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India’s Great Leap Forward

A year on the Prime Minister’s Great Idea may have turned out to be a dud Mao ZeDong’s Great Leap Forward [1]  has to be the most outstanding example of the devastating harm from the unintended consequences of a state policy that aimed to modernize and develop an entire country.  It resulted in the deaths …

Sex, consent and the 50 shades of NO

Gender seggregation

A man who imposes sexual activity on a woman without any indication that she is attracted to him, in the face of blunt refusals or knowing that she definitely does not like him, is a rapist. But without this explicit clarity, there are a lot of grey areas where men and women can communicate very …

Do parents really care about child safety or do they want to outsource caring for children?

Vidyut and Nisarga

Disclosure of bias: I am biased against mainstream schools as currently exist in India and think they do more harm than good. We need better schools and for reasons more than security. This is the second murder in a Ryan International School. Last year, in February, a child was found drowned in the Ryan International …

Scenes from protests nationwide against Gauri Lankesh’s murder

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Nationwide protests The killing of Gauri Lankesh brought about a wave of anger around the country as journalists and other citizens alike spontaneously declared protests and condelences events in over 75 locations in the country Dozens of organizations, political parties and citizen groups have condemned the killing Protest at Press Club, Delhi Journalists protest at …