Gender Equality in Elected Office: Applying the Six Step Action Plan to the Egyptian case

Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School This session asks participants to consider applying the Six Step Action Plan to a country in the midst of revolutionary change as one specific case study — Egypt. In particular, participants [...]

Hip hop and spoken word at Harvard

Harvard Law School graduate Bryonn Bain brings his dynamic teaching style to campus this fall with his new course “Hip Hop and the Spoken Word: Theater Performance Laboratory.” An author, actor, poetry champion, prison activist, [...]

Pinki Pramanik’s privacy violated

If of late you have been sickened by the way the West Bengal Police have treated Pinki Pramanik, then think again. The extreme voyeurism exhibited in the leak of her video (that is how she identifies herself) medical ‘screening’ [...]

The great sexual continuum: What Pinki teaches us all

These issues speak of the sexuality ignorance prevailing in the world, and the need of the hour to accept the other forms off sexuality other than female or male. Hermaphroditism is a sex development disorder in which a person birthed can have [...]

Medical report claims Pinki is a ‘male pseudohermaphrodite’

Medical report claims Pinki is a ‘male pseudohermaphrodite’. Pinki Pramanik ‘incapable of rape’, gets bail The medical report of Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik hints that she is a rare case of “male pseudohermaphroditism”, [...]

Equality in marriage law

The cabinet today approved a bill that, if passed, could remove a financial constraint that deters many women locked in abusive marriages from seeking divorce. The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010 aims to give women the right to stake claim [...]

Scheme for children with cancer soon

The State Government will soon announce a scheme under which free treatment will be provided to children suffering from blood cancer. Children below 12 years will be covered by the scheme. State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed this [...]

From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz

Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times. Barrie Berg, the chief executive of American operations for What If, in one of the diner-style booths the firm installed in its Manhattan office. “There’s something very satisfying about a booth,” [...]

Bony bacteria

New species builds hard structures inside cells Scientists have discovered skeletons in the cyanobacterial closet. A never-before-seen species of cyanobacterium loads its cells with little bonelike lumps that may act as ballast, helping to [...]

A result of zero doesn’t always mean zero results

Forlorn graduate students sometimes turn to a publication called The Journal of Negative Results.* In graduate student mythology, it’s the repository for toiled-over experiments that produced nothing — no effects, no detections, no differences, [...]