The initiative is a bid to communicate that public places also belong to women, but critics and experts say that without structural and policy changes to address violence against women, it is merely a token gesture.
Some gay and transgender Indians, forced to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown, have struggled to hide their true selves from their loved ones.
Women’s groups say there has been a rise in reports of abuse, with several groups protesting outside liquor stores when they reopened.
Across the country, activists are scraping together everything they can to keep animals from dying. But misinformation and police inaction aren’t helping.
Indians protesting against a new citizenship law have moved from messaging apps to the video-sharing platform TikTok to capture a wider audience.
He may look more Chinese, but Charles Ma doesn’t let tradition stop him from dancing Bharatanatyam, something usually performed by Indian women – even when his teacher asked him to wear pink lipstick and earrings.