Women, your reasons for criminalizing marital rape are plain dumb

marital rape
September 5, 2017

These days the Delhi High Court is hearing a petition for criminalizing marital rape. If it sounds Greek to you then let me explain it in simple terms for you. This means that if you are a married man, your wife can accuse you of having forcible sex with her and ask for your punishment. On the face of it, this petition sounds logical- no woman would want her body…

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My Story : Panchkula Riot for Rapist Baba Gurmeet of Dera Sacha Sauda

My Story : Panchkula Riot for Rapist Baba Gurmeet of Dera Sacha Sauda
August 29, 2017

I was locked this weekend!! A lot of judgements have made quite a stir in our nation, be it Right to Privacy judgement or the Triple Talaq judgement. But the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan in the 15 years old rape case particularly created a lot of trouble in approximately 5 lakh lives. Not to mention the stuck life of other 20 lakh people who were stranded in the…

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Let Bollywood movie not be a victim of anti-Modi syndrome

Let Bollywood movie not be a victim of anti-Modi syndrome
August 23, 2017

By now many of us have watched the movie Toilet-Ek Prem Katha and much of the content has been discussed over print and online media. With more than 100 crore, the movie is being said to be the second most successful movie of this year. Without talking much about the script, storyline let’s get into all sorts of reviews floating in our mainstream media on the movie. Let us look…

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BSF Introduces Measures to Fight Depression and Suicide Among Troops

BSF Introduces Measures to Fight Depression and Suicide Among Troops
August 22, 2017

In its latest strive for improvements for the mental state of their soldiers, BSF have come up with an innovative way to fight depression and suicide among its soldiers. BSF(Border Security Force) amasses about 2.65 lakhs personnel. The jawans of the force are deployed for long stints at inhospitable and harsh climate areas along the Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla borders, where they cannot keep their families for years together. BSF Director General…

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SC declares Triple Talaq unconstitutional, violates Article 14 & 21

Supreme Court declares Triple Talaq unconstitutional, violates Article 14 & 21
August 22, 2017

Supreme Court strikes down Triple Talaq under Muslim Law This summer, the honourable Supreme Court heard the case of the government against the practice of Triple Talaq or Talaq-e-Biddat, over 6 days. The verdict was reserved, and today at last it has been delivered. The five judge bench struck down the practice by a 3:2 verdict, declaring it unconstitutional. A quick look into what Triple Talaq is: One of the…

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Is Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah really a family show

Is Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma really a family show
August 21, 2017

“Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah”, a show doing wonders on the box office since 2008. It was first aired on July 28, 2008 on channel SAB TV. This show has been climbing the ladder of success since then and has never seen any failure. Even after completing more than 2000 episodes and having a long journey of 9 years, there is something about the show that never made me a…

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Bengaluru Foam : when will the authorities wake up

Bengaluru Foam : when authorities will wake up
August 18, 2017

Bengaluru foam outbreak is in news again. After many reported cases in Bengaluru, yet again two of the major lakes Bellandur and Varthur have started spilling out foam.  The lake frothing is the result of the presence of chemicals thus the rains in the city accelerated the action.  It is also believed that most of the lakes in the city have turned toxic due to the disposal of toxic debris,…

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SC asks govt if it wants to “destroy” the Taj Mahal

SC asks govt if it wants to "destroy" the Taj Mahal
August 18, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Supreme Court have, in the recent years, taken a stand for the environment. They have been making several progressive decisions to save India from the impending environmental doom. Monumental decisions have been made, which have included measures to decrease the cars on the roads, control over registration of vehicles that are too old, etc.In the latest incident, on Thursday, the Supreme Court did…

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Kerala love jihad case is all about making Kerala a “terror “factory

Kerala love jihad
August 17, 2017

I first learned about the Kerala love jihad case a few months back when a girl accused her parents of keeping her away from her ‘husband’. This girl lived in the Malappuram area of Kerala. This case is important from the point of view of national security and the demographic balance in Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country. One of the newspapers that carried this story is Indian Express….

