Harassment

Victory rally as Rajasthan government accepts farmer demands
Democracy
Economic inequality

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar

On the 1st of September 2017, farmers of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisab Sabha called for an indefinite mahapadav or gherao of the various District Collectorates in Rajasthan. Like the farmer protests in Maharashtra, these too were sustained bouts of anger over neglect by the government. The farmers had very basic demands related to the very […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

Tehelka: a bad lapse of judgment and awful misreading of Vishakha guidelines

Tehelka stands on the wrong end of an outrage this time. Tarun Tejpal stands accused of sexual harassment of a young journalist during their iTHINK festival. While I don’t downplay sexual harassment, it is a very common crime. With 90% of women stating that they have been sexually violated at some point, and most sexual […]

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damaged slab and illegal staircase construction
General

DMC Balamvar threatens activist at Lokshahi Din for complaining on official email id & phone!

Mumbai, 24thJuly 2012: Beware Mumbai citizens! Think twice before complaining against illegal building activity to MCGM’s officers on their official email id and mobile numbers, or they may threaten to book you under cyber-crime laws! Also be careful if they invite you to meet them with your complaint on Lokshahi Din, because they may land […]

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Women's rights

The Dark Side of Twitter

Twitter is well appreciated for the unprecedented freedom of interaction it provides, while at the same time allowing for security. Also, being directly able to hear candid talk of public figures, being able to engage them with questions is something that had been difficult for most people with questions or curiosity. Celebrity accounts interacting with fans […]

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Women's rights

Eve Teasing under Civil Law

This article is second in a part of a three article series on Eve Teasing by Fazal Ahmad. The first part outlined the description and impact of eve teasing. This civil wrong is other than a mere breach of contract or breach of trust. This wrong is redressible by an action for unliquidated damages. Eve […]

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