By Team Analysis India is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. Extreme weather events like floods, droughts, and heat waves are on the rise. It affects people not just physically but also mentally. Studies conducted after disasters, like the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tsunami and Odisha cyclone, prove this. Among surviving adolescents, PTSD rates reached 10.8% after the Tsunami … Continue reading When the climate changes, so do our minds
By Pawan Kumar and Kumar Kartikeya The recently concluded G20 Summit in New Delhi has been hailed as a resounding success, culminating in the historic New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration. This declaration prominently addresses critical issues such as climate action, energy security, public health, innovation and technology, gender justice, and several other areas of strategic importance. Notably, non-member countries including Bangladesh, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Egypt, … Continue reading Delivering the promise of climate action in G20
By Akanksha Poddar On September 21st, the world quietly observes World Alzheimer’s Day. It’s a day dedicated to a cause that dwells in the shadows of public awareness. According to the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Society of India (ARDSI), an astounding 4 million individuals in India grapple with Alzheimer’s. Yet only a mere 10% of them get diagnosed. This startling statistic demands our attention. This … Continue reading Alzheimer’s crisis in India: A growing concern
By Rishabh Shrivastava What? In a recent cabinet meeting, the Government of India issued a list of 30 critical minerals. These minerals are essential to the country’s economic growth, climate action and national security. These minerals are highly important for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, semiconductors, defense equipments, and several other products of value. Why? India is 100% import-dependent in terms … Continue reading Explained: India identifies 30 critical minerals! What does it mean?
Whatever be the reason for his decision to work on appellate cases, by the end of 1923, Ambedkar’s legal career had begun. He was Dr Ambedkar, Bar-at-Law. But could these impressive credentials compensate for the stigma of his caste? Continue reading Book Excerpt: Mr Ambedkar, to Ambedkar Bar-at-Law, to Dr Ambedkar
On 24th June 2022 in the matter of Dobbs v. Jackson, the United States Supreme Court overturned a landmark judgment (Roe v. Wade) delivered over half a century ago, effectively depriving citizens of a fundamental right to abortion. The apex court’s decision resulted in the obliteration of the constitutional right to women’s liberty and privacy, and at the same time, their decision making over reproductive choices was granted to the state and its institutions. Continue reading Patriarchal courtrooms: Freedom of women in the eyes of the judiciary
The pandemic brutally highlighted the limitations of our healthcare system. However, it is not just COVID-19 that revealed the capacity issues with our