Category Archives: Social Issues

10 things to know about Indian Secularism

Do you think India is becoming an intolerant country? Or is it just hype created by media (print, television and social alike). If you concur and feel cherished after reading this post, then it is just a hype. Secularism in India is engraved in Constitution right at the beginning in the Preamble. It is a […]
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Organ Donation : Life Donation

Nationally, with a population of 1.2 billion people, the statistic stands at 0.08 persons as organ donors per million population (PMP). This is an incredibly small and insignificant number compared to the statistics around the world.
Each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. The need for organ donors has never been greater.

For any queries regarding organ donation, please call – 1800 4193737 (Toll free)

Transgender Equality: The Way Forward

Last week the Rajya Sabha passed a private member’s bill of historical importance which provides a comprehensive rights framework for transgender persons in India. This is a victory of staggering magnitude — not only was it voted in unanimously, it is also the first time in 46 years that a private member’s bill has been passed.

For this legislation to truly achieve its potential, Lok Sabha needs to proceed in a manner that is as consultative as possible. This is a historic moment for a “minuscule minority”. Let the government make it count.

Net Neutrality: Save the Internet

By Prashant Jain There has been a buzz around Net Neutrality and its implications on mobile internet users. As the issue is very important for Indian mobile users especially youth, there is a need to correctly understand the issue and take steps to fight back. To do all this, what is better than an AIB […]
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A victory for Internet freedom

The beauty of the Internet is that it is a truly open and democratic platform that does not discriminate – it does not care whether you are impoverished or a social outcaste and gives your voice equal weightage. We must attempt to increase the access to Internet so that it offers a voice to those in perpetual exile from our consciousness and enables them to influence public opinion. At the same time, we must also endeavour to maintain its open nature.

Urbanization: Social Perspective

By Prashant Jain This is a well accepted phenomenon that aggregation of human settlements improve the service delivery efficiency provided infrastructure is in place for such a delivery.

Rajasthan: A poor state in Primary Education

Rajasthan was ranked 31 out of 33 states and UTs with respect to literacy rates in 2011. We took data from ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) by Pratham over the years and did a comparative study between 2007 and 2013 for Rajasthan. Following are some of the stats which quantify this fact. 7.5% increase […]
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Women Empowerment: Where We Are and Where We Want To Be?

Despite what reports may say, there still exists a wide gap between the goals enunciated in the Constitution, legislation, policies, plans, programmes, and related mechanisms on the one hand and the situational reality of the status of women in India, on the other.
When we talk about empowerment , either of women or of a specific class of people, we essentially have to consider these four spheres – Social empowerment , Political empowerment ,Economical empowerment and Cultural Empowerment.

Helping the Police-Man

My answer to the question that what Indian Police should learn from other police forces is : Nothing. Not a thing. Indian Police should not adopt anything from other countries’ forces. Instead it should evolve and adapt in sync with local scenario.

A Nation Ashamed of Itself!!

By Vishu Mahajan “You can’t clap with one hand, it takes two hands. A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. A boy and a girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars […]
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