Dr Ambedkar treated social justice as the true basis of patriotism and nationalism

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

Over 63 million Indians are pushed to poverty every year due to health costs alone

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

Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh

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

The rising tide of child abuse content on social media across the world

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

Is it not duty of government to enable senior citizens to lead a dignified life?

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 humanitarian response to support medical requirements of patients suffering from Covid

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

Why pandemic as an opportunity to rethink one’s life priorities

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