Day: September 7, 2018

I Am a Queer Journalist. This is How I Felt Inside A Newsroom on Section 377 Verdict Day

“Bhaiya, OTP?” my cab driver questions me with an air of studied nonchalance as I hurriedly get into the car, my eyes firmly fixated at my phone’s screen, scrolling through a particular hashtag on Twitter. Sure enough, I catch my grandmother mutter some illegible sentence about me skipping breakfast. It is a normal day, except […]

Injured Nadal Stops, Putting Del Potro Back in US Open Final

Defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from his US Open semifinal because of a painful right knee after dropping the opening two sets, putting Juan Martin del Potro back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since he won the 2009 title at Flushing Meadows. Del Potro was leading 7-6 (3), 6-2 after two […]

CBI court rejects Indrani Mukerjea’s plea for bail, say claims of ill health ‘exaggerated’

Mumbai: A  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday rejected a bail application of Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea. File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI Mukerjea had applied for bail in August, citing ill-health and a “threat” to her life in the prison. The court, however, rejected her plea, saying she would […]

Section 377 Verdict: Will the LGBTQ Community Still Be Asked These Bizarre Questions?

New Delhi: Writing history, the Supreme Court today ruled in favour of of decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. While India celebrates with the LGBTQ community, questions are bound to arise about the nature of changes that India’s queer community can expect now. Even though the SC verdict is a massive victory, will […]

SC Read Down 377 And My Parents Told Me to Broadcast My Sexuality

I am so gay today ( literally and figuratively ), as I am no longer a criminal. While I pen down my message, it’s my sincere request to everyone to share this message. I hope it reaches folks who are struggling within and also their families. Please do not hesitate in sharing. If you hesitate, […]

Case filed against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over ‘will kidnap girls’ remark

Mumbai: A non-cognisable offence was registered Friday against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over his controversial “will kidnap the girl” remarks. While Kadam represents Ghatkopar constituency in Mumbai, a woman social activist lodged a complaint against him at Barshi Police Station in Solapur district, said a police official. A non-cognisable case under IPC […]

‘My Son is Not a Criminal’: This Heartwarming Coming Out Story is What EVERY Parent Needs to Read

An argument, out of the gazillion other arguments, that one encounters while defending ‘gay rights’ (read: human rights) is, “Your parents fed you and raised you so you could be gay? They will be heartbroken when you come out to them.” And true, coming out to the parents about your sexuality has got to be […]

Virat & Co Give Guard of Honour to Alastair Cook in Farewell Test

English cricketer Alastair Cook received a guard of honour from the Indian team, a handshake from Virat Kohli and a standing ovation from the Oval crowd as he walked out to bat in his 161st and final Test on Friday, 7 September. The 33-year-old Cook is playing his final Test for England after which he […]

Nitin Gadkari asks auto industry to change its mindset, tells companies to be more future-oriented

New Delhi: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday asked auto companies for a “little change in mindsets” by giving more priority to the future while assuring them of government support with clear policies. File image of Nitin Gadkari. PTI Speaking at the MOVE global mobility summit, the minister said the government was clear with […]

This is What Happened When a ‘Friendly’ Lion Climbed into a Safari Van Filled With Tourists

A meal on wheels, eh? (Image: YouTube) Loading… Ever had a lion accompany you on a safari trip? Well, that’s precisely what happened at Taigan Safari Park in Vilnohirsk, Crimea, where a lion was filmed jumping into a vehicle with tourists sitting inside. The video of the incident was shared by the park on YouTube. […]