The whistling of the train blended with the early morning azaan was my first alarm that made my mornings memorable in Delhi. I didn’t know when the sound started and when it ended, but I knew its somewhere around five … Continue reading Mystical side of My Delhi
Women today constitute a significant and powerful force in Indian electoral politics. Compared to women turnout in the 2014 elections, which was 65.63%, in 2019, women voting percentage stood at around 68%, which almost equaled men. In spite of their … Continue reading Women Representation in Indian Politics: On the track but a long way to go
Dr. Shilpa how did you start Foster Care Society? It all started in the year 2013 when I joined an organization in Udaipur named ‘Foster Care India’ a registered charitable trust which worked in the field of child protection. The … Continue reading Dr. Shilpa Mehta, President Foster Care Society, discusses Foster Care in India, laws and the challenges around it
I was in Class 3 or 4 when Mandal Commission recommendations were accepted. My middle-class locality dominated by Punjabi and Banias was aghast when the then Prime Minister V.P.Singh announced reservations of government jobs based on caste and not on … Continue reading Yes Quota, No Quota
In the past few months, we have all seen countless weddings on screen and off screen. November- December is traditionally the wedding season in India. So from flamboyant Ambani’s, Deepika – Ranveer and Priyanka – Nick Jonas to pados wale … Continue reading Season of Politics arrives!
Finally, the #metoo movement, that has the potential to redraw the workplace equations between men and women reaches the entertainment industry and the media industry. Some big name and some not so big names have been accused of sexual harassment of varying nature. I am sad but not surprised to see the influential men being accused of sexual harassment of various kinds. They have used their position of power and influence to abuse their women co-workers be it their subordinates or peers. They have considered the women as mere bodies and as an object for their lust fulfilling purpose. The … Continue reading Pass on the Baton of #MeToo movement
In a very progressive judgment, Supreme Court of India scrapped Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which was introduced by Britishers in 1861. Though it took independent India, around more than 70 years to term it unconstitutional and irrational, … Continue reading Homosexuality and Article 377: A Chance to Reclaim our Culture