“Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become disturbed within me?” Around this time last yeara teenage girl lured by the promise of employment,imprisoned, gang-raped and sold. “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;Lord, hear my voice.Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.” Lord of the nations, … More A Lament for Unnao and Kathua
heartbreak – ubiquitous experience and yet, the one least spoken about. from a broken favourite toy, or a classmate having the superman pencil you can’t have, to a betrayal in a relationship the death of hope itself or the injustice we witness to self and others, heartbreak is simply the breaking of the heart. and … More anatomy of a heartbreak
Hearts were expectant as the Covid-19 pandemic was going to be ‘the era of history’ that never occurred nor would likely recur. The onset of the Covid-19 was a dream come true for many homes, despite the distress in its trail. Families could have deeper bonding, intimacy and quality time of togetherness; which was earlier … More The Greater Pandemic than the Covid-19
On February 9th, 1976, the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was enacted to end the oppressive and brutal practice of Bonded Labour across all States and to uphold the fundamental rights against exploitation of every citizen. However, it is not a relic of the past as sometimes understood.
45 years ago Bonded Labour was declared a crime punishable by law. Years later, on this day the 9th of February, the Government of Karnataka reaffirmed its commitment to #EndBondedLabour.
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