Prima facie, this piece is a reflection on the book – “Making News, Breaking News – Her way” edited by Latika Padgaonkar and Shubha Singh which chronicles the narratives of women media persons who have won the prestigious Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Media persons. In reality though, this is a tribute to … More Storytelling – A Tribute to Female Media Persons
One of the biggest news stories in the last week was the case of Mohammad Sanuallah, a man declared to be a foreigner by a Foreigners Tribunal and arrested and sent to a detention centre. While his detention has been challenged in the Guwahati High Court, as it is based on a report which has … More Citizens of Nowhere
How casual would it be for you to get out on the streets and watch women with the best of their attires, standing out and inviting you to exploit their own selves? That too not by performing erotic stunts but casually listening to music with earphones plugged in or having a sip of tea at … More Acceptance – the new face of exploitation
Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about? Well to begin with let’s go back to Frederic Bastiat’s classic essay, “The Law.” First published in 1850 by the great French economist and journalist, it is as clear a statement as has ever been made of the original ideal of government, as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, … More Why is law so important? What’s the fuss all about?
The right to die (rational suicide) is sometimes associated with the idea that one’s body and one’s life are one’s own, to dispose of as one sees fit. The morality of assisted dying maintain that individuals may only turn to assisted dying as a ‘last resort’.The question that arises is does the sanctity of life … More Fading Justice: Euthanasia (Right to die)
The shop was laden with lights and lanterns. People exited their cars with elitism. Ladies drenched in glitter entered the door with vanity. Men with heavy wallets strolled through the sprawling lawns. Children held their parents’ hands with excitement. Just beside the heavily decorated door, a pair of eyes searched for something. They looked for … More HER EYES – HER DREAMS – HER HOPES!
For an Indian, it is perhaps too common a sight to find wandering beggars and homeless people in the crowded metropolitan streets that are perpetually choked with exhaust fumes and dust particles that never settle, starved and abused beyond what is considered to be humane. Children, women are abused by sex traffickers and criminals who … More Right to Beg
The 23-year-old Jyoti Singh from New Delhi had been gang raped in a moving bus in 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. “I want to survive,” she had written on a piece of paper she handed to her doctors. The Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentence of the rapists is yet to be … More @MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”
I was seventeen when I gathered the courage to confront my abuser and all he simply said was, “It was a childish mistake. I am sorry.” I kept screaming inside that, ‘sorry’ wasn’t enough to undo the horrors he had put me through. Nonetheless, I forgave him believing that he must have changed, now that … More If Only: The Price of Unspoken Shame
“It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela. Our lives are interspersed with struggles. Women in particular face it almost every day – at home, workplace, society, etc. Nevertheless, being hopeful and overcoming struggles brings forth the champion inside. We often come across such champions in our day-to-day lives without even realizing it. … More Never Give Up!