The brutality of the Hathras rape was mind-boggling. The questions that beg asking are these: Could the behaviour of the police have been the same if the girl belonged to an upper class and caste? Would the media have maintained a dogged silence for 2 weeks if this had happened in a metropolis? And would those in power remain silent if the incident had happened in a state ruled by the Opposition?Read more
India has been a victim of misappropriation & biopiracy of our genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, many of which have been patented in other countries e.g. Neem and Haldi.Read more
The combined effect of riverbank erosion & flooding takes away lives and destroys properties every year in the villages of Bhagwangola II block in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Yet, the devastation is paid the required attention neither by the media nor the disaster management agencies.Read more
Unless the size of the civil society enlarges to encompass most of the Indian citizenry, the psycho-cultural idea of the nation and the politico-legal concept of the state are unlikely to reinforce one another.Read more
Recently, the Centre has constituted the National Council for Transgender Persons to formulate policies, legislation and projects regarding members of the community for achieving equality and full participation by them.Read more
The third gender is still seen as something unnatural and against the community laws. Even the larger picture is bleak for most lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people in India.Read more
The response and coverage by media in the case of Ram Mandir Janmabhoomi Pujan shows a stark difference in their approach from that of the Kashmir issue.Read more
In today’s urban developed India, the people taking care of the street dogs are fulfilling their Constitutional duty towards the community animals by ensuring their right to thrive and maintain the local ecosystem.Read more
Feminism, a movement that was designed with the primary motive to bring women and men to the same point and podium of equality is now being misused by women to excel and move above and beyond their gender-counterparts.Read more
The article deals with the various ways in which mainstream Indian news media has deviated from the path of journalism and has become a mouthpiece of few organisations. It highlights the harm being inflicted by them on the Indian society and the way to revamp it.Read more
After the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by WHO, India underwent lockdown starting last week of March 2020 and stopped all the ongoing activities considering that there was no other alternative to prevent community transmission. Now with the beginning of unlocking, introspecting the handling of COVID-19 lockdown holds relevance.
The continuation of the lockdowns one after the other caused the uncertainty to grow exponentially. This resulted in the migrant population making their own arrangements in the absence of any public transport. The instances of people travelling by trucks, loaders, rickshaw, auto, motorbike, cycle, and foot have been witnessed which proved more challenging than COVID-19. Travelling back to native places became a psychological challenge to them. The country witnessed a good number of deaths during such a mass movement.
Lockdown Guidelines India 3.0Read more
With the ticking of the clock, the celebration of 1st May as ‘International Workers Day’ or ‘Labour Day’ to commemorateRead more
“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”― Aristotle In simple words, poverty refers to the denial of choices and opportunities,Read more
In view of the challenges faced by civilization, the United Nations Development Programme has been pushing for the realization ofRead more