Second wave of COVID-19 exposes fault lines in the Child Adoption System

By Ritambhara Singh The second wave of COVID-19 has created havoc in our country. The deadly virus took many lives and left several children orphaned. As per the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), more than 30,000 children were orphaned, lost a parent or abandoned during the period between April 1, 2020, and June 5, 2021. This crisis led many to put out calls for adoption … Continue reading Second wave of COVID-19 exposes fault lines in the Child Adoption System

Comment: Combating Patriarchy

By Shreya Maheshwari In India, the discussion on women, their rights and welfare is episodic. It takes place only when an incident or a special event takes place. Don’t you agree? Take the case of pandemic. Cases of  domestic violence witnessed a sharp surge along with COVID cases, yet it took some time for us to discuss this issue and take stock of the problem. … Continue reading Comment: Combating Patriarchy

Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage

By Gautam Kumar Lately, rapid industrialization and especially the manufacturing sector has contributed majorly to environmental pollution.  With time it has been realized that these industries too are the social units having duties towards ensuring environmental conservation and maintaining public health conditions. The polluter pays principle works on the same line. The polluter pays principle requires the polluter to meet the costs of the pollution control and prevention measures. It … Continue reading Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage