We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society

Meera Sanghamitra, Rachana Mudraboyina By Rituj Jain* "Although the UoI vs. NALSA judgement of 2014 did create a historical landmark, we still have long ways to go before we achieve true equality." Transgender people have always been discriminated against. Not only that, historically, they have been deprived of fundamental rights too, which as per the … Continue reading We need to recognize transgender people’s rights, integrate them into our society

Balancing the planet: We can’t just blame industry, we need to question our lifestyle too

  By Bharati Amodkar*  “Consumption for each individual is very subjective. One may be advocating for environment protection but at the same time might have home appliances responsible for GHG emissions. Climate change is critical issue world needs to address involving all stakeholders from Business, Government and society”, says Ms. Swati Desai, Environmental Activist, Gujarat, talking … Continue reading Balancing the planet: We can’t just blame industry, we need to question our lifestyle too

Rights of undertrial prisoners in India amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Shourya Gupta* In 2020, when the first wave of Covid-19 struck the nation, the Supreme Court passed an order by which the High-Powered Committees (HPCs) in the states could release the undertrial prisoners based on the criteria set by the individual HPCs. The idea behind this was to decongest prisons since the when the … Continue reading Rights of undertrial prisoners in India amid Covid-19 pandemic

Second wave: Understanding the emerging responses of the CSOs

Excerpt from the report “Civil Society Support to Covid-19 Affected Families: Outreach and Resourcing in the Second Wave” authored by Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Muskan Chawla, S Ram Aravind and Yashvi Sharma, and published by Participatory Research in Asia – PRIA; Unnati; Jagadananda, Centre for Youth and Social Development – CYSD; Samarthan; and Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra: … Continue reading Second wave: Understanding the emerging responses of the CSOs

Statistics: If one only studies uses and not abuses, one might be misguided

By Prof Utpal K De, Dr Arjun Kumar Everyone is well aware of the uses of statistics -- how data is used to reveal some facts like changes of some variables over time and across communities depending on various aspects of society. Also, data is used to correlate various factors and form welfare policies. However, … Continue reading Statistics: If one only studies uses and not abuses, one might be misguided

Chandra Bhan and his theory on Dalit capitalism as an intriguing prospect

By Yuthish Prabakar* “Our struggle does not end so long as a single human is being considered untouchable on account of his birth”. – Mahatma Gandhi Necessity is the mother of invention. Inequality is the mother of evils. In a utopian world, there would not be any discrimination on any lines, be it caste, gender … Continue reading Chandra Bhan and his theory on Dalit capitalism as an intriguing prospect

Humans have civil rights to roam freely, do we have authority to curb such rights of animals?

By Sucharita Saha* I was privy to the public outcry regarding the menace of stray dogs when I saw a flurry of newspaper articles published by a leading daily regarding how dog bites were becoming more frequent, especially during the lockdown and people were forced to live in terror. This event triggered a chain reaction … Continue reading Humans have civil rights to roam freely, do we have authority to curb such rights of animals?