Sometime in the middle of 2020 the Netflix show Indian Matchmaking became a social phenomenon taking the internet by storm, and rightfully so for all the wrong reasons. It should not be difficult for a viewer to notice dominant-caste and upper-class people on the show legitimating themselves by promoting beliefs and values congenial to them. … More The Violent Materialization of Caste in Indian Matchmaking
The issue of Gender discrimination is something that haunts our communities. National Crime Records inform us that in the year 2006 two women were reported as being raped every hour, of course we are well aware of the number of cases that do not go reported and the number of cases that cannot be reported. … More Dismantling Patriarchy
Whose side are you on? The recent story of Pen Farthing made me think and ask an uncomfortable question. Now you may be asking just who exactly is Pen Farthing. He is a former British Marine , who after his stint was over started a charity. The charity was based out of Afghanistan which by … More Human Rights or Animal Rights?
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.
Let's seize this opportunity to build better, stronger, resilient, and equal societies!