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Radhika is a Senior Sub Editor with the indianexpress.com  She is an alumna of Columbia University. She tweets @radhika_iy

Union Budget 2017-18: Passing mention about women’s schemes
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

While Jaitley mentioned the central government will commission railways lines of 3,500 kms this year, and even stressed on tiny details like certain trains would be dedicated for religious tourism -- there was no mention on how safety of women in these railways would be improved or looked into

The Padmavati debacle: Hooliganism by fringe elements has become the new normal
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Even if Sanjay Leela Bhansali did take a few dramatic liberties and 'meddled' with history, does it give a band of goons (or anyone else for that matter) the right to assault him?

The many gaffes of India’s sports minister
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

To one's mind, for a Sports Minister to choose to play cricket while being blindfolded can only be described as highly insensitive.

America is filled with thousands of immigrants, many of whom made America ‘Great’
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

From Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Sundar Pichai to Joseph Pulitzer – America is a land of immigrants

From arrests of journalists to future bans on protests: Is Trump’s America all about gagging dissent?
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Last week, reports surfaced stating that Republican legislators were teaming up to propose laws which would make peaceful protests illegal in Washington, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Indian Women’s Press Corps: Free speech, journalism’s most important weapon, must be kept intact
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The moment we allow ourselves to bow to the fear of reprimand by a higher authority or bow to the exterior forces of hooliganism – the very idea of a democracy disintegrates.

Donald Trump’s Gag Rule will affect rural women in India
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Trump has reinstated the Global Gag Policy, but its on-ground impact will be damaging across the world. Women, as always, will be the victims.

Women’s March in the United States: Is India capable of showing a similar level of solidarity for our women?
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Indians are known to protest. However, seldom has one seen nation-wide, women-led rallies that fight for empowering women.

Jallikattu protests: Not new for Tamils to stand united for something they believe in
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

In Tamil Nadu, admiration or respect for something – whether it's a centuries-old cultural practice, a cinematic demigod, or a political icon – has always been accompanied by heightened emotions. Be it Jallikattu, the conflict over the Cauvery river, the unbounded reverence for Tamil superstar Rajnikanth

Air India, it’s not right for you to ground overweight cabin crew; you have bigger issues at hand
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Air India is notorious for throwing out its cabin crew for being overweight

Can the American press take on Donald Trump, the most powerful man on earth?
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Donald Trump is waging a war with the American press. He's confrontational, provocative, subversive and downright unapologetic. But on Wednesday, the US Press Corps. responded with a scathing letter, refusing to bend, break or bow.

Why Salman Khan getting away again leaves you disillusioned about the system
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

There is this nagging sense of deja vu, but to be honest no one was surprised by Salman Khan’s acquittal in Arms Act case.