some learnings from the 2013 assembly election results. Madhya Pradesh was Shivraj ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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