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
One of the books that I completed recently is that of ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Lines’ by Deepa Anappara. Although the story is about missing children, it is presented through the eyes of Jai, Pari and Bahadur who are children themselves but full of grit and determination to find the missing children. In attempting … More Djinn Patrol: The Many Layers of Society
If you are a foodie and love Indian street food, here is a simple trivia “What is poked, dipped and served, that is crunched, slurped and munched?” If you answered “Paani Puri”, you are right! ………Good going. Now, let me ask you another question – What are the various flavors in which this dish is … More Blood in your mouth
Apoon ko bahut bura lagta tha ki apoon in bachcho ki mafik school nahi ja payega aur achha aadmi nahi ban payega. Aaj apoon ko itna bura nahi lagta hai. Kyonki bada hoke aadmi jo padha hai woh bhul jata hai. To kya farak padta hai, aadmi school jata hai ki nahi jata hai. – … More Who has fathered children at risk anyway?
‘‘Reena’’, called my maid, yelling at her daughter; Skinny, dark and mute, running she came to her mother. Barely thirteen, humble submissive, silently she stood; Screamed my maid and violently struck her good. The poor wretched girl, quietly weeping, sat down washing dishes; Bearing the burn of the soap on her hand having stitches. ‘‘Mamta … More A Diminishing Ray of Hope
Every year, hundreds of children from remote villages in the country move to urban areas in search of better livelihood, some as young as five. Among city folk, helpers at home are more to do with augmenting social standings, as if to appear endowed abundantly and not having to bother about menial tasks. Back home, … More Accomplices in complicity- that’s how bad gets worse