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Have sex with us for Halala, say Maulvis to divorced Muslim women

Halala
August 17, 2017

Divorced Muslim women are being offered paid sex by Maulvis for Halala Nikah. Sounds absurd? Then read on. I was not surprised when I read stuff on a news site that said that some Maulvis in Uttar Pradesh are asking for money in return for Halala Nikah. This stupid but barbaric practice has been going on among Muslims for many years. Want to read this article? Read it here. But…

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Girls, this 21st century India is not for you

Girls, this 21st century India is not for you
August 17, 2017

Entire life, when a simple kissing scene onscreen becomes a taboo, and masturbation seems some superficial and non-existential phenomenon, suddenly a girl is forced into marriage and is expected to get physically intimate with spouse. Is that transition easy? Agreed, we are living in 21st century and girls are modern. But sorry to burst your bubble, when you see this same 21st century modern girl around with a guy, laughing…

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On This Independence Day, I’d pledge to be a better citizen

On This Independence Day, I'd pledge to be a better citizen
August 15, 2017

  Today is our 71st year of independence and we as a country have gone through a lot. From fighting the British rule to fighting for equal rights. From living in the most culturally diverse and technologically developed country to a developing country. While our soldiers fight on borders to protect our freedom, we are struggling for our country’s self-dependence.   This article is aimed to make you think and…

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13th August: Organ Donation Day, lets pledge to save a life

Organ donation
August 13, 2017

Organ donation in the literal sense means the giving of an organ by an alive or a dead person, with legal consent to another person needing it. The person who gives his/her organ is called the Donor and the person who receives the organ is called Donee. The donations can be made for various reasons ranging from social sustainability to scientific research. Whichever the case may be, the organ donated…

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Shocked, Why isn’t Marital Rape a Crime in India

Shocked, Why isn't Marital Rape a Crime in India
August 11, 2017

The subject of today’s post is a term that most of us in India refuse to identify as a crime: Marital Rape. News on ‘rape’ has become a daily occurrence, to say the least. It is often felt that a news bulletin is not complete if an incident of rape isn’t reported. In the recent years, especially since the rape of the physiotherapy student Nirbhaya in December 2012, rape has…

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A noble cause by DC to make Raipur pollution free

A micro forest is being built in Raipur, the world's 7th most polluted city
August 10, 2017

Raipur is the capital of Chattisgarh. Since becoming the capital on 1st November 2000, Raipur has seen massive industrial and real state growth. But this massive industrialization has resulted in Raipur getting tag of “world’s 7th most polluted city”. This deteriorating situation prompted Mr. Omprakash Chaudhary to take urgent action to setup a micro forest. What is a micro forest A micro forest is a set up where afforestation is…

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Madras High Court Vande Mataram verdict – it’s history and significance

Madras HC Vande Mataram case - history and significance of Vande Matram
July 27, 2017

The Vande Mataram verdict of Madras High Court has yet again created a storm in a tea-cup. While debating this issue, one of my young friends, who shall remain unnamed, said this will create jingoism. Oh really? In this article, we shall also understand this issue and also the history of our national song- Vande Mataram. What is the Vande Mataram case? Recently, the Madras High Court delivered a landmark…

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Agony of a 10 year old girl raped by her uncle, denied abortion by court

Agony of 10 years old girl who raped by her uncle, denied abortion by court
July 19, 2017

In a heart wrenching news, a request for abortion by a 10 year old pregnant child was turned down in Chandigarh, India. The pregnant child is a victim of incest and sexual abuse. Raped by her uncle on various occasions she fell pregnant, and had approached the court for an abortion. The victim is the daughter of poor parents, her mother works as a domestic help and father is a…

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Watch newly wed daughter sharing intercourse experience with her mother

Here's a daughter educating her mother about sex in a video that never says "the" word outrightly
July 12, 2017

Innumerable times our parents educate us in some fun ways and we learn it without any effort. Isn’t it so? But in an ever-evolving world, don’t you think we need to keep our parents upbeat as well. It is easy to talk and make them tech-savvy. How about introducing your parents to the world of Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogging world. But, but, but… there lies a world that…

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When a 5 year old Girl Used a Doll to Demonstrate Sexual Assault

June 20, 2017

As a child, our early memories are supposed to be happy and invigorating; all things bright and beautiful. I remember my own childhood being a delightful one, where I was protected from the negatives and given everything I could have possibly needed. In a little girl’s life, a doll is very important. You play with the doll, you talk to the doll, you have tea parties and you braid her…

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Rabri Devi wants “sanskaari bahu”- Did she checked ‘sanskaar’ of her sons?

Rabri Devi searching for "sanskaari" bahu
June 16, 2017

And once again, the world is about to be taken up by storm. No, I am not exaggerating. Rabri Devi, former Chief Minister of Bihar recently categorically defined the sort of daughter-in-law she is looking for her sons. For her, a ‘sanskaari bahu’ is the one who doesn’t go to malls and cinema halls but one who can look after the home and respect elders, like she does. Although her…

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Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit?

