By Mehak Banga, Jyotsna Yadav, Rashmi Yadav, Tina, Himanshi Godara, Nitya Kapoor* Whom can we think of when we hear about: The Dalit Buddhist movement; campaign against discrimination and untouchability; the Drafting Committee; Ministry of Law and Justice; chief architect of the Constitution of India, and Bharat Ratna recipient? None other than the once in … Continue reading Dr Ambedkar treated social justice as the true basis of patriotism and nationalism
By Mayurakshi Dutta, Sucheta Sardar* India has been historically struggling with inequalities in health. It has negatively affected the health and the accessibility to healthcare of the populations marginalised as a result of their gender, caste, religion, location and economic standing. The experiences of different groups of people during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that … Continue reading Over 63 million Indians are pushed to poverty every year due to health costs alone
Forest rights in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa and Burhanpur: Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan note on illegal assault, evictions and confinement of forest rights claimants: The districts of Burhanpur and Khandwa, have in recent years seen a number of instances where Adivasi women and men have been assaulted, forcibly kidnapped and locked up, jailed and brutalized by … Continue reading Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh
Paul Bischoff* In 2020 alone, Facebook removed 35.9 million pieces of content flagged under “child nudity and sexual exploitation,” according to the social network’s latest transparency report. And Facebook isn’t alone; Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, and Snapchat combined remove millions of posts and images that fall foul of community guidelines regarding child abuse. When … Continue reading The rising tide of child abuse content on social media across the world
By Lambodar Mishra* I am a senior citizen and had deposited ₹ 20 lakh in a nationalized bank for 5 years on 01 Aug 2012. I was being paid ₹17676.00 interest amount every month to be able to live a worry free life financially. On maturity date when the bank reinvested the amount, now I … Continue reading Is it not duty of government to enable senior citizens to lead a dignified life?
A Rizwan Adatia Foundation note on entering into partnership with GMERS General Hospital, Junagadh: Rizwan Adatia Foundation (RAF) -- a private, not-for-profit international organisation that is functioning since 2015, in several countries of Africa and Asia including India -- has entered into a partnership with GMERS General Hospital in Junagadh district of Gujarat, to set … Continue reading A humanitarian response to support medical requirements of patients suffering from Covid
By Atanu Roy* The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging our planet since 2019, almost for twenty months. It has triggered a social crisis that has evoked traumatic feelings as fear, anxiety, and a lack of existential security is threatening us, every day, every hour. In our lives, we have never witnessed this sort of crisis of … Continue reading Why pandemic as an opportunity to rethink one’s life priorities