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?
“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.
Ever wondered why so many of us choose to remain silent at the sight of injustice? Wondered what spawns our passive existence? Must one credit this silence and passivity to our lack of awareness, or is there something that prevents us from taking note of the copious evil manifestations? Implied and evident in my first … More Burst The Privilege Bubble
The meaning of the word is strong. But what does it mean to be equal to someone? It just means being the same in value and status. These thoughts were triggered with a simple message forwarded to me about Sudha Murthy, whom I consider a woman of humility. She was questioned about equality by her son … More Equality
Love compels us to be loving, generous, kind and compassionate towards one another. God lines up divine connections to promote you in life. He uses strangers, and even your enemies to bless you. You will notice that some will be good to you, encourage you and push you forward, while there will also be some … More Love Compels
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 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