INDIA

In ‘Milestone’ Victory, UN Declares Eradication of Leaded Petrol Use

"If we can phase out one of the most dangerous polluting fuels in the 20th century, we can absolutely phase out all fossil fuels.”


Environment

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INDIA

Mumbai Records One of the Biggest Clusters of Children With Covid19

The finding adds to concerns about the lack of guidelines or approved vaccines for treating or safeguarding children against Covid19.

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INDIA

Mumbai Fish Workers Escalate Protest Against Displacement, Loss of Livelihood

The municipal body demolished a fish market in Dadar earlier this month, allegedly without informing the fish workers.


Pan Asian

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INDIA

State Is Responsible if Malnourished Children Die in the Tribal Belt: Bombay HC

"There isn't a single gynecologist or pediatrician available in the region" despite several malnutrition-related deaths, the court noted.

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AUSTRALIA

Notions Of Sexuality Can Change After Reading Theories of Its Non‑Rigidity: Study

An Australian study found that people’s reported sexual orientation can change after reading more information about it, giving further weight to the idea that sexuality exists on a spectrum and is not as rigid as was once believed.


LGBTQ

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ITALY

12,000‑Year‑Old Roman Burial Site Raises Concerns Of Rising Lead Pollution

As one of the most abundantly used heavy metals, lead has had a complicated relationship with human history due to its effects on human health and the environment. A 12,000-year-old burial site in Italy confirmed just how fraught this relationship has been — researchers found that with every increase in the usage of lead, there was a corresponding increase in lead pollution that was found in the remains of 132 individuals at the site.


Environment

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INDIA

Sex Workers Fight for Home and Dignity in Nagpur Red Light Area

The sealing of the Ganga Jamuna red light area in Nagpur last week has triggered protests by sex work organizations and civic groups. The residents, more than 1,200 sex workers, note the closure hampers their trade and impinges on fundamental rights.

About 1,500 sex workers are affected due to barricades in the Ganga-Jamuna red light area over "illegal sex trade" concerns.


Pan Asian

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INDIA

It’s Okay: To Be Mediocre

Proving your exceptionalism -- especially on social media -- can be exhausting. A seemingly 'average' life empowers personal choice.


Pan Asian

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INDIA

How Much Can You Blame Your Childhood for How You Are?

This week, we discuss how our upbringing shapes us in adulthood, and how much we should hold our parents/guardians responsible


Pan Asian, Women

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INDIA

In the Gig Economy, Customers are Complicit in Labor Exploitation

“My life depends on ratings and they’ve understood that."


Pan Asian

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INDIA

Women’s Entry In the NDA Might Change Curriculum, Infrastructure

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow women in the military academy has sparked debate about inclusivity in the military.


Women

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Urbanization Is Causing Mammals to Grow Bigger in Size, Shows Study

While climate change is causing some animals to shrink, city-based mammals are becoming heftier due to human food waste.


Environment

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INDIA

What the Loss of Movie Theaters Means for a Culture

By endangering the legacy of cinema halls, the pandemic has denied people a gateway to entertainment, and a part of their own selves.

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INDIA

Single Mothers Conceiving Via IVF Need Not Disclose Sperm Donor’s Name: Kerala HC

For such applicants, the court prescribed a separate form that does not ask for the name and other details of the father.


Pan Asian, Women

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INDIA

What We Know About Intranasal Covid19 Vaccines So Far

Intranasal vaccines can be administered by untrained healthcare workers too, and in smaller quantities than intramuscular ones.

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INDIA

Do Women Need To Be Protected?

This week, we discuss 'Love Jihad,' Rani Mukerji’s self-defence advice, and the problems with how we talk about women’s safety.


Pan Asian, Women

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INDIA

Do Our Films Need a Censor Board?

As filmmakers challenge highly controversial amendments to the Cinematograph Act, The Swaddle team discusses the history of the censor board in India, and whether we really need it.


Pan Asian

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INDIA

Does the 'Dream Job' Exist?

This week, we discuss how rom coms depict dream jobs, “I don’t dream of labour” memes, and the downfall of girlboss culture.


Pan Asian

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