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MAKERS: Women Who Make India

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    The ‘Unfair’ Selection: Do Arranged Marriages Still Conform to Narrow Ideals of Beauty?

    The nation might have progressed and become ‘modern’ but the story is quite different in reality. The Indian society perpetuates the belief that women who do not tick all boxes in the ‘perceived beauty checklist’ might not find the ‘right partner’, or could remain single for life.

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    Speedster Hima Das appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police of Assam

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday formally presented international athlete Hima Das with the letter appointing her to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

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    Bail For Young Activists, OTT Regulation And More: Here’s What Women Discussed Last Week

    Last week, women did not mince their words while holding age-old, misogynistic, patriarchal, and discriminatory institutions accountable for their actions. Be it in terms of a failing democracy, climate change, or gender-based discrimination, there was plenty of conversation that went around social media in the past week.

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    Hima Das, Dutee Chand Win Gold at Indian Grand Prix II

    India’s star sprinters Hima Das and Dutee Chand clinched gold medals at the Indian Grand Prix II.

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    Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur Granted Bail

    Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested on January 12 from a labourers' protest at Kundli border point, was today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in an attempt to murder case.

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    Meet Gitanjali Yadav: The Botanist Who Is Redefining Our Relationship With Plants

    Plant biologist Gitanjali Yadav's journey started by observing beautiful orchids as a teenager in Shillong. Today, she is associated with the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, with stereochemistry as her field of research.

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    DMK Inviting Vairamuthu To Event Shows How The #Metoo Movement Is A Political Failure

    The DMK party and its chief MK Stalin came under severe criticism for inviting #MeToo accused Vairamuthu as the chief guest for an event recently. This incident is another proof of how #MeToo is a political failure. It disrespects and makes a mockery of women like Sripaada who face harassment and decide to speak up.

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    Learning Financial Independence: Why Is Health Insurance Essential For Women

    Women’s health is often a woefully neglected aspect. Research shows that women tend to live longer than men and hence require extended healthcare services. Despite standing at higher risk of chronic illnesses compared to men, only a small percentage of women in India have health insurance. In this episode of Learning Financial Independence with Dipika Jaikishan, Co-founder & COO , Basis, we are going to talk about the importance of health insurance in women’s lives. Interview by Geetika Sachdev; Video edited by Venkatesh

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    Mamata Banerjee: As Long As There Is Life In Me, I Will Not Be Afraid Of Any Intimidation

    We bring to you words by the fearless political leader Mamata Banerjee in today's thought of the day. She says, "my mother tongue Bangla has taught me to fight like a tiger and not to be afraid of rats. We have fought against guns and are not afraid of fighting against rats." (Video by Venkatesh)

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    ElsaMarie D'Silva: Capital Punishment Is Not The Answer For Violence

    A ChangeMAKER who is working towards creating awareness around the issues of sexual and gender based violence, ElsaMarie D'Silva spoke to MAKERS India on the disadvantages of allowing capital punishment for sexual and gender based crimes. (Interview by Poorvi Gupta, produced by Varnika Gupta, video edited by SivaPrasad Dokku)