Her Mother Is A Sex Worker

If one of your parents is a murderer, does that make you a murderer too?

For children of sex workers, what haunts them most apart from life’s hardship, is the society’s perception of them—“if their mother is a sex worker, they will also grow up to become one”.

The Suicide Notes That Mirror Our Society

In an unfortunate circumstance, two teenage girls in Rohtak committed suicide after constantly being eve-teased and harassed by boys in […]

Jan Dhan Yojana: Revolutionary Reform Towards Financial Inclusion

The non-banking population of India is vast,with most of them residing in rural areas. These are economically weaker sections of the society who do not have access to financial services and are unaware of the available facilities in the country. Usually they are forced to borrow from moneylenders or from relatives and friends. Moreover, with no access to insurance services they are unable to protect their available financial resources when unforeseen circumstances arise.

Kerala To Become An alcohol-Free State

The largest alcohol consuming state, Kerala is on the path to become a dry state. The state’s Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy announced today that the unanimous decision to ban alcohol in the state was made by the United Democratic Front government.

James Foley Beheading: Is Regulation the Answer?

The circulation of the video of the beheading of an American journalist James Foley by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on social media has shown how big an unregulated space the social media is.

Acid Attack Survivors: Redefining Beauty

Beauty is usually defined in terms of “looks”, “body figure”, “colour”, etc. The stereotypical, clichéd vision of what beauty stands for is, so as to say, a shallow one. However, in a recent project of a clothing line, survivors of acid attack in India went on to redefine the stereotypical term.

Hijras: The Forced Destiny

India alone is estimated to be a home to about one million eunuchs. They live in unhygienic conditions fraught with poverty and internal disharmony. While at one hand they are unaccepted in a society of “normal” beings, they also live in dissonance among themselves only with the hope to survive in a slightly better condition than the other sleeping next to them. The kind of life that is led by this group, especially in India, is marred with more than just one problem.

Child Pornography: Questioning Morality

The biggest obstacle that hinders the combat against pornography is that the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of pornographic websites are difficult to be tracked. To add to it, internet service providers are not bound to track or to keep a record of the websites that are browsed by the users.

Padma Shri Saif Ali Khan: Worthy Of The Title?

Padma Shri is one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Saif Ali Khan was honored of the Padma Shri title in the year 2010. However, with the list of charges against Saif, one really wonders if he is worthy of title.

Kashi Vision: It’s More Than The Thought That Counts

The religious capital is in the light to receive gigantic share of funds for “pilgrimage rejuvenation” and “spiritual augmentation”. The project, called the Kashi Vision, is set to ease the lives of residents and pilgrims and not to mention the endless number of tourists that occupy the choked up veins of the city. Tourism and infrastructure stand on top of the list but preserving the ancient spirit remains to be an utmost priority.

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