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Reading Mr Modi's mind

Mr Modi has shown an enormous penchant for risks that would deter most other politicians

Shreekant Sambrani 

Shreekant Sambrani Nirmala Sitharaman broke through the ultimate glass ceiling when she became India’s defence minister. That was the banner headline event in the latest reshuffle of the Modi Sarkar. We are not exactly a gender-sensitive society. Female foetuses continue to be aborted, girl-children get the short end of the stick even from their own parents, young women get gratuitous advice about their clothing and behaviour from self-styled patriarchs, including many votaries of the ruling dispensation, brides are harassed for dowry and women, even small girls, walk in the shadow of possible physical ...

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 22:42 IST
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