Sexual misconduct

Democracy
Human rights

How about a NationalWalkout?

We failed as a society – not the first time We are ashamed of ourselves – damn right, we should be We will never forget – until the next time it happens again And we fail, we feel ashamed and we forget How about we try something different? How about we really show our elected […]

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Vidyut and Nisarga
Child Rights
Democracy
National
Security

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

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 […]

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Democracy

Euphemisms of inhumanity

“Why don’t you get a job?” she asked. “Well my child is severely disabled and needs care.” I replied. A simple reply changed the direction of the conversation. “You really shouldn’t call him disabled. He is special needs.” She informed me, as though it was possible for the mother of a five year old disabled […]

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freedom of speech quote
Democracy

The politics of human rights

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France Rights, like laws are determined by the powerful to address problems they face or allow actions they prefer and apply “equally” to all. These also happen […]

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Democracy
Women's rights

International Women’s day wishes

Logged in to Twitter this morning to see a flood of wishes for a happy women’s day. I replied “Thank you. For today and every day.” which people found witty. Actually it wasn’t so much witty, as it was a statement of intent. Awareness for women’s rights – at least in public is growing by […]

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