A few days ago, I happened to visit an ATM to withdraw some cash. The ATM was located in a busy marketplace and in a narrow space between two shops. The machine had to be accessed by climbing a short flight of steps. At the glass fronted entrance there was a notice which referred to … More The Disabled: The invisible among us
She is pink, she is pale,He is rich, he is hale,Grooms and bridegrooms –Are for sale. Bed, almira, fridge, car,Forty once, fifty thrice,He was sold nicely priced. Years passed, tortured for more,T’was not love, mere greed.Soul butchered, there she lay. Customs, traditions, relatives didn’t save,A transaction indenture left,Burning brides, dying parents’ pride. Trauma, depression, suicide,Are … More Just let her be.
“Ente kutty!” was what a man said as he wailed about his younger sister, who was found dead in her husband’s house in Kollam, Kerala. For those unversed with Malayalam, “ente kutty” means “my little girl”. The word ‘kutty’ shows how much you love the girl, in most cases your sister or your daughter. As … More Vismaya Nair Is No More. Who’s To Blame?
You would think that after several millennia of co-existing, humankind would have figured out how to treat each other with kindness and empathy. However, this is unfortunately not the case. As a glimpse around will tell us, the world is plagued by various social injustices like discrimination on the basis of race, gender and sexuality, … More Understanding Child Abuse
India has seen more COVID cases in this second wave than any other country as the official data on the death toll indicates. People have died with a severe shortage of Oxygen supplies and hospitals and beds. The second wave of the pandemic that came like a burner blow, did not allow the authorities to … More WHO IS TO BE BLAMED?
Why it is an injustice and should be stopped. Trigger warning – Abuse, explicit What is animal testing? Animal testing refers to the procedures performed on living animals for the purpose of research into basic biology. It seeks to gather more information on a particular species and add to the current scientific knowledge. Animal testing … More Animal Testing
“Everybody wants to speak, but no one wants to listen” This is something my brother once told me as he appreciated the fact that I had learnt to become a good listener. Of course this made me very very glad, because as a child I was told I talked a lot! Well maybe I did … More They need to be heard.
Kids are the most revered beings in this world. Parents struggle hard to ensure that their kid’s lead a cosy life. They take all the pain to see the smile in the kid’s face. They guide them from Day 1 of their arrival in this world. To some extent, they ensure that they are with … More Child Abuse – Why is it happening and ways to prevent it
A meal of deliciousness for my belly. The shelter of a safe home. The comfort when I’m tucked in my bed. A gorgeously designed outfit. The love of a relationship. The fresh water that quenches my thirst. An environment of my life. In the contrary world, It is a leftover meal that satisfies them. An … More Privilege – The Eradicator of Injustice
India is a land of 1.2Bn population. It is the 2nd largest populated country in the World and the 7th largest in terms of area. Hence the density of the population is really high making it literally difficult for the local/central Govt to actually keep a tab on social injustice meted out to the kids. … More Child Labour in India