Remember the words—“God bless the couple with children”—that family members and religious heads said and prayed on your wedding day? Remember being told, “Don’t wait too long”? Remember being asked by family, friends, and acquaintances a year or two later, “When are you planning to have a baby?” Well, if these words have not been … More Stop! Do Not Force Pregnancy
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?
“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.
As a species, we have lost our sense of justice. The first time I read about kids folded, taped up and shipped in tiny containers to international locations, on a journey spanning weeks, I lost my appetite. Because how can we continue on with our lives when millions of people just like us are being … More A Hope for Justice
Prior to starting in my current role I was clueless about the suffering of those trapped in the vicious network of human trafficking and bonded labour. I had no idea that human trafficking was the third largest global criminal enterprise with a staggering profit of USD 140 billion (according to the ILO report of 2014). … More Staggered by the Suffering
Everyday violence is all around us – all pervasive and yet invisible. Invisible because we live in a society where low-level endemic day to day violence is normalized that we have developed blind spots that stop us from seeing what is sometimes right below our noses – sometimes, often in our own homes. To highlight this, … More Violence and the broken Police system
When I think about justice, my mind goes back to the story of the brave lawyer, Atticus Finch in the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird Bird’. It highlights how collectively, justice was denied to a poor, innocent black man accused of raping a white girl. While the law took its course, it failed to uphold … More Justice for the voiceless