India with its 1.2 billion people and after almost seven decades of independence, does not know how many public libraries it has.
There was a presentation on ancient flying machines that could traverse not only trans-continental boundaries but inter-planetary ones as well!
"For weeks, I could not walk properly. I have had my head banged on the wall so many times that I even fainted once."
We often tell young people they are the leaders of tomorrow, but I disagree. Your strength is needed in India today. You are here right now, as I am.
I realise how religious rigidity and irrationality in India can go to uncanny extremes.
In addition to discussing the idea of Astrology, Rajat also presents a very simple and seemingly effective solution!
“Coming from this community, I never thought I could win.” - Madhu Bai Kinnar
Imagine being shot for a Tweet. That is what is quickly approaching.
To any observer, the unjustness of the situation in Jharkhand is what strikes as most evident.
An inmate, for instance, if denied conventional pleasure of every sort then why ask only for sexual pleasure?
You have safety, security, almost a warranty stamp in the form of your husband
There was something starkly uncanny about these stories.
We obviously cannot feed our 121 crore population with this situation in the near future.
Imagine a school that actually dares to put LGBT issues on the table in its sex education classes.
"Our focus is on the human being, the labourers, the farmers, the artisans and artists - rather than on the beautiful products of weaving, pottery and the like."
I was completely taken aback when my friend informed me that they ‘believed’ that if any member of the household was having her periods, pickles kept for drying, will eventually rot
Differences become a four-letter word. Those who are different are decried as being outsiders who are encroaching on land and resources.
“As I sat hunched over a stove in the kitchen, he came in from behind, splayed my back with kerosene oil, threw in a lighted match and ran away.”
1900 registered cases (out of possible millions) with an abysmal conviction rate is not going to deter this corrupt industry.
It always saddens me to hear others trumpet meaningless social constructs – such as the definition of beauty – as though they are a matter of fact.