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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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Health

Top 6 alcoholism myths

Problems drive an alcoholic to drink Well… kind of true. Problems, achievements, company, lack of company, boredom…. all drive an alcoholic to drink. Problems drive an alcoholic to drink, yes, but so does everything else. Alcoholics are only showing their true nature This is not true. Alcoholism changes the perception of needs so that the […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Human rights
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

A Tin-Pot Editor

When words that convey extreme contempt are used, they ought to be used with responsibility, if at all they must be used. For, is not telling people what to think an insult to their ability to reach conclusions? This post is about an article by Sujata Anandan where she essentially calls Anna Hazare a Tin-pot […]

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chain around bottles of alcohol and a hand
Personal
Women's rights

Passive Alcoholism : Coming out of the closet

Passive alcoholism is what I have started calling the experience of being under the influence of a person under the influence of alcoholism. Those following me on Facebook were aghast a couple of months ago and then again last week, when I spoke of suffering the effects of my husband’s alcoholism. It seems that as […]

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