Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

Sexuality: Indian Women

Interstate Sex Racket Busted, 3 Held From Assam, Bihar

Aug 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

'The culprits used to communicate with the potential customers via social media. The sex racket operated in the hotel or in one of the rooms rented by Bhardwaj in Jiyabharali Apartment. In this process, all the accused got commissions,' police said.

Sex And Dating During The Pandemic

Apr 23, 2021 Eshita Bhargava

Indian millennials demand a dating app that helps them find the ‘right’ partner on their terms so they can enjoy a compatible relationship and healthy companionship with equal respect and commitments.

#BoisLockerRoom: Rehabilitation, Not Retributive Justice, Is Solution To India's Problem Of Rape Culture

'We need to remember that the 'bois locker room' incident is a symptom of a disease in our society, and not the root of it. Addressing the symptoms and not the core cannot bring about any change.'

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal Mindsets

Feb 19, 2020 Ekta Kumar

With time as more and more women are integrated into the force, attitudes might change. When the same men go back to their villages, they might just begin to look at their wives, mothers and sisters differently.

Maneka Gandhi Asks Rajnath To Launch 'Panic Button' Feature On Phones For Women's Safety

The facility which is still in the pipeline will be installed in the mobile handsets to send a distress signal to the nearest Police Control Room (PCR) in an emergency situation.

27 September, 2018

Decriminalisation Of Adultery – A Setback To The Institution Of Marriage In India

Abha Singh

While the SC judgment is bound to have a far-reaching impact upon marriages in India, the adverse fallout cannot be ignored.

24 April, 2018

Mehbooba Mufti Govt Approves Ordinance Awarding Death Penalty For Rapists Of Children Under 12 Years

Outlook Web Bureau

The government also made rape of girls under 16 years as punishable with rigorous imprisonment for 20 years, and that may extend to life sentence.

06 March, 2018

The Joy Of Being Gilu Joseph

Gilu Joseph

"I didn’t do it for publicity. I declined payment for it. Abuse coming my way doesn't bother me one bit," says the model who posed for the controversial cover on breast-feeding in a Malayalam magazine.

16 January, 2018

Pune: Youngsters Create WhatsApp Group To Campaign Against 'Virginity Tests' Of Women On Wedding Night

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the custom, the village panchayat spreads a white-bed sheet on the first wedding night of a couple; if the sheet is found stained with blood, then the woman passes the test

04 December, 2017

A Mutiny To Unity: This Musical Intersectionality 'Deep Blue She' Is Fighting For Women, Gay Rights With Progressive Lyrics

Aniruddha Bhattacharyya

'We decide the frame, the angle, the dress, the dance. We tell our tales ourselves.'


19 November, 2017

The Real Solution To Ending Sexual Violence Is A Law That Moves Swiftly Against Offenders

Aakar Patel

The government’s data says that 99% of Indian victims of sexual violence do not report the crime to the police. Even in the United States, only about a third or so of victims report.

29 August, 2017

Criminalising Marital Rape Will Destabilise Institution Of Marriage: Government Tells Delhi HC

Outlook Web Bureau

'It has to be ensured adequately that marital rape does not become a phenomenon which may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands'

03 August, 2017

Does Going Back On Marriage Promise After Consensual Sex Amount To Rape?

Rama Dwivedi

The glare is back on the debate whether it be called rape if a man goes back on his marriage promise succumbing to the social pressure or change of heart

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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