The Hebrew word for ‘Justice’ has two connotations. The first is mishpat, which means to treat every person equitably and give each person their due, whether it be-wages, food or love. The second term is tzadeqah and it means that an individual should treat every person in their family and society with “fairness, generosity, and … More PURSUING JUSTICE
The current socio-political atmosphere in India is worrying. The fight against the forces of Fascism is a long one. But what is it that makes this fight so relevant? It is the students who are increasingly coming out at the forefront of it. In the past few months, I have been constantly asked this question; … More Being on the right side of History
The fourth-largest industrial disaster in history happened on the 24th of April 2013 in Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza building collapsed killing 1,138 people and another 2500 were injured[i]. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza, all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women. Ever since that incident, people from … More Who Made My Clothes?
“Law can be gamed with a good lawyer”, says Nassim N Taleb. While the whole world wonders about the “laughable” parts of Indian Supreme Court recent judgements on Ayodhya involving debates on land, religion, faith (certainly no laughing matter for many), an American Federal Court has recently ruled that a federal jury in San Francisco … More Twilight
It was 19th December, a Thursday. My colleague and I finished a professional meeting at South Mumbai. Being the day when Mumbai was gathering at Azad Maidan to voice protest against the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Registry of Citizens. I set off in a cab to Azad Maidan and was dropped … More 2020: A Tryst with Posterity
Pooja Shinde (name changed), a domestic helper, since the age of 10 has been working in the brick kilns and in the unsafe fields back in her hometown which is now Jharkhand. She later found refuge in her late teens in a city with a group of women engineering students who allowed her to stay … More Invisible neighbours
Definition Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as, “The Act of recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position … More Combatting hell on earth – Anti Human Trafficking (AHT)