By Gayathri G Live-in relationships in India attract a variety of contrasting opinions. Judgments rendered by the higher courts remain the source for determining its legal status. The term live-in relationship has not yet been defined legally or socially. However, a generally accepted definition is when two consenting adults live together in a relationship akin to marriage without being subject to laws of it. Even … Continue reading Explained: The legal status of live-in relationships in India
By Pallavi Pratibha On 21 November 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – aimed at suicide prevention as a public health priority. It sets the stage for facilitation and coordination of efforts of all relevant sectors and stakeholders. The strategy document also enlists its goals and objectives, action framework, implementation framework and mechanism. The strategy aims to … Continue reading Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy
By Gayathri G In 2022, India saw a steep increase in dog bite cases and rabies deaths. According to available data, India reported total 72,77,523 cases of animal bites in 2019, which dropped to 46.33 lakh cases in 2020 and 17.01 in 2021. However, the country has recorded 14.5 lakh cases in the first seven months of 2022 alone. Another shocking aspect was human deaths. … Continue reading Explained: Understanding India’s legal and policy framework to fight rabies
By Pallavi Pratibha What happened to the Maulana Azad National Fellowship? And, what is it? On 08 December 2022, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani announced in the Lok Sabha that the Maulana Azad National Fellowship has been discontinued from 2022 -23 by the Union government. Earlier this year, M.Phil and Ph.D. research scholars affiliated with various universities approached the Ministry of Minority Affairs to complain … Continue reading Explained: End of Maulana Azad National Fellowship which was recommended by the Sachar Committee
By Aatif Iqbal In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, in New York City’s Greenwich village, police raided Stonewall Inn which was a popular place of gathering for young members of the LGBTQI+ community. Police rounded up the illegal liquor sellers, and arrested many patrons. This action of the police enraged the masses as it was seen as harassment to LGBTQI+ community members. … Continue reading Here is everything you want to know about Pride Month
By Padmini Subhashree The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has captured almost the whole of global media attention over the past few days. And while it is unfortunate to be living in such times as to witness a massive military and humanitarian crisis unfold, it is further disappointing to read the recent report on climate change that warns about the creation of an irreversible … Continue reading Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report
By Rishabh Shrivastava What is Shakti Bill? Maharashtra Government tabled two bills on 14th December 2020 in the state assembly: Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 (also known as Shakti Bill) and the Special Court and Machinery for Implementation of Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law, 2020. The former is making the headlines as it contains various provisions that are controversial in nature and needs in-depth … Continue reading Explained: Maharashtra’s Shakti Bill
By Kanav N Sahgal Western scholars of collective memory have for a long time written about the significance of the Stonewall Riots of 28th June 1969 as the starting point for the gay liberation movement in the US, and eventually, the rest of the world. In the early hours of 28th June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village, New York City. And even … Continue reading #PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective
By Rishabh Shrivastava Every time we talk about India’s vaccination campaign, we are often reminded of how Israel managed the same and became one of the first countries to carry out maximum vaccination for its people. At present, Canada leads the global vaccination tally at 65.4% followed by Israel at 63.4% and United Kingdom at number three with 61.6% vaccination. In this explainer, we take … Continue reading TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign
By Bhawna Gandhi In the last three parts (Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here) of our Domestic Violence Laws Simplified Series, the author explained the functioning of domestic violence laws in India and discussed the various types of reliefs that the victim (woman) is entitled to under the law. In this last and final part, the author shall discuss the … Continue reading Part IV – Understanding Domestic Violence: Jurisdiction and Maintenance
By Rishabh Shrivastava Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel has become the new person of interest and is all over the news. The reason is: new set of rules that he has introduced to govern the group of islands. Taking over the charge after Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in December last year, he has introduced several controversial draft regulations such as Lakshadweep … Continue reading TA Explained: The new Lakshadweep rules
By Anugya Jha Despite being hit hard by the second and first wave of COVID-19, the World Bank has projected 10% economic growth for India in the financial year 2022. In the last few decades, Indian economy has become a golden nest for the business maestros around the globe, who are desperate to spread their arms as wide as possible over a magnanimous population, forming … Continue reading Understanding the Battle between Reliance and Amazon for the ‘Future’
By Gautam Kumar The prolonged debate on the reservation to Marathas was laid to rest on May 5th, 2021, when the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Justice Hemant Gupta, and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat in ‘Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil v. Chief Minister, Maharashtra’ unanimously struck down the Maratha reservation quota. The bench held that … Continue reading Understanding the Maratha Reservation Judgment: What did the Supreme Court observe?
By Dr. Haryax Pathak Let’s talk about vaccines. I am still seeing a lot of confusion going around about the mechanism of vaccines in use. In this explainer, I attempt to explain the functioning of various vaccines in use, as simply as possible. What is the virus made of? So, think of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as Ferrero Rocher for the purpose of very simple understanding. … Continue reading TA Explained: How COVID-19 vaccines work?
By Vidush Pandey Can coronavirus be transmitted from humans to pets? Yes, a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after a close contact with people having the COVID-19 infection. The first case of a cat testing positive in the UK was confirmed last July. However, as per the information … Continue reading TA Explained: How to manage pets during COVID-19?