Men wearing makeup is the ‘new normal’

From Harry Styles and Ranveer Singh to ordinary men, men are embracing makeup, sarees, skirts, jewellery and painted nails. Bengaluru: Paati Purohit, a Gender Consultant at JSW Foundation, Vijaynagar said social media is helping men to normalize breaking gender stereotypes. She said that social media influencers and, feminist and LGBTQIA activists’ accounts have made it […]

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Notice on loudspeakers leave religious preachers tense

Police said that places of worship did not need permission to use loudspeakers before. Shivaskanda stands calmly in front of the Balambika temple in the heart of bustling Shivajinagar. The area, known for its noisy markets, has a variety of temples, mosques, and churches. He is the third generation in his family to take care […]

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The Christian welfare association condemns Muthalik’s allegations

The allegations of forced conversion have no basis, they said. Bangalore: Freedom Park, a venue for numerous political and social demonstrations, saw an infusion of bishops and priests on Wednesday. The Karnataka Christian Social Welfare Association is protesting against allegations made by Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik. Previously, Muthalik had claimed that the association […]

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Kannada bridging gaps between communities at Jamia Masjid

Kannada teaching workshop for women teachers by Federation of Muslim Educational Institutes in Yeshwanthpur. Bengaluru:In an effort to bring the communities together and promote harmony amidst the current tension in Karnataka, Federation of Muslim Educational Institutes (FMEI) and All India Ideal Teachers Association (AIITA) organised a Kannada teaching workshop at Jamia Masjid in Yeshwanthpur. M. […]

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Azan issue not new: Shivajinagar residents

Residents say the azaan (prayer) loudspeaker issue has become more intense in recent times.   Everybody kneels in unison, as the imam (priest) recites azaan (prayer) in a Bengaluru mosque—his voice echoes on the speakers, for the city to hear.  After finishing their prayer, they stand up and greet each other as they slowly disperse […]

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Rumours stay rumours: No Muslim shopkeeper targeted

There were rumours about people not buying mangoes and meat from Muslim sellers in several Bengaluru markets. “Politicians and their games. Sitting in power and doing nothing”—these were the words from one of the Muslim mango sellers from the Mango market on Jayachamrajendra (JC) road. “I have not faced any business loss over my religion. […]

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Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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Police Brutality towards Black people still on a rise

One year after George Floyd’s death, Black people are three times more likely to be killed in police encounters, in the US. Indore: Police officers in the United States of America (USA) have killed a person (almost) every day in 2021. More than 300 people have been shot dead so far, and Black people are […]

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