Posted by Anurag in Society

I was nervous ever since Tim Cook announced his visit. Would he meet black flags with 'Cook go back!' and 'Cook you are sick!' signs at Mumbai Airport?

The one cause that unites all Indian tribes is their continuous economic and social marginalisation even after 70 years of independence.
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उत्तर प्रदेश में आई.ए.एस. अफसरों की नयी पीढ़ी सामने आई है जो बदलाव के लिए स्मार्टफोन का उपयोग रोजमर्रा के प्रशासनिक काम और जनता तक पहुँचने के लिए कर रही है।
Amrita didi, best team mate and teacher

The highlight of our approach is that we ensure children are learning in a way that it really stays with them.
Kanhaiya Kumar, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader, shouts slogans before addressing a meet in New Delhi, India, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - RTS964Z

I saw a university alive and burning with the fuel of passion; I saw empathy for the ignored sections of our society and for the people of this country.
Indian riot police throw stones at demonstrators as a bus burns during
a general strike in the city of Patna, state capital of the eastern
state of Bihar January 3, 2003. More than 500 people in eastern India
were arrested on Friday as mobs torched government buildings and
clashed with security forces during a general strike to protest the
police killing of three youths. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan


Bihar has a crime rate lower than more prosperous states with fewer people, such as Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan and MP, an analysis of NCRB data reveals.

We associate bras with 'self-respect' and 'honour', so much so that a girl who's bra is showing is labelled 'uncultured', 'slutty', and what not.
justice for jisha

It would be unfair to blame only the police for Jisha's death. Her plight is the result of the incompetence of the Panchayat as well.

During Monalisa's initial interaction with women from several villages in Ajmer district, it was evident that they had minimal knowledge on menstruation.

पढ़ने लिखने का माहौल घर में मिला, मेरे सफर में किताबें साथ होती हैं। थियेटर में पीयूष मिश्रा मेरे आदर्श हैं। मै रंगमंच के जरिए अपने अभियान को जारी रखूँगा।
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Mumbai Metro on 10.06.14

इन्टरनेट की स्पीड सोचने की स्पीड को चुनौती दे रही है, और टेक्नोलॉजी हम पर हावी हो रही है। इस अनुभव में सही सवालों को सोचना और पूछना एक चुनौती बन चुका है।

What interested me in the festival was not just the legend and the 'holiness' of the Kshipra river but my desire to study the social spaces around it.

I have always believed that instead of looking for jobs, we must look for problems to solve. But, most of us are inclined towards coveted corporate jobs.

Players are often introduced to situations like a girl being bullied and locked into her locker for ages in an effort to build empathy.
A view of the Indian Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi December 7, 2010. The Supreme Court on Monday questioned the appointment of the country's top anti-corruption official, local media and a lawyer said, in a victory for the opposition and another blow for an embattled government that has become mired in corruption charges. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXVHUX

In 1987 too, the Law Commission had recommended increasing the number of judges from 10 judges per one million people then to 50.

In his book, Shyam Bhat explains to his vast target readership why heartbreak hurts so much and how to move on and feel love again.
A farmer sits on a trolley loaded with melons as he waits for customers at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in  Chandigarh, India May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma - RTSEY42

A very large portion of India's population, the farmers, earns a very small amount of money even while working incredibly hard.

Geeta Biswas, 50, is a natural leader in Vidyasagar Colony in Kalyani Municipality, Nadia district, West Bengal, India.
humans of bombay nagendra

In 1998, Nagendra came to the big city (Mumbai) from his village, hoping to make a mark for himself by building a strong, sustainable career.
UP IAS officers
staff pick

Young IAS officers with a tech background in UP are using smartphones to their advantage, to benefit people from some of the most backward districts.
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It was when I was sitting next to the woman I love (who's not a Dalit), and my cousin brother (a Dalit), that the message of the film Sairat sank in deeply.
A woman runs to take shelter from rain in front of the India Gate in New Delhi April 8, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - RTXDS5K

I shifted from a small town just to come out of the cocoon of narrow thinking and live a good life, now should I build a city just for women to feel safe?

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