13 April, 2021
Cover Story

Who Pays The Homemaker

They cook, clean, do the dishes, bring up the kids, look after the family...a full-time job, but they never get paid. This poll season, several parties—starting with Kamal Haasan’s MNM, promise a fixed pay for homemakers. Will that bring them within the 'working woman' category and guarantee pay and perks?

Jyotika Sood, Lola Nayar
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April 19, 2021

Cover Story

  • Interview

    ‘When A Woman Chooses To Look After...’

    Can and should the State assign monetary value to an invaluable relationship between mother and child or for that matter a husband and...

    April 19, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Debate

    Mrs Working Housewife

    Should homemakers be paid for their household work and is there a better alternative to make them financially independent?

    April 19, 2021 | Outlook Bureau
  • Pay Parity

    Not Content To Be Second Leads

    The Indian film industry underpaid and undermined female artistes for far too long. A new generation of women have triggered...

    April 19, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

National

  • Pollscape/Tamil Nadu

    Kazhagam Of Appeals

    Stalin is the face of a DMK publicity blitz; AIADMK and DMK play a match of parry and riposte and campaign speakers lose their pole...

    April 19, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Pollscape/Kerala

    A Platter Divided

    The Left rides on welfare and its rivals bank on faith

    April 19, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Bengal/Polls

    Pens Against The Tide

    Bengal’s intellectuals, hitherto agents of political transformation, are viscerally opposed to the BJP’s call for change

    April 19, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Interview

    ‘Covid-Suitable Behaviour Is Best Social...’

    In view of the Covid pandemic’s dynamic and evolving nature, no fixed number or target or a time frame can be assigned for the...

    April 19, 2021 | Outlook
  • Punjab/Agriculture

    Watering A Green Evolution

    Amarinder Singh government pushes for crops that need less water...and save underground aquifers

    April 19, 2021 | G.P. Singh
  • Opinion

    Tackling Mobile Warfare

    ‘Base areas’ are pockets of a security vacuum and security forces can break the Maoists’ military capability by setting up more camps...

    April 19, 2021 | R.K. Vij

International

Diplomacy/India-Russia

Keeping Old Friends

Recent geostrategic concerns have pulled India and Russia in opposite directions. But the traditional allies have the maturity to respect each other’s core interests.

April 19, 2021 | Seema Guha

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    Spring In Their Steps

    A welcome Bihu break—song, dance, revelry and pleasing mekhela-sador—after weeks of verbal...

    April 19, 2021 | Anupam Bordoloi
  • Snapshot

    Needed: Mouth Curfew

    Odisha’s corona situation is distressing, no doubt—and perhaps curfews are called for. But a...

    April 19, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Snapshot

    Appa Vs Appa

    A minister complaining to the governor about his own CM? It can happen when you have...

    April 19, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    April 19, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

April 19, 2021

Draconian Shadow Of Sushashan

It’s come to this. Mr Good Governance passes a 'black law' in the dead of night—after a legislative day turned into a riot. Bihar...

April 19, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Arts & Entertainment

Bollywood/Trends

Palace Of Horrors, House Of Mirth Bollywood

They will make your flesh creep with terror, then double you up with laughter—for B-town is drenched in horror-comedies.

April 19, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
Review/Art and Culture

‘I Never Tried To Fit Into Boxes Because None Of The Boxes Would Let Me In’

Taapsee Pannu, winner of this year’s Filmfare Best Actress award, speaks about playing the role of a cricket icon and how it has...

April 19, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Books

Excerpt

Who Is The Mother Of Your Prakrit?

The story of Indian languages has been the story of miscegenation, of the ­mixing of language blood-groups

April 19, 2021 | Peggy Mohan
Book Review

Between Stardust And Reality

Soumitra’s versatility went beyond acting. This book gives him his due as a poet, thespian and painter.

April 19, 2021 | Anjana Basu

Diary

Anil Dharker Diary

A slender beau right out of Botticelli, a pocket intellectual, a spritz of glitter in Bombay soirees with a global slipstream…complete...

April 19, 2021 | Geeta Doctor

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

April 19, 2021