India’s #MeToo backlash: accusers battle intimidation, threats and lawsuits

Six months after a wave of accusations against some of the country’s most powerful men, many women are now embroiled in litigation

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‘Like any other job’: Indian sex workers lobby for pensions and healthcare

Five million sex workers vow to vote en bloc in national elections in effort to have rights acknowledged

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More light, more sun, May brings gardeners the promise of an endless summer

Get sowing – summer squash, sweet peas, calendula, tagetes, peas, salad – and enjoy this special time of year

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Why do we separate the mother and child victims of domestic abuse?

It is a grotesque indictment of the child protection system that women are blamed for failing their children, not supported

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I’m glad I started a debate, says athlete who breastfed on ultra-marathon

Sophie Power was stunned to be a social media hit but is pleased maternal guilt is being discussed

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Good Samaritans in Chandigarh please save this poor dog!

Rajesh Ahuja and Meera Ahuja CHANDIGARH: This is an appeal to concerned pet lovers, citizens, the satraps of Chandigarh Administration

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Sexy selfies may be lucrative – but they won’t overthrow the patriarchy

A study of #hot tags on Instagram says it’s about women maximising their lot, but nudity is about control by men

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How to tell if your cat is happy and healthy (and how to tell if it’s not)

Cats are masters of deception, which means sometimes you have to be a pretty good detective to figure out what’s going on with your feline’s wellbeing. Take a cue by watching out for these signs

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Poor sleep makes people pile on the pounds, study finds

Disrupted sleep alters metabolism and boosts body’s ability to store fat, data shows

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We can’t look away: the guilt-inducing spectacle of outdoor fitness

What is it that stirs agitation when we witness displays of athletic pride? Is it simply that we feel guilty for not exercising?

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Raymond Blanc: three books that taught me how to cook

Chef Raymond Blanc arrived in Britain 45 years ago with no English and no idea how to cook. But he quickly learned both – thanks to these three chefs …

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10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation in Somalia

Case is first confirmed fatality in years from complications of procedure, in a country where 98% of women and girls are cut

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