Chinese, Chinki, made in China, Korean, and now Corona are a few of the many racial slurs that have been hurled at me. The issue does not just stay with me but is echoed by many Northeast Indian migrants. Here’s how a typical conversation would go for me, “Are you from China? I say no … More Why are we still seeking acceptance?
Sometime last week, in the effort to teach my niece a new name, I asked her to repeat after me the name of one of my Northeastern friends. And she did it with ease. (To those of us from ‘mainland’ India, the names of those from Northeast India generally tend to be harder to pronounce). … More What My Three-Year Old Niece Taught Me
Growing up in an Indian family and living in an Indian society is a schooling process by itself. We are taught to do so much and taught what not to do so much more. It takes the journey to adulthood to identify which of the taught skills we should follow and which not to. A … More Break ‘em clutches!
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!