MANUAL SCAVENGING OR SCAVENGING MANHOOD?

At present, across much of India, carrying the legacy forward of caste-based custom, people from communities that traditionally worked as “manual scavengers,” still collect human waste everyday and carry it away for disposal at the outskirts of the cities or towns. For some, manual scavenging is not a form of employment but an injustice to…

DO WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE INHERENT CASTE SYSTEM?

The issue of caste system that needs to be focused upon is way beyond the political parties backed by castes, the divide in the society on the basis of caste and the discrimination. Caste system has its roots back in the 1500BC when the Aryans arrived in India, and dictated people’s occupation, living, food habits…

RELIGION: A POLITICAL INSTRUMENT?

In the preamble of our constitution, we emphasize a lot on ‘Secularism’ and we believe that everyone is free to follow the religion of their choice. The state also mentions that it shall not promote any one religion and shall not involve them in any political or social activities. However, reality is far different from…

MEASURE BEAUTY IN BEING, NOT INCHES OR COLORS

We want to write about who we love, who we hate, what we do, what we want and so much more. Why not about our body? More than our choices, our actions and everything around us, our bodies are a reflection of who we are. It is important to respect our body and give it…

A GUIDE TO KNOW YOUR LONGEST COMMITMENT: YOU

With time, I’ve realized, not every experience adds to our resume and not every skill adds to our achievements. In these 20 years, if there is one thing I have slowly begun to achieve is to be able to equip myself with things I need the most, to survive and prosper. Equip myself not to…

JOSH HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIGH BUT, WHERE’S THE HOSH?

On 14th February, 2019, a convoy of CRPF soldiers was attacked by a vehicle borne suicide bomber in the Pulwama District of J&K. More than 40 soldiers were martyred and the country had shaken to its roots. This attack was one of the most dangerous and deadliest attacks on such a large scale in the…

HOPE, NOT FOR AN INCREDIBLE BUT A BETTER INDIA

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of…

WRITING: ART OR SOLACE?

There will always be a feeling associated with everything you do. There will always be a part of you that you lose or sometimes even find in everything you do. The kind of music you listen to, the kind of movies you choose to watch, the kind of activities that you like, all these choices…

WAR, WITH OR WITHIN?

  Remembering the heroes of 1993 Mumbai blasts Saluting the brave hearts of 26/11 Paying tribute to 2001 parliament attack survivors and casualties OR LETTING ALL OF THEM DOWN?   So many dates, so many people, so many posts everyday for them! Every day we share so many different thoughts and pictures on social media…

MY NATION TODAY: WHICH WAY DID WE CHOOSE?

I’m a 20 year old girl, I have witnessed this country go through great changes and transformations in just these two decades. We have adapted to new developments and variations and somehow managed to cope up with them. But If you ask me, what is that one thing that we have lost on our way…