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
Why it is an injustice and should be stopped. Trigger warning – Abuse, explicit What is animal testing? Animal testing refers to the procedures performed on living animals for the purpose of research into basic biology. It seeks to gather more information on a particular species and add to the current scientific knowledge. Animal testing … More Animal Testing
“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.
“Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become disturbed within me?” Around this time last yeara teenage girl lured by the promise of employment,imprisoned, gang-raped and sold. “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;Lord, hear my voice.Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.” Lord of the nations, … More A Lament for Unnao and Kathua
Hearts were expectant as the Covid-19 pandemic was going to be ‘the era of history’ that never occurred nor would likely recur. The onset of the Covid-19 was a dream come true for many homes, despite the distress in its trail. Families could have deeper bonding, intimacy and quality time of togetherness; which was earlier … More The Greater Pandemic than the Covid-19
“Sherly aunty, when I grow up, I want to be like you!” my 3 year old nephew told me as I washed my hands when I reached home. He was so excited to see me, and wanted me to carry him, but what does the first rule say? Must wash hands! The little one followed … More Can Teachers Be Bullies?
“I’m going to say I never knew you.” These words still ring loud in my ears. Each time I hear it in my head, my heart still drops to a deep place where questions and grief meet. These words were spoken in court, by a young girl who my husband, a few friends and I … More When Justice Went Wrong
It was a regular day, just like any other day in the life of a college student. After a whole day of classes, I was exhausted and ready to head home to begin work on all the assignments that were due the next day because I had procrastinated to work on them. I lived a … More Justice and Impunity
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”
Photo by Melanie Wasser on Unsplash “It was just like any other day,” she said “I was walking home and was just a block away from my apartment. You know how crowded the roads get.” “Uh huh” I nodded, distracted by my phone. Scrolling through a website, I had chanced upon the word, ‘embittered’: to become … More Embittered