June 14, 2017

Every day, we see some new moves towards opposition unity. This time opposition is getting united for Presidential Election. Will these moves bear fruit? Empirical evidence says “NO”. The personality of Narendra Modi is strong enough to dwarf all the moves that aim to bring all the non-BJP parties together. Opposition unity and Presidential election This year, opposition unity moves have become even more interesting because we are going to…

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MP farmers’ agitation: why PM Narendra Modi should be worried!

MP farmers' agitation
June 12, 2017

The MP farmers’ agitation has unfortunately turned violent. A few people have lost their lives in firings and our heart grieves for their families. These killings should not have happened at all, particularly when the monsoons are just round the corner. We need more helping hands to grow more. If not controlled, this MP farmers’ agitation might haunt Modi in the 2019 polls.  MP farmers’ agitation – the real cause?…

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Paris Climate Treaty and America’s bullheadedness-know the details

June 4, 2017

What is Paris Climate Treaty? The Paris Climate Treaty has been much in news lately, thanks to Donald Trump. But before we move on to him, let us understand this treaty. Plainly speaking, the Paris Climate Treaty is an agreement among nations of the UN to control their greenhouse emissions. The operative word is “voluntary”. There will be no compulsion on any country to abide by this treaty which comes…

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Supreme Court Stands up for Nirbhaya; Death Penalty Upheld

May 5, 2017

Today has been one of those days for the Supreme Court, when every rational Indian Citizens applauds them. With the verdict being pronounced in the Nirbhaya rape case the Court has proved that there is yet faith to be maintained in the judicial system. 16th December, 2016 started off as an ordinary day for the 23 year old medical student, the evening of which, while returning from an outing with…

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How the triple talaq issue promises to change national politics forever

April 21, 2017

The triple talaq issue has been dominating our national discourse for more than a year now. These days, we are seeing several Muslim women come on TV and express their opposition and resentment over this cruel practice. Let us understand this issue in brief before we go forward in this article. What is the Triple Talaq Issue? In simple terms, uttering the word, ‘talaq’ thrice by a husband means instant…

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Narendra Modi Goverment Supports Demolishing of Triple Talaq, Halala

Narendra Modi Goverment Supports Demolishing of Triple Talaq, Halala
April 13, 2017

Central government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a solid step in right direction. The recent developments shows that government is willing to provide equal opportunity to the women of Muslim community. The Indian Constitution has always enshrined the concept of freedom, in every sense possible. Freedom of employment, freedom of expression and even freedom of religion. We are a tolerant society and we give everyone the opportunity…

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Know Everything About Finance Act 2017 : How Government Took U Turn?

Know Everything About Financial Act 2017 : How Government Took U Turn?
March 26, 2017

Key Features of the Finance Act 2017 The last decade has seen the Union making significant efforts towards the economic improvement of the nation. Therefore, it has been the pleasure of the citizens to watch their own nation develop and begin to make its place in the global economy, and survive with a strong heartbeat, as compared to the failing heartbeats of many other economies. The Lok Sabha has approved…

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‘No Abortion for the Down Syndrome Fetus’ says the Apex Court

'No Abortion for the Down Syndrome Fetus' says the Apex Court
March 6, 2017

As Indians, we have traditionally been a nation that believes in the gift of children. So when a child comes to a family, it’s time to celebrate. Bring out your best clothes and your fanciest decorations. Grand celebrations and elaborate planning begins even before the birth. So requests for abortion are rarely taken nicely. The law, in India, prohibits abortion in case the pregnancy has crosses 20 weeks, irrespective of…

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Girls, be your own savior. We men are cowards!

Girls, be your own savior. We men are cowards!
January 17, 2017

I always used to write with an intent to express the positivity within, to give others a good, meaningful read. Never had I imagined that someday I would be writing to express my frustration, displeasure, and derision. Yes, my mind is in a lamentable state and is far from getting sane. Each time a blatant attack against a girl occurs on a street (needless to mention a specific city here,…

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Jallikattu ban- The bulls are having the last laugh but not the Tamils

Jallikattu ban
January 12, 2017

The Jallikattu ban is proving to be a jali kati issue for the average Tamil. While the directly affected party, the bulls, are having a hearty laugh, the issue is a red rag for many Tamils. But, let us understand the basics first. What is Jallikattu ? This word refers to the ancient- but still continuing- practice of taming the bulls by embracing them. This practice of jallikattu was in vogue for…

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