Old Wives

  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 4, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. "Biwi purani ho to maza nahin aata (when wives grow old there is no more fun), so said Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal at a public function. He's not the first politician to make such statements. An FIR has now been lodged against Jaiswal and...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 3, 2012

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal came under heavy criticism over his remark that old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. ...
  • Case filed against Jaiswal for 'old wife' remark October 3, 2012

    Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has landed himself in trouble after saying old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. Meanwhile, women MPs have also said that they will write to Congress President Sonia...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal under fire for 'old wives' remark October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal is being dragged over coals, but this time for saying old wives are no fun. Pressure from an embarrassed Congress, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Commission for Women forced him to apologise later. But Jaiswal still feels he did nothing...