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Times When India Protested

Times When India Protested

06 December, 2021

Some of the biggest mass movements in India and the impact they had on politics and the people

My Story Of Adoption: The Joys Of Parenthood Can’t Be Expressed In Words

My Story Of Adoption: The Joys Of Parenthood Can’t Be Expressed In Words

29 November, 2021 Maloshree Sarkar

There should be no stigma to not giving birth, and no sense of moral high ground to adopting a child, writes Maloshree Sarkar.


Complex Laws, Bureaucratic Tangles Make Adoption A Long, Painful Journey For Indians

Covid-19 pandemic compounds woes as disruptions lead to further delay in the entire process of adopting a child. But beautiful stories of love and compassion still abound.

Adoption Rackets Prey On Unsuspecting People Desperate For Children

Adoption Rackets Prey On Unsuspecting People Desperate For Children

29 November, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Adoption scams flourish in India as gangs collude with officials to target people seeking children.


Message From A Mother: Wonderfully Happy Ever After

Adoption is just another process of becoming a parent.

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29 November, 2021

Unborn Pandemic: More And More Indians Are Turning Infertile

Haima Deshpande

A recent census report indicates an alarming decline in fertility among Indian parents, with couples choosing to delay or deny parenthood and/or suffering from lifestyle diseases.


29 November, 2021

Paternitas Interruptus: Adoption Is Still Not A Preferred Choice For Indian Society

Shailaja Menon

Adoptive parents share their experiences with adoption in India and its social, cultural and bureaucratic bottlenecks.


29 November, 2021

Transgenders In India Still Struggling For Right To Adopt Or Marry

Chinki Sinha

Motherhood doesn’t require gender, say trans-people awaiting adoption law reforms.


29 November, 2021

Passing On Love Is More Important Than Genes: Prasoon Joshi Makes A Case For Adoption

Prasoon Joshi

Poet-writer Prasoon Joshi’s heart-felt essay on the joys of adoption and parenthood


29 November, 2021

Cine-Maa And Pa: How Bollywood Embraced The Adoption Genre

Giridhar Jha

Lost in a mela or left in the train? Indian cinema has reprised the same old story in different settings.


29 November, 2021

Bringing Children Adopted By Foreigners And Indian Parents Together, One Reunion At A Time

Suhas Munshi

What happens to Indian orphans who are adopted by foreigners, when they want to trace their biological parents? Help is now at hand.


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29 November, 2021

Adoption Is A Giant Monkey Puzzle

Rashmi Varma

A riotiously impure act, adoption upends all markers of genetic or cultural pride for Indians.


29 November, 2021

Adopting, The Light & The Black: Why Some Couples Avoid Adoption

Kushal Poddar

Some couples think adopting a child equals a tacit admission—we can’t procreate on our own.


22 November, 2021

The Great Indian Dream: How Youngsters Are Creating Wealth With Offbeat Ideas

Jyotika Sood

An MBA degree is no longer a ticket to a cushy corporate job. For many, the degree is just the beginning of unconventional careers.


15 November, 2021

Stylopedia, 2021 Edition: Fashion’s New Dictionary

Gaurav Monga

Excerpts from A Fashion Dictionary, an experimental work-in-progress that looks at the nature of clothes, relying on the juxtaposition of sartorial research with a subjective and personal account of the author’s relationship with clothing.


15 November, 2021

New Style Sheet: Fashion Industry Goes Online To Beat Covid Blues

Lachmi Deb Roy

Covid pandemic leaves fashion industry with no choice but to go digital, but hesitancy and uncertainty abound


15 November, 2021

Not A Cakewalk: Models Reveal How Their World Changed With The Pandemic

Trisha Mukherjee

The pandemic closed doors. It also opened new ones. Three models speak about experiences amid Covid-19.


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15 November, 2021

Wanted | A 'Desi' Model For Fashion Education

Anuj Sharma

Design and fashion education in India needs to overhaul its basic principles, in line with the needs of its climes, culture and people.


Photo Gallery

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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