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Signs of the times: Come October

Humra  Quraishi remembers classical singer Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai and we...

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The Glad and the Sad

Even as COVID-19 spikes on, the film soundtracks of yesteryear offer some solace and relief. Khalid Mohamed writes on the vast...

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Queen of Ghazals

When Danish Husain introduces his stage production of Akhtari: Dastan Bai Se Begum Tak, he says the storytelling and music format...

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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

On a humid, sweaty, honking afternoon last summer, two women were making their way through the court complex in the north Indian city of Meerut, searching for the office of...

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Are Quotas The Way To Get Women To The Top?

As a young, ambitious British lawyer, Cherie Blair was firmly against imposing quotas to help advance women’s careers but 30 years later she is happy to admit she was...

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The Right Way To Tackle Gender Inequality In The Legal Profession

In 1978, when I completed my Oxford law degree, we were told we would have to be patient, it could take 30 or 40 years before there was gender equality among the judiciary....

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