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Activist demands apology from Bengal Education Minister over “Lesbianism is against Bengal’s culture” remark

Kolkata: When a group of girls at Kamala Girls High School were made to sign a confession letter stating that they are lesbian, what the school’s headmistress did out of prejudice to teach the students...

Joyita Mondal: Transgender, who left home, begged, slept at platform but now holds the most respectable job

Kolkata: She has had to sleep on a bus stop or railway station. Hotels have refused accommodation. She has been bullied for her identity. But she only let these experiences propel her forward, to scale...

Queen Harish: The Man, The Woman, The Performer

 Jaisalmer/Kolkata: He slips into the gait of a woman to set the stage on fire and when the show is over, he has a different identity – a doting father and a loving husband. Between...

Widow resolves to not let anyone die without treatment, gets fourth highest civilian honour

Kolkata: The Humanity Hospital at Haspukur village stands taller than any government hospital in India. For the foundation of this hospital was laid by no politician, leader or business tycoon, but by a visionary lady,...

IAS Vijaya Jadhav: An officer and a gentlewoman

Giridih: Four months is just not enough for any officer or politicians to bring about a major change in the outlook of a city.  Especially, when the city has once been listed as one of...

#MeToo, moved thousands of Indian women to express the sexual abuse they faced

Kolkata: Over the past 24 hours, #MeToo has been trending over the internet. For, those walking in late, #Metoo, is a social media campaign initiated by Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano, after the scandal of Hollywood...