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Support the survivor: How to be an ally when someone has been sexually harassed

What does it mean to be a good ally to the MeToo movement and how can we all be one?

Body dysmorphic disorder, explained: Why your body image issues may be far more serious

The idea that there exists a ‘perfect’ body has led to many in India to live with body image issues, which may lead to something more serious — body dysmorphic disorder.

TNM Fact Check: The pictures of 'new' Rs 1000 notes are fake

Several posts on social media warned people to return their 2000-rupee notes to the banks, stating that the RBI was planning to withdraw them.

Easy access to credit can put you in a debt trap: How to avoid falling into one

Short-term instant loans often come with high interest rates and can go up to as high as 20% on some platforms.

When Dalits in Kerala are forced to bury their dead under the kitchen

It has been a problem for years and continue to remain so, with Dalit colonies allotted minimal lands and panchayats devoid of public graveyards.

Ignoring stack of evidence, how Andhra cops killed probe in a 15-yr-old’s rape case

A 5-member committee under the Collector clearly pointed to sexual assault and murder – and yet, the police chose to drop those charges, and instead called it abetment to suicide.

Desperation and discontent are brewing in Hyderabad’s labour addas

Thousands of construction workers wait in Hyderabad’s labour addas for work, often for hours together without shelter, basic facilities, or the promise of a day’s wages.

Reading the judgment: How justice for Walayar sisters was let down by a shoddy probe

In this story, we inspect the judgment from September 30, 2019, acquitting one of the accused named Pradeep Kumar.

POCSO criminalising teen sexuality? NCRB data suggests that may be true

The age of consent in India is 18, which makes any sexual activity between teen couples – regardless of whether it is consensual – criminal under POCSO.

How to fight drought and build livelihoods: This Karnataka lake offers a blueprint

The Hunassina Lake in Hassan may serve as a model for Bengaluru or Chennai on how to restore lakes, and build and sustain an economy around it.