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Protest against Section 377

The Chapter XVI Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was introduced in 1860. This clearly states that any sexual activity which is against the supposed laws of nature is a criminal offence and can be punished by law. Arguably, this includes all kinds of homosexual activities as well as transgenders and people with bisexual orientations. Also, the ruling is uniform, irrespective of the matter of consent between the participants in question. What does the [...]

Case against Lord Rama

A petition has been filed against Lord Ram for abandoning his wife Sita in the aftermath of her return from Lanka. The petition was filed against both Lord Rama and his brother Laxman, in a Bihar court, by a local lawyer Thakur Chandan Kumar Singh, seeking justice for Sita, since she was the daughter of Mithila and came from Bihar. The case was heard by a Chief Judicial Magistrate in Sitamarhi on 1 February 2016 who [...]

Kapus Protest

The caste system in India has existed for ages, ever since Aryans came and settled down over here. In the beginning it was supposed to be occupational. It was not related to one’s family. One was not a Brahman or Shudra by birth but by occupation and there was no forbidding a king’s son from becoming a monk or vice versa. However, later on, owing to the actions of majority of Brahmanic community and the [...]

Liquor Companies target Youth

India is the 3rd largest liquor market in the world. The alcohol industry is one of the fastest growing industries on the back of demographics and economy. With a growth of 7-12% in the decade between 2001 to 2011, the alcohol industry in India has indeed been flourishing. Major factors behind the Growth The growth of the alcohol industry has been partly due to the fact that the youth of India has joined the brigade [...]

Cruelty to Animals

With the recent ban on Jallikattu, a traditional bull-vaulting event of Tamil Nadu, the focus has been driven towards many other such practices across the country. Though these practices carry religious meaning with them and have been a part of the culture for ages now, but the main question that lies here is that whether such treatment and involvement of animals in these practices is ethical. It also raises eyebrows over the sheer necessity of [...]

Complicated Relationship Zones

Friend Zone. you must have heard of this popular culture in recent times. Featuring in the Urban Dictionary, Friend Zone is a place in a relationship where there is a mismatch of romantic feelings. It could be a commitment mismatch where the couple is already in a sexual relationship, but one of the two does not want to commit, or while one of them is looking for romance, the other wants to be ‘just friends’. [...]

Hackathon: Make in India Week

When Narendra Modi took over as the PM, he came with a vision to make India strong through self-reliance riding on the back of a strong manufacturing base. And the ‘Make in India’ (MII) initiative was born. The MII ‘Hackathon’ is being organized at IIT Mumbai from 10 to 16 February, 2016. The programme schedule is as follows: 10-12 February 2016 Pre-Hackathon tutorials and workshops 13-14 February 2016 Make in India Hackathon 15 February 2016 [...]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Background The one agenda that formed the highlight of BJP’s election manifesto prior to its ascent to power in the Lok Sabha elections (2014) was social security. Ever since the NDA formed the government at the Centre, it has launched a number of welfare schemes that promise banking, pension, employment, and insurance to the poor people of the country. The government during the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (a scheme meant to [...]

Activities That Make Your Kids Smarter

In this age of Internet and smart technologies, which have shrinked the world, brought us closer and have made our lives easy, we cannot deny the fact that they have their drawbacks too. Came across a very interesting whatsapp message “Smartphones have brought our distant ones closer but have distanced us from our closed ones”. How true is this!!! People are so busy with their smartphones and gadgets that they don’t seem to have time [...]

Making Money From Home

We all work to earn money. Money is a necessity to lead a comfortable life and fulfill our desires. While most people work in offices, shops, factories, some enjoy the luxury of working from home. The concept of home office is gaining importance with each passing day as it ensures flexibility in day-to-day schedule. There are various career opportunities available nowadays that allow work-from-home and do not require capital investment. Thus several people are opting [...]