IPC AND GENDER BIAS

The principle of equality has been enshrined in the preamble to the Constitution of India. Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides Right to Equality and Article 15 of the Constitution of India seeks to protect the citizens against discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them. However, the state is entitled to make special provisions for women and children. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is one such piece of legislation […]

Bowing down to patriarchy

One of the success stories of affirmative action in India has been the implementation of reservation of seats in local body elections for women, to the order of 33% or more. The importance of democratising the public sphere by inclusive participation of women in a largely male-dominated society cannot be stressed enough. In rural areas the quota has helped improve local governance, enhancing outcomes in delivery of civic services related to drinking water supply, sanitation and irrigation, among others. In […]

REFORMS IN MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW: NEED OF THE HOUR

The Muslim Personal Law reforms are in news nowadays due to the pendency of litigations in the Supreme Court of India. Some Muslim women have filed applications in the Supreme Court wherein they have challenged the legal validity of triple talak and polygamy prevalent in Islamic community. A three judge bench of the Court led by the Chief Justice Mr. Khehar has asked the parties to formulate legal questions to be decided by a Constitution Bench of the Court. The […]

National Voters Day- 25th January

Here’s the day to celebrate Democracy in India. We are here celebrating our seventh National Voters day today, on 25th January. Do you know that election commission of india was founded on 25 january 1950. thus, the day was declared as national voters day in year 2011. The Day aims at increasing the enrolment of voters, especially encourage participation of newly eligible young voters and ensure universal adult franchise.   Election Commission of India’s remarkable role in establishing its mission […]

Be a Published WRITER !! Participate here

  Grab the opportunity to be a PUBLISHED WRITER !! SEND YOUR ENTRIES ON OR BEFORE 12TH NOVEMBER 2016. Celebrate with us, birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and India’s only woman Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. Participate in open Essay Writing Competition and along with rewards get opportunity to be a published writer in our upcoming Annual issue 2017 of book “HIND BHARTIYAM”.

किसी की सफलता , किसी की सजा…!!

उस दिन मैं दोपहर के भोजन के दौरान टेलीविजन पर चैनल सर्च कर रहा था। अचानक सिर पर हथौड़ा मारने की तरह एक एंकर ने कहा- देखिए … मुंबई का छोरा – कैसे बना क्रिकेट का भगवान। फलां कैसे पहुंचा जमीन से आसमान पर। और वह उम्दा खिलाड़ी कैसे बन गया खलनायक। माजरा  समझते देर नहीं लगी  कि तीन दिग्गज खिलाड़ियों पर बनने जा रही फिल्म की चर्चा हो रही है। जिसमें एक का  मामला तो साफ था। क्योंकि वह […]

LET’S HAVE A CONVERSATION!

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change In general we feel proud that ours is a generation which is very much socially connected. But on a second thought, are we really “connected”? Do we actually know each other? Most of us spend major part of our lives, chatting, but are we actually having any […]

INSPIRING PEOPLE AND CHANGING INDIA

It’s your turn to change the world. Let’s not wait for inspiration but be the inspiration. This desire to change the world all sounds very heroic, noble and grand. But is it possible? Is it really possible to change the world, to make huge differences so that people hail us and shower us with praise?  There’s a difference between changing the world, and making a difference in the world, which is important to recognize. Yes, we can make a difference […]

An Anarchist Ideology

The long learnt mathematical lessons would see its application on road as the Delhi government plans on to implement its ‘road space rationing’ policy from January 1. The state plans to implement ALTERNATE DAY TRAVEL by allowing the vehicles ending with odd numbers to ply on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Whereas, those ending in even numbers to ply on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday respectively. However, Sunday is open for all.  Thudding with a sense of anxiety the plan caught me […]

CENSORSHIP

Understanding censorship from the biased point of view of an ARTIST. Censorship is like a predatory animal which hides behind and waits for the right time to attack the prey. This analogy delineates the ‘political’ aspect of censorship and how this politics dominates the realm of literature. Literature is an area of study which provides a mundane man with the power to exercise his thoughts and concerns, irrespective of its radicalism. This sense of power comes as a threat for […]