Glasgow failed to support developing economies’ gradual switchover to renewable energy

By MK Bhadrakumar* Greta Thurnberg, the famous Swedish climate change activist, summed up that the deal reached at COP26 at Glasgow on Saturday was “very, very vague” with several loopholes. She told the media in Glasgow that the pact only “succeeded in watering down the blah, blah, blah.” “There is still no guarantee that we … Continue reading Glasgow failed to support developing economies’ gradual switchover to renewable energy

Strengthening systems to ensure rights of informal workers: Labour registration and beyond

A Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) note on workshop organised for the need to strengthen systems to ensure rights of informal workers in the backdrop of new labour codes: The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an NGO working on legal empowerment and access to justice, organised a capacity building program on issues facing workers. The … Continue reading Strengthening systems to ensure rights of informal workers: Labour registration and beyond

Poor in Hindi cinema are looked upon as a breeding ground for criminals

Mumbai-based NGO Apnalaya, hosted an event, 'Apna Adda', focussing on the invisibilisation of the urban poor in Hindi Cinema, the role of the most popular art form in influencing the perception of people and reality, among other things. The artistes included Rajshri Deshpande, actress and founder, Nabhangan Foundation; filmmakers, Kireet Khurana and Praveen Morchhale. A note: Apnalaya, an organisation … Continue reading Poor in Hindi cinema are looked upon as a breeding ground for criminals

Discussion on “The Light of Asia, The Poem that Defined the Buddha”

By Amita Singh Book “The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha” is a compelling and comprehensive account of the epic poem of the same name authored by Sir Edwin Arnold that was first published in 1879. The book goes into intricate detail to unearth the nuances present in one of the richest … Continue reading Discussion on “The Light of Asia, The Poem that Defined the Buddha”

No one fully understands purpose of dreams or what exactly they mean

By Sheshu Babu* "Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious… The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matters… Dream is the dreamers own psychical act" -- Sigmund Freud, quote from “The Interpretation of Dreams’ "Hold fast to dreams, … Continue reading No one fully understands purpose of dreams or what exactly they mean

Housing in India: Forced lockdown led to an increasing demand for plotted developments

By Rumi Aijaz, Arjun Kumar The Indian real estate sector contributes around 6 percent to the GDP and this figure is expected to rise to 13 percent by 2025.  The housing sector has a great future ahead as mortgage penetration is very low in India and the family size is large. Emphasizing on the significance … Continue reading Housing in India: Forced lockdown led to an increasing demand for plotted developments

Climate Change in Manipur in Context of COP 26 of UNFCCC

Resolution of the Consultation on Climate Change in Manipur in context of COP 26 of UNFCCC: The participants of the consultation on “Climate Change in Manipur in context of COP 26 of UNFCCC”, organized by the Centre for Research and Advocacy, Manipur and the Youth Forum for Human Rights in Manipur at the Manipur Press … Continue reading Climate Change in Manipur in Context of COP 26 of UNFCCC