Religion and modern education have often had conflicts especially where religious fundamentalists have blamed education, for polluting minds and corrupting their children. Education, for time immemorial has been a beacon of progress, reformation and empowerment. More importantly for girls, it has been a powerful tool because they have been amongst the most deprived people in… Continue reading What Is So Sinful About Education?
Not a year since India started to wash its hands of the blood from Muzaffarnagar riots, they’ve again got stained with some fresh bloodshed. This time it’s not the most popular rioters of India – the Hindus v/s the Muslims; it’s the less famous Bodos and the Bengali-speaking Muslims in the North-Eastern state of Assam.… Continue reading Guns: Power to the People?
As the General Elections draw closer, the frantic attempts of all the political parties and their candidates to woo us into voting them to power will grow every day. This last month before the big elections is crucial for the candidates, but it is more so for us as the citizens of the largest democracy in… Continue reading How To: Make a Smart Choice This Election Season
“If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.” This quote by Mother Teresa is a reflection of the prevailing… Continue reading Of Taboos & Social Pressures
The “unabatable problem of class divide” is, as we all know today, the repeating keynote of our Parliament’s untimely post-riot deliberations, but behind this constructed articulation lies hidden the dangerous agendas of our revered politicians. The term ‘minority’ is nowhere defined in our Indian Constitution, but when it’s time to have the big electoral debates… Continue reading The Emerging Trends in Communal Dialogue
Homosexuality has existed in India since time immemorial, as it like any other sexual orientation is inborn, but we still, in the advent of a ‘modernistic’ world in the 21st century feel awkward talking about it. We are a hypocritical nation where on one hand we talk about equal rights and liberty and on the… Continue reading Section 377 and Questions on Its Legality