Peaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent

Peaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent 1

Protests play a large role in any democratic society, even in dictatorships, protests have often been utilized to try and coerce the dictator into doing something for the welfare of its subjects. Protests have been at the helm of almost every major social change that has come about in the past few decades. Protesting is … Read morePeaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent

Student Suicides – The Rampant Issue That We Are Not Talking About Even In 2019!

Student Suicides - The Rampant Issue That We Are Not Talking About Even In 2019! 2

Why me? That’s the question you end up asking yourself. Over and over again. What did I do to deserve this? I am just horrible. I don’t want to live like this. And then, the inevitable evolution of that germ of a thought comes to fruition- Maybe I just don’t deserve to live. This is … Read moreStudent Suicides – The Rampant Issue That We Are Not Talking About Even In 2019!

Internalized Patriarchy in Day To Day Life

Internalized Patriarchy can only end when we dismantle patriarchy itself

Now, I’m 11 years old. This is the first time my mom let me have a sleepover at a friend’s house. At her house, I see her mother almost constantly in the smoldering hot kitchen, sweating from every pore in her body, cooking meals for the family. While her father and uncles relaxed in a … Read moreInternalized Patriarchy in Day To Day Life

First sold, then gang-raped, eventually forced to burn herself

First sold, then gang-raped, eventually forced to burn herself

Just two days ago, a widow in the city of Meerut was sold for Rs. 10,000, gang-raped and shown the door by the police. She set herself on fire later on. And still, as a society, we claim to have progressed. We claim to have made strides as vast as the seven seas. We claim … Read moreFirst sold, then gang-raped, eventually forced to burn herself

Educating our Children for a better future, thinking beyond result excellence

Educating our Children for a better future, thinking beyond result excellence

“A Cuckoo bird lays its eggs in the nest of the others birds. And when its chicks are born, they kick out the eggs of the other bird. Competition over. Life begins with murder… Life is a race.. if you don’t run fast.. you will be like a broken egg.” A lesson, we are teaching … Read moreEducating our Children for a better future, thinking beyond result excellence

Modern Slavery In India – The Poor In Chains, The Rich Holding Out

Modern Slavery In India - The Poor In Chains, The Rich Holding Out

It’s not the class bias or the inhumane difference in wealth that creates the staggering number of slaves in contemporary India. More often than not, it is the debt. Certain sections of the society, sadly are in more pain than we realize. People who are willing to give up their lives and the lives of … Read moreModern Slavery In India – The Poor In Chains, The Rich Holding Out

Patriarchy In Modern India and how it affects women

Violence Against Women a key facet of Patriarchy in India

Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984 where big brother is the nukkad ka panwala, the autowala or the office mard, the male classmate, father, uncle or in some cases one’s actual big brother. Welcome to patriarchy in modern India. No matter what the latest Buzzfeed quiz might say about your own toxicity, patriarchy exists, is present … Read morePatriarchy In Modern India and how it affects women

The obstacles in the life of Liberal Women in India in 2019

Leading Liberal Woman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

People often fail to see men and women as humans. We forget that we are all made of the same blood and flesh, regardless of our gender or sex, sexual orientation, caste, and color. There are some special obstacles and experiences that come with being a liberal woman in today’s world. Liberal Women today have … Read moreThe obstacles in the life of Liberal Women in India in 2019

Javed Akhtar’s demand for Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

Javed Akhtar's Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

The Burqa ban has always been a sensitive subject among its proponents and opponents. While proponents cited national security as the reason, the opponents say that it is an attack on individual liberties, freedom of religion and choice. Post the recent Sri Lanka terrorist attack, the Sri Lankan President has banned wearing a burqa in … Read moreJaved Akhtar’s demand for Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

Dear Teachers, guide your students, do not strip search them

Dear Teachers, guide your students, do not strip search them

An astonishingly detestable case has been reported from a private university in Punjab. Nearly dozen girls were allegedly strip-searched after discovering a used sanitary napkin in the hostel premises. A protest has broken out against the incident which took place last week. Reportedly, some soiled sanitary napkins were found in the hostel bathroom by the … Read moreDear Teachers, guide your students, do not strip search them

Gurugram aunty apologizes but it has opened a debate on what women should wear

Gurugram aunty apologizes but it has opened a debate on what women should wear

Twitter and Facebook exploded yesterday after a woman, Shivani Gupta, claimed that another lady had asked a group of men to rape Gupta because of her short dress. After facing relentless attacks, the offending woman, Soma Chakraborty apologized to Gupta. Chakraborty later said that she valued the dignity of every woman and girl. I looked … Read moreGurugram aunty apologizes but it has opened a debate on what women should wear

Telangana Student Suicides: Is Indian Education System Killing Students?

Telangana Student Suicides: Is Indian Education System Killing Students?

This week, an event brought all of us to a screeching halt. An estimated 19 students (the number has not been confirmed by the government or any reputed media house) committed suicide after receiving botched up results for their intermediate exams by the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TBIE). I must say this was one … Read moreTelangana Student Suicides: Is Indian Education System Killing Students?

Memes As A Tool of Political Discource And Propaganda

Memes About Political Leaders

Art has always been about more than a mere display of an individual’s creativity expressed using a specific medium, it has been a major source of political and social discourse over the centuries. Art in itself has also morphed and evolved. A rather underappreciated form of art that has gained popularity not only among the … Read moreMemes As A Tool of Political Discource And Propaganda

Trans Women are thanking Madras HC for upholding the Right to Marry

Indian Trans Women Bride

The Madras High Court held on 22nd April 2019, that trans women are also to be recognized as brides under the Hindu marriage act i.e. one needn’t be a born or biological female so as to be considered a bride. The Hindu Marriage Act was enacted by the Indian Parliament in 1955. This act applies … Read moreTrans Women are thanking Madras HC for upholding the Right to Marry

Truth About The Life of Millennials In 2019

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People love blaming millennials for everything, we often read articles about “Millennials are the cause for our crashing economy”, “How millennials are crashing the real estate market”, “How millennials are killing the printing business”, “How millennials are killing the diamond industry” so on and so forth. Articles on millennials would make it seems like we’re … Read moreTruth About The Life of Millennials In 2019

Justice For Madhu, a bright engineering student brutally raped, burnt and killed in Raichur, Karnataka

JusticeForMadhu Justice For Madhu

We lost another woman. We lost another life. We are letting down another soul. #JusticeForMadhu caught my eye on the @tedstoner Instagram blog. No main stream media was covering it. Madhu, an engineering student was brutally raped, and burnt and hung from a tree by a rejected guy. She refused his advances and was killed … Read moreJustice For Madhu, a bright engineering student brutally raped, burnt and killed in Raichur, Karnataka

Tik Tok Banning is not the Solution, Bring in Mechanism to Regulate Internet and Mobile Apps

Tik Tok Ban is not the Solution

On 3 rd April, popular video sharing Tik Tok joined the ranks of PUBG when it too was banned. The Madras High Court held that the app broadcasts inappropriate videos and content. The court also added that it encourages pornography. Hence Tik Tok was removed from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. … Read moreTik Tok Banning is not the Solution, Bring in Mechanism to Regulate Internet and Mobile Apps

Bangladeshi School Girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi Burnt Alive for Complaining Sexual Assault

Bangladeshi School Girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi Burnt Alive for Complaining about Sexual Assault

Everyday thousands of women and girls undergo sexual harassment throughout the world. The situation is worst in the third world countries. Most cases go unreported as they are afraid of being humiliated by society and kinsfolk. It takes a lot of courage for a girl or a woman to come forward and report the matter. … Read moreBangladeshi School Girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi Burnt Alive for Complaining Sexual Assault

Jamia Millia Islamia students protest against fashion show

Jamia Millia Islamia students protest against fashion show

The students of Jamia Millia Islamia claimed that conducting fashion show is against the values of Islam. Hence it should not be allowed in the university campus. The students who were protesting belonged to various streams of the institution. A fashion show, called ‘Tarz-e-Libas’, was to be conducted at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology … Read moreJamia Millia Islamia students protest against fashion show

Time to change the social commandments for gender equality

Why should I? Time is to change the social commandments

Turning on the idiot box, the screen was flooded with advertisements. I couldn’t help but slowing down the pace of juggling between the channels. On one, an actor showed how flawlessly you can shave off the body hairs. On other, hair removal cream makes the skin silkier, ‘giving you the confidence to lift your arms … Read moreTime to change the social commandments for gender equality

Women’s Day Special: You Go Girls – The New Age Women

Women's Day Special: You Go Girls - The New Age Women

Long long ago, when God was still in the process of constructing the World, he made Adam and Eve. But the Bible tells us that God made Adam first. To create Eve, God took a single rib from Adam. Thus, started the world of Patriarchy and male Chauvinism. A world where women were seen as … Read moreWomen’s Day Special: You Go Girls – The New Age Women

When Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

When Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

Randeep Hooda is an acting power house. Recently he posted series of pictures on his Instagram account. Randeep used these pictures to raise the plight of forest guards of Uttar Pradesh forest department. Randeep Hooda specifically talked about a forest guard Mujibur Rehman, who is working with forest department since 22 years. Despite remaining in … Read moreWhen Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

Women, your reasons for criminalizing marital rape are plain dumb

marital rape

These days the Delhi High Court is hearing a petition for criminalizing marital rape. If it sounds Greek to you then let me explain it in simple terms for you. This means that if you are a married man, your wife can accuse you of having forcible sex with her and ask for your punishment. … Read moreWomen, your reasons for criminalizing marital rape are plain dumb

My Story : Panchkula Riot for Rapist Baba Gurmeet of Dera Sacha Sauda

My Story : Panchkula Riot for Rapist Baba Gurmeet of Dera Sacha Sauda

I was locked this weekend!! A lot of judgements have made quite a stir in our nation, be it Right to Privacy judgement or the Triple Talaq judgement. But the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan in the 15 years old rape case particularly created a lot of trouble in approximately 5 lakh lives. Not … Read moreMy Story : Panchkula Riot for Rapist Baba Gurmeet of Dera Sacha Sauda

Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

As individuals, most of us covet our privacy. We find it objectionable when others look into our private conversations. We argue that our privacy is intrinsic to our personality and there are things that people wouldn’t want anyone else knowing. In fact, many people believe, that a certain amount is necessary for a person to … Read morePrivacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling