Sora, an indigenous language from India, is getting a new typeface

By Subhashish Panigrahi Indian type designer Sony Salma has created a new typeface for the Sorang Sompeng alphabet, used to write India's Sora language. Sora, also known as Saura, is an indigenous language spoken, according to the 2011 Indian Census, by about 409,549 people in parts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha and the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh. Latin and Odia … Continue reading Sora, an indigenous language from India, is getting a new typeface

Five of the countless aspects of Martin Luther King Jr’s life that stand out

For the past 11 years, civil rights historian Vicki Crawford has worked as the director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, where she oversees the archive consisting of iconic sermons, speeches, writings and other materials belonging to King. Few archives of historical papers compare with the importance of the Morehouse King Collection. Aside … Continue reading Five of the countless aspects of Martin Luther King Jr’s life that stand out

Bihar, where poverty alleviation programmes hardly work: It’s all about picking the low hanging fruits

By Rohit Rakshit* Imagine yourself living in a remote village for ages located inside dense forests, in the 21st century, without any basic amenities such as proper roads, health care, education facilities and safe drinking water. The nearest primary school is located at a distance of seven kilometers and you have to pass through a … Continue reading Bihar, where poverty alleviation programmes hardly work: It’s all about picking the low hanging fruits

CSJ’s work on cyclone Tauktae: Critique of compensation package, demands, recommendations

 A Centre for Social Justice note examining the shortcomings of the Gujarat Government’s compensation package for the cyclone victims, based on CSJ’s work on disaster management in the districts of Amerli, Rajula, Una, Gir and Somnath: TIMELINE 17.05.2021 - 18.05.2021 – From 17th -18th May 2021, Cyclone Tauktae hit the coastal belts of Amreli and … Continue reading CSJ’s work on cyclone Tauktae: Critique of compensation package, demands, recommendations

Understanding the history and politics behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

By Ahmet T Kuru* A Sri Lankan working in Pakistan, Priyantha Kumara, was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people on Dec. 3, 2021, over allegations of blasphemy, or sacrilegious act. After being assaulted, he was dragged into the streets and set on fire, and the lynching was recorded and shared widely on social media. … Continue reading Understanding the history and politics behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Pledge to protect children, stand up against their abuse and exploitation

Surakshit Bachpan Diwas celebrated across the country on Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s birthday. A note: To commemorate Nobel Peace Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi’s birthday on January 11, Surakshit Bachpan Diwas was celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Hundreds of child right activists took the pledge to protect children, make their childhoods safe and secure and reached out to citizens nationwide to … Continue reading Pledge to protect children, stand up against their abuse and exploitation

Our cities are designed for men, by men: Women don’t find peace in parks, lakes, other places

By Harini Nagendra, Amrita Sen* Across the world, cities have been designed for men, by men – especially young, healthy, cisgender men. This leads to many challenges – for women, for the young and elderly, transgender community, and anyone else who does not fit into this fairly homogenous group of young, able-bodied men. Around the … Continue reading Our cities are designed for men, by men: Women don’t find peace in parks, lakes, other places