Human reproduction

Child Rights
Democracy
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Sex ratio, alarm and tunnel vision

The Vital Statistics of India report, based on the Civil Registration System 2016 published by the Office of the Register General of India is out and with it, the alarm about a dropping sex ratio (3.16 Sex Ratio at Birth) and assumptions of deliberate killing of unborn female children. The overall sex ratio in India […]

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pregnant woman
Religion and Phiosophy

Garbha Sanskar: The “Emperor’s new clothes” business model

A garbha sanskar event organized in Kolkata got challenged in the High Court by doctors over its claims to create super babies. This is a most welcome development in a country fast drowning in superstition. There is a trend these days to sell superstition in the name of science. As though faith is not enough […]

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Democracy
Women's rights

Sube Singh, Khap Panchayat Leader on rising rapes

“I believe this is happening because our youth are being badly influenced by cinema and television. I think that girls should be married at the age of 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and they don’t need to go elsewhere. This way rapes will not occur,”

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Women's rights

Questioning the sex ratio and reflexive assumptions: India census 2011

Our gender ratio is now 912 female kids to every 1000 male. Female foeticide is a bitch. No pun intended. Sex abortions are illegal in India. I am totally against them, though my views about making a law of it are not kind. However, has there been any research to rule out other factors? Say, […]

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