Everyone is Important

The initiative aims to deliver ‘Hope’ and ‘Dream’ among the students who come from humble backgrounds of India. It is a fact observed that the students are losing aspirations and dreams and thus giving up the possibility of creating a better life for themselves.

India’s Tiffin Service for its Primary School Kids

The essay presents a very good description and critique of the Mid-day-meal program. It identifies several pertinent aspects that are causal to its success and failure in a well-thought out manner. Engagement with the theoretical framework and its inadequacy in explaining all aspects of the program are also highlighted...

Negotiating Patriarchy in Construction of Modern Indian Nation

Status of women in India is no doubt changing, but these changes need not be free from the structure of patriarchy. Even during colonial era there were efforts from the administration as well as reformers to bring a change for the betterment of women’s life...

“जैसा मेने सहा है, कोई और न सहे”

Swati Mehrotra घर एक ऐसी जगह है जहा हम सब खुद को बहुत महफूज़ समझते है | सुरक्षित रहने और आगे बढ़ने के लिये इस दुनिया में ‘परिवार’ सभी की सबसे महत्वपूर्ण आवश्यकता है। किसी के भी जीवन में परिवार की कई सारी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिकाएँ होती है। माता –पिता हमारे आदर्श और भाई –बहन हमारे सबसे … Continue reading “जैसा मेने सहा है, कोई और न सहे”

Happy World Water Day!

So, why am I harping on water all of a sudden? Well, like every year, the International World Water Day is being celebrated on 22nd March. Now, are we aware of the International World Water Day and its significance? I can wistfully say that only a handful of us would be answering in the affirmative. Hence, let me briefly tell you about the history of the International World Water Day.

हमें आपकी दया, तरस नहीं सिर्फ प्यार चाहिये….

अगर आप मुझे पसंद नहीं करते तो ये मेरी समस्या नहीं है | जब मैं मेंडिटेशन करती हूँ, तब मेरे अन्दर की आत्मा भगवान् से जुड़ जाती है, उससे मुझे मदद मिलती है शक्ति मिलती है कुछ अच्छा करने की | एचआईवी लोगों से भेदभाव नहीं करता बल्कि लोग भेदभाव करते हैं | हमें आपकी दया, तरस नहीं सिर्फ प्यार चाहिये...

The RainbowMan “Harish Iyer”

This is Harish Iyer, an equal rights activist, who is most popularly known for his campaigns for the rights of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) community and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). For the very first time I heard him speaking at REX Conclave in 2014. It was the silence that suddenly surrounded me. Tears flow within my heart imagining his state of mind and his past.

Main Badi Ho Gayi Huun

But the next day when I woke up, my undergarments were even more stained.With no other options left, I had to tell my mother. She cried and realized that she could have prepared me for this day, she then told me what all I have to use and what all problems I could have during this time. She also said that my blood is impure during this time and I should not entered the house of god. This time I understood the meaning of “Main Badi Ho Gayi Hun”.

India’s Rosa Park Moment! [Issues and analysis of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013]

If gender justice and equality of women are ever to break free of the shackles of being a fragile myth, then home has to be, invariably, the starting point – the very battleground with the family as warring general.

अस्तित्व की सामाजिक लड़ाई है “विधवा “

यह सच में महिला सशक्तिकरण का दुनिया भर में डंका पीटने वाले देश के लिए भयावाह स्थिति है | विधवा महिला को डायन कह देना या पति की मौत के लिए उसे जिम्मेदार ठहराना पूरे भारत में आम है | ऐसी महिला का चरित्र सदा शक के दायरे में डाल दिया जाता है , चाहे वो किसी से भी 2 मिनट बात भी कर ले तो |