Society

Digital India’s dichotomy: Denying digital dissent

Digital India’s dichotomy: Denying digital disse...

June 9, 2021

In the pre-colonial era, British introduced section 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) covering sedition to curb the freedom movement and to suppress dissent. The first person to be tried under this law was Jogendra Chandra Bose, editor of a newspaper called Bangobasi, in 1...

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International Sex Workers Day: Invisible, unheard and uncounted

International Sex Workers Day: Invisible, unheard ...

June 2, 2021

“Akka, humari life toh kharaab ho gayi but humare bachchon ki life kharaab nahi honi chahiye, iss dhandhe mei mera bachcha nahi aana chahiye. Kuchh karo! (My life is ruined, but my child should not suffer the same fate, she should not be forced to into this cruel world. Please ...

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Rising unemployment in India’s education sector during Covid-19 pandemic

Rising unemployment in India’s education sector ...

May 30, 2021

Ever since the pandemic hit the globe and forced closure of schools, several studies have revealed the negative effects of school closures on students. But, here in India, the burden and pressure of school closures and online classes has also been has felt by the teachers, who ar...

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Undocumented cries of children in Covid-ravaged India

Undocumented cries of children in Covid-ravaged In...

May 28, 2021

Mira and Akriti (names changed), six and four-year-old respectively, run around with their dollhouse and a toy-kitchen set as they cannot decide on what to cook for their make-believe dinner party. With toy kitchen-sets in their hands, they fight with each other as they are unabl...

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Mismanagement of crises has brought down the most powerful governments in the past: Shivam Patil

Mismanagement of crises has brought down the most ...

May 27, 2021

You have been very vocal on the current social and political issues facing the country. What makes you take up this? “I was always an anti-bully. In school and college, there were bullies who were picking on people; I just don’t know why it came to me instinctively to stop th...

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Snehalaya dedicates hospital to Covid-19 patients

Snehalaya dedicates hospital to Covid-19 patients

May 25, 2021

The rocky terrain hides it very well. As you drive on a dust-path that is used as a road, you are unlikely to spot it at all until it appears all of a sudden, as the path curves around the last bend and it dips suddenly. In the normal times, Anam Prem was a rare […]

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Anxiety, tension amongst students over delay in Class XII exams

Anxiety, tension amongst students over delay in Cl...

May 23, 2021

Will Class XII exams take place or are they cancelled? If they happen, will it online or offline? When will the government decide? What about entrance for next academic year? These and many other similar questions have been clouding the minds of thousands of students across the c...

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Overcoming anxiety with GoodLives

Mental Health Awareness Month: Overcoming anxiety ...

May 21, 2021

Months of lockdowns following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic have rapidly soured from being prolonged paid holidays to especially stressful and challenging period for millions around the world, including here in India. To lend a helping hand to people suffering from stress...

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Pawsome boarding facilities for pets in Covid-19

Pawsome boarding facilities for pets in Covid-19

May 20, 2021

Many families across India have been finding it difficult to juggle between taking care of themselves while taking care of their pets too. To help these families, a number of temporary shelters have sprung up, set by animal lovers as well as organisations, where the infected hous...

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After oxygen langar, Ghaziabad NGO sets up Covid-19 Care centre

After oxygen langar, Ghaziabad NGO sets up Covid-1...

May 18, 2021

 It was not too long ago when Delhi was devastated due to the severe oxygen shortage that led thousands of people wander the streets in search of oxygen. It was then that a unique initiative launched by a gurdwara in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram became viral. Within a couple o...

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