Pallavi Pundir

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Priyanka Chopra’s Controversial Tweet During Indo-Pak Tensions Finds UN Support

The actor was criticised for snubbing a Pakistani activist who called her a hypocrite for her patriotic tweet during Indo-Pak tensions. This week, a Pakistani minister had called for the UN to revoke her Goodwill Ambassador status.
Pallavi Pundir
2 days ago
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India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
Photos

This Photographer Captures the People Caught Between Violence and Politics in Kashmir

“Kashmir is misinterpreted and misunderstood so much, and there's this narrative that Kashmir is 'ours.' The conflict has been nationalised to such an extent that it's not about the individuals themselves who’re from the region.”
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
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China Rejects Same-Sex Marriage, Says Only Heterosexual Unions ‘Suit Country’s Condition’

Homosexuality is not a crime in the country but conversion therapy and persecution are rampant.
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
lifestyle

Some Indian Women Are Quietly Cancelling Their Periods, and It’s Empowering

While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice.
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
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Chinese Broadcaster Uses Famous Holocaust Poem to Compare Hong Kong Protesters to Nazis

The state news agency tweaked a poem by German pastor Martin Niemöller’s anti-Nazi poem, effectively comparing protesters to cowardly Germans who didn’t stand up to the Nazis.
Pallavi Pundir
4 days ago
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India's Gujarat State Is the New ‘Favourite’ Route for Pakistani Cartels Smuggling Drugs to the West

“If a fisherman brings five kgs of heroin along with 500 kgs of fish in his boat, it is very difficult to catch him.”
Pallavi Pundir
8.19.19
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It Will Soon Be Illegal to Get Paid as a Surrogate Mother in India

The proposed bill says surrogacy will only involve Indian couples, and will be done by a ‘close relative’, with no money involved.
Pallavi Pundir
8.7.19
LGBTQ

Like a Lot of India, I Used to Have a Problem With Gay People And Didn't Even Know That Was a Problem

Ten years ago, I accidentally stopped a friend from coming out for a very long time, even to herself. Today, I acknowledge how I may have been a part of oppression of the LGBTQ+ community without even realising it.
Pallavi Pundir
8.2.19
LGBTQ

Drag Queens Tell Us Why Dating is So Difficult in India

“I have come across people who jump straight to, ‘I want to fuck you in drag.' These are the people you block in life.”
Pallavi Pundir
7.30.19
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India’s Supreme Court Seems Very Reluctant to Appoint a Gay Judge

A report by the Intelligence Bureau declared the man “a security risk,” while others say it's got a lot more to do with his sexual orientation.
Pallavi Pundir
7.29.19
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Pakistan is Cracking Down on 'Toxic' Skin-Whitening Creams

The Ministry of Climate Change has found “excessive amount of mercury” in more than 50 local and international fairness products.
Pallavi Pundir
7.29.19
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