Saas, Bahu and Social Networks: How a Mother-in-law Influences a Rural Indian Woman’s Personal and Family Well-being

New Delhi: While most young women in urban India enjoy greater opportunities these days to form and benefit from social connections created online as well as offline, a study suggests many of their rural counterparts are not so fortunate. And the blame could, in many cases, lie with the mother-in-law. The working paper ‘Curse of…

Rajya Sabha Sets up Informal Group to Study Issues Related to Pornographic Content on Internet

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday announced that a 14-member informal group will study issues related to pornographic content on internet and social media platforms. The group, which will be coordinated by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, will prepare its report within one month, he said. Naidu constituted the informal group…

Kashmiri Bride and Groom

Kashmir is a heavenly place and is the crown of India. It is the land of beautiful valleys, lakes and mountain peaks. The people of Kashmir have resemblance with the societies of north India rather than with other Himalayan people. The population in this region is stratified due to religion and caste system and has…

Rs 400/kg in Pakistan, but sky-high prices not a problem as devotees feast on tomato dish at Kartarpur Sahib

Sai Das cuts vegetables A heap of tomatoes outside Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib kitchen belied the essential vegetable’s current luxury status in markets across Pakistan. At close to (Indian) Rs 200 per kg (Pakistani Rs 400), tomato prices may have gone through the roof across the border, but thanks to devotees carrying supplies as an offering…

Caricatures

Caricatures have probably influenced your opinions and viewpoints in ways you never even realized. If you have ever looked at an editorial caricature in a Sunday paper, and agreed with it, objected to it, or simply found it funny, then you have been influenced by this art form. Caricatures have certainly evolved from the early…