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A fighter for justice

Assam’s first transgender judge, Swati Bidhan Baruah, talks about tokenism against the trans community and issues within the judicial system Swati Bidhan Baruah, 26, made…

London calling

Indian billionaires love London, so much so that it has become their second home. These billionaires include not just the fugitives who feel safe in…

The lure of folk lore

Two JNU scholars have documented traditional folk theatre of Bihar and paid tribute to the legendary Bhikhari Thakur His name might spell like a beggar,…

Scent of a woman

DRAG QUEEN IKSHAKU, WHOSE STAGE NAME IS KHUSHBOO, IS A GAY MAN WHO FEELS APPLYING MAKEUP AND WEARING HIGH HEELS IS LIKE STEPPING INTO A…

Dial jail for murder

The killing of Munna Bajrangi inside Baghpat jail by another incarcerated gangster may have been a political settlement of sorts Ever since the Yogi Adityanath…

Hearing the unheard

Spunky and unstoppable, Deshna Jain, India’s contestant at the Deaf International pageant in Taiwan will make her presence felt without being able to speak a…

Modesty exemplified

Dr Bharat Vaswani, who has won the Magsaysay Award for taking 7,000 mentally ill off the streets and reuniting them with their families, hopes society…

The battle for an arm

After nearly a decade’s struggle, the Delhi High Court ruled that Mahender and Ramwati Koli were entitled to free prosthetic arms for their son Ritik…

Medical messiah

For the last 10 years, Omkar Nath Sharma, popularly known as Medicine Baba, has been going door to door collecting unused medicines and donating them…