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COVER STORY

10-01-2014

Supreme Court and Section 377

On the Supreme Court judgment recriminalising adult consensual sex and its implications and impact.

Briefing

Cover Story

A campaign at stake

SAGNIK DUITA Cover Story
The transgender community is apprehensive about the future of its movement for legal recognition and equal rights.
Cover Story

Unequal citizens

Anand Grover Cover Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment setting aside the Delhi High Court verdict on Section 377 of the IPC discriminates against consenting adults on the grounds of their sexual orientation and denies them a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution.
Cover Story

Notion of justice

Anirudh Burman Cover Story
The Supreme Court, while otherwise more than activist on several issues, has attempted a textual, conservative approach in reaching its decision in the Suresh Kumar Koushal case.
Cover Story

Back to the closet

SAGNIK DUTTA Cover Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment has grave implications for public health and HIV/AIDS advocacy programmes and to the ongoing process of sensitisation.
Cover Story

Unequal citizens

Anand Grover Cover Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment setting aside the Delhi High Court verdict on Section 377 of the IPC discriminates against consenting adults on the grounds of their sexual orientation and denies them a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution.

Drama at sea

Books
In a sense the book is a metaphor: to survive is the only meaningful action possible when man confronts the ferocity of nature.
Essay

Snooping in Modi land

The Nation
The Narendra Modi government will have egg on its face if the Government of India were to set up a commission of inquiry with terms of reference that fill the gaping loopholes in his Commission.
Cover Story

Notion of justice

Anirudh Burman Cover Story
The Supreme Court, while otherwise more than activist on several issues, has attempted a textual, conservative approach in reaching its decision in the Suresh Kumar Koushal case.
Maharashtra

Law against superstition

The Nation
The winter session of the Maharashtra State legislature, held in Nagpur, has a reputation for throwing up surprises. This session was no different.

State and land

On the new Land Acquisition Act which seeks to favour landowners at the cost of society at large.
U.S.-Afghanistan

Talking tough

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Afghan President wants a commitment that attacks on homes will stop before he ratifies the agreement that will allow U.S. troops to stay on in his country after 2014.
Rainfall

Moving cars & rainfall

Science & Technology
DRIVERS on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. This ...
Darjeeling Hills

Subash Ghising welcome to return

The Nation
Nearly six years after his unceremonious ouster from the Darjeeling Hills in North Bengal, Subash Ghising, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) ...
Medicine

Measuring slow blood flow

Science & Technology
THE measurement of blood flow in human tissues is important for the diagnosis and assessment of many diseases. Current ultrasound techniques use the ...
Travel

On the Silk Route

World Affairs

On uneven terrain

Compassionate and vivid portrayal of frustrated aspirations, failed relationships and blundering characters.
Archaeology

Settlement of history

THE recent discovery of ancient artefacts deep in the heart of the Sunderbans in West Bengal indicates that the region had human habitation as early ...
Cover Story

Back to the closet

SAGNIK DUTTA Cover Story
The Supreme Court’s judgment has grave implications for public health and HIV/AIDS advocacy programmes and to the ongoing process of sensitisation.

Silk Route map

World Affairs
Thailand

Snap poll

World Affairs
The decision on December 9 by Yingluck Shinawat- ra, Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister, to dissolve Parliament and call a snap general election ...
Cover Story

For a liberal theological reading of the Bible

Sagnik Dutta Cover Story
Interview with Reverend Winnie Varghese, rector of St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York City.

Promising move

Cover Story
IN a review petition filed before the Supreme Court on December 20, the Central government has made a strong case for a reconsideration of Koushal.

United in opposition

Cover Story
IN a country where one is accustomed to seeing bigoted religious organisations speaking at cross purposes, the unity displayed by Hindu, Muslim and ...
Cover Story

Rights & wrongs

The Supreme Court’s judgment re-criminalising adult consensual sexual relations in private brings into focus the provision in Section 377 of the IPC that affects the interests of sexual minorities.
Tamil Nadu

DMK snaps ties with Congress

The Nation
It was a nonchalant mood that prevailed at Satyamurti Bhavan, the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee’s (TNCC) headquarters, on December 17 in Chennai. B.S.
Andhra Pradesh

Bitter divide

The Nation
It is no secret that the Congress is dividing Andhra Pradesh out of sheer political expediency, driven by the motive of attracting votes in Telangana ...

Notification

The Nation
NOTIFICATION Legal Department Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar Dated the 26 November, 2013 Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 No. GK/45/ 2013/COl/ 102013/153/A: ...
Syria

Promise of peace

World Affairs
Hopes for an end to the conflict in Syria are high as the Geneva peace talks are announced and the U.S. decides to abort war plans after investigations find that the rebels used sarin.
Letter from Beirut

Contract slavery

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
With its economy dependent on remittance payments from the Gulf region, Ethiopia has remained mute to the vicious mistreatment of its citizens in Saudi Arabia, which is cynically targeting migrant labourers in order to quell growing unrest among its poor citizens.
Ecuador

‘A role for India in our future’

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Interview with Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice-President of Ecuador.
Travel

In a haven of verdure

World Affairs
THE Central Asia motoring expedition organised by the India-Central Asia Foundation (ICAF) crossed into Kyrgyz Republic eight days and 4,000 ...
Tribute

Comrade-in-arms

John Cherian World Affairs
Mandela and post-apartheid South Africa have been consistent supporters of people still trying to liberate themselves, like the Palestinians and the Sahrawis.
Mandela

Of liberation & betrayal

Aijaz Ahmad World Affairs
Nelson Mandela’s moral grandeur as a revolutionary and a prisoner stemmed from his universalist vision of equality. It is all the more tragic then that he presided over the sell-out of the hopes and aspirations of the ordinary South Africans to global capital.

Letters to the Editor

Letters
The Congress rout THE Cover Story articles (“The rout”, December 27) are well researched and informative. Indeed, the root cause of the Congress’ ...

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