Five Advertisements That Shake Your Conscience

Always is a company that produces hygiene products for women like sanitary napkins, pantyliners and others. The company’s recent advertisement that highlights the stereotypes against women went viral on social media leading many to join a virtual campaign under the hashtag #LikeAGirl. The campaign managed to turn many heads and left the conscience of even women, shaken.

Gujarat Education Model: Blurred Lines Between Fact And Fiction

To refresh the memory of readers, Dina Nath Batra is the man who was responsible for the pressures faced by Penguin India to ban historian Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History earlier this year. The grounds on which he based his opposition to the book was that it claimed to be only about sex within Hinduism. He had also managed to pressurise another publication, Orient Blackswan to withhold the release of Dr. Meghna Kumar’s Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad since 1969, for its analysis of riots in the city.

Anti-Abortion Movement And Creative Counter-Protest

The couple attracted instantaneous social media attention as their photographs went viral. While one of the photographs shows the husband holding a banner with “Women’s Rights Expert” pointed towards a pro-life protestor, the other shows the wife with a banner saying “Weird Hobby” pointed towards another. The pictures show most of the people of the pro-life group with banners which say “Babies Are Murdered Here”.

MyGov: Modi Government’s Online Portal

The website has been named MyGov with its Uniform Resource Locater (URL) as mygov.nic.in. The website is a technological advancement towards better governance. The launch of the website on July 26 has also marked the completion of 60 days of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Female Genital Mutilation: Another Misogynistic Order In Iraq

Yet another case that brings out the ugly face of misogynistic society in the middle-east has come to the surface. According to a high ranking UN official, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) has ordered all women around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, to undergo genital mutilation.

Ragging In DU: A Major Concern

It is no wonder that, with its high assurances of being a zero-tolerance campus for ragging, the Delhi University colleges are too afraid to call a spade, a spade. While criminal charges have been filed in the case against various senior students for beating up the fresher, the authorities at Satyavati College have denied any intention of ragging in the case concerned.

Manipuri Man Murdered: Racial Discrimination?

We hear of cases of racial discrimination against those coming from the northeastern part of the countrytime and again. Last year in April, the death of Loitam Richard from Manipur called for a nation-wide protest against discrimination towards Indians from the northeast. Richard was a student of Architecture in Bangalore and was beaten to death by his hostel mates. Social media was used to raise awareness on the issue and gather people for a protest march. This was followed by the case of NidoTaniam, the son of a Congress Legislators from Aruncahal Pradesh. Nido, after being humiliated by a shopkeeper, was beaten to death with iron rods.

Bolivia Legalises Child Labour As An Answer To Poverty

Children living in poor conditions all over the world, face physical and mental abuse. India is known to have the largest number of child labours in the world. In cottonseed production, children in India work for about 14-16 hours a day, most of them for an insignificant amount of wage.

Unchaining The Religious Mind: The Case Of A Nine Year Old Rape Victim

Srishti was a cousin of a close friend. She was visiting Sneha (my friend) for the summers. I asked Sneha why Srishti no longer looked like herself and the story that Sneha told me that day has stayed with me all these years.

India With Third Highest Number Of HIV Infected People

Since the first HIV case was reported in India in 1986, the government has attempted to tackle the disease head on through awareness, blood safety, and surveillance and later through information dissemination and communication.

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