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What is Section 377 of IPC

The Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was inserted in Chapter XVI and formulated into a law back in 1861 under the British rule. The law criminalised any sexual activity against the “order of the nature” including homosexuality that was prohibited in the Victorian order of nature. India had been a culturally progressive land where the depictions in temples of Khajuraho and Shikhandi’s character in the Mahabharata highlighted the existence of different sexual orientations. [...]

Our Duty Towards Our Environment

Environment and humans are interdependent on each other in the ecological realm. This may sound like an overstatement but it turns out that a world without humans or environment is an unimaginable sight that can send chills down the spine. However, in the race to become the superior species on this planet, we have time and again neglected our environment and as a repercussion we are on the verge of sixth largest extinction on the [...]

Why Mumbai almost drowns when the monsoon arrives?

Mumbai, the city of dreams, has become a battleground for its citizens ever since the monsoons struck the city in full swing in early June this year. Rains each year threaten to throw life out of gear in Mumbai – a city known for its resilient spirit. Though the monsoons always bring along a sigh of relief with it after a long wait and a sultry summer but also causes major hardships to the Mumbaikars. [...]

Beat Plastic Pollution

Introduction The 2018 World Environment Day was momentous for India as the country was the global host and joined the league of the nations which hosted this prestigious event before. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this day, India went big with an announcement to wipe out all the single-use plastics from the country by 2022. This announcement gave an extension to the activities carried on by millions of Indians like policymakers, celebrities, [...]

India is the most unsafe country for women

Crime against women in India has been on a steady rise with an 83% increase since 2007 in terms of crime against women, while on the other hand, there has been a steep decline in the conviction rate of the accused. The facts and figures released by the National Crime Record Bureau in 2016, gives a fair reflection on the recent survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation. India was ranked fourth in terms of women [...]

Sex Education in India

In the land of Kamasutras, Khujarao’s Sex temples, and people worshiping ‘Shivlingas’, the word “SEX” still remains a taboo in India. For the Indian society, sex still remains a matter to be discussed inside the closed doors of bedroom instead of talking about it in public spaces to create more awareness. At the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which included India, the Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRRs) of adolescents and [...]

Pollution in Delhi

Pollution is one of the major issues causing concern not only in India but across the world. The technological advancement and speedy development since India’s Independence has come at a great environmental cost. According to the global Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2018, India is ranked at 177 with an EPI of 30.57, and it is disheartening to hear that Delhi, the national capital of the country, is being tagged as one of the most heavily [...]

Controversies with Kaala

The release of Rajnikanth’s movie is no less than a festival for his fans and followers. To celebrate the release of his latest movie “Kaala”, the cine-goers, to be precise, the fans of Rajnikanth were seen queuing up outside the movie theaters at 4 in the morning. Though the movie “Kaala” is mired in controversy, however, that did not deter the the fans of Rajnikanth to flock the movie theaters. These scenes outside the movie [...]

Facebook and Aadhaar Data Leaks

  How safe is our privacy in this world of social media? Privacy is an important aspect of human life, thus, in a majority of the democratic countries, central institutions play an important role in safeguarding the privacy of an individual. Institutions require our personal information to access certain services and they do so on the basis of maintaining that a person’s personal information should not be accessible to a third-party. But in recent times, [...]

Women are the most important members of the society serving multitude roles such as being a mother, sister, daughter, wife, and a friend etc. These days the role of women has not been restricted to household rather many women are occupying a high position in society they are excelling in every field whether its sports, finance, education etc. Thus, in the past few years, the government has launched many schemes for women aimed at their [...]

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