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How women are feeling the full force of the Indian government's crackdown on dissent

On 13 February 2021, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old climate activist was arrested by the Indian police. Her alleged crime? Editing a Google Doc ‘toolkit’ containing information on how to support the ongoing farmers’ protests in India. Toolkits are standard advocacy material used to coordinate protests and educate people about a movement. But in this instance, the Delhi Police named Ravi as a “key conspirator” alongside climate activist Greta Thunberg

Colonisation robbed me of my mother tongue – and my identity

When I moved to the UK last year, aged 24, the first thing I noticed was that I understood every word strangers spoke to me. I didn’t have to rack my brain for the best word to describe a feeling in English – because I’ve been learning, speaking and thinking in this language my whole life. You might think this sounds peculiar – but I grew up Chennai, a bustling metropolis in southern India, where the local language is Tamil.

Why does the white boy always get the girl in Netflix rom-coms?

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth are two of Netflix’s most popular young adult franchises, having already spawned multiple sequels (the third instalments are slated for the near future). As with the majority of American high school movies, both are replete with mean girls, bad boys, misfit best friends, clandestine romances and college applications – and both revolve around typical teen girls who have a crush on the school heartthrob, who happens to be out of her league an

How This Woman Went From Barista To Cam Girl During The Coronavirus Lockdown

On 31st March, Texas announced a lockdown restricting public movement to essential services and activities. Molly Thorne(27) was among the first to lose her job as a barista when the independent coffee shop she was working at was forced to shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. With her primary source of income cut off, she wasted no time in setting up a business that would keep her afloat during the lockdown—camming.

Why a Separate Law for Honor Killings Is the Need of the Hour

In India, even amid a nationwide lockdown, the practice of honor killing reared its ugly head in the southern state of Tamil Nadu last week. With the Covid19 pandemic rendering jobs scarce, M. Sudhakar, 24, was forced to return to his village of Morappan Thangal, where he was murdered by his wife’s father and another relative. The couple, who had eloped and married six months ago, had been forcibly separated, unlawfully, by a local panchayat for marrying outside their castes.

The Hindu Metroplus

From field to wasteland

“Do you know where you could find crocodiles in Chennai?” asked environmentalist Arun Krishnamurthy. “Crocodile bank!” yelled some in the audience, while others nodded in agreement. Arun laughed and agreed, “Sadly, that’s the only place you can find them now. But there was a time when crocodiles were natives of the Cooum river that ran through the city.” The Founder of Environmentalists Foundation of India (EFI), Arun spent the weekend moderating town-hall meetings at colleges around the city:

It’s all about approach

Sonam Wangchuk was 12 years old when he ran away from Srinagar to Delhi and appealed his case to a school principal. “In Srinagar, I was called a dumb child and branded a ‘failure’ when I couldn’t understand what was going on in class, because I came from a completely different language and culture,” he recalls in a talk organised by the Rotary Club of Madras. This was a problem for many Ladakhi children, where the education system did more harm than good. Taken aback by Sonam’s enthusiasm to l

‘This is a great time for women in cinema’

A year after tying the knot and a host of releases lined up, Samantha Akkineni has us believing that an actress can really have it all. In a chat with MetroPlus , she talks about her upcoming films, women, and choosing scripts. U Turnis the remake of the successful Kannada film. You were very intent on making this happen. Why is that? I believed that it needed a larger audience. And since I’ve always been in touch with director Pawan Kumar from the time he made Lucia , it was about time we wo

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GDPR is coming- Part 2: What this means for your form building « Zoho Blog

Overwhelmed by the barrage of privacy and security jargon floating around you recently? Read our previous post on the GDPR, to get an idea of how Zoho is dealing with it. If you’re using Zoho Forms and wondering how the GDPR affects your forms specifically, don’t fret! We’ve done all the hard reading for you, so we can break down this seemingly intimidating thing called the GDPR and what it means for your form building.

This Earth Day, go paperless with Zoho Forms « Zoho Blog

Whether selling socks or self-driving cars, if you’re still using paper forms, you’re not doing it right. Here are 6 reasons why you should go digital: It’s 2018, and one of the main priorities of many businesses today is moving toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly model. 35% of printed office paper ends up in the trash by the end of the day. That level of waste is bad for business, and using online forms cuts down on it. An average document is copied ten times. Ten times! That waste of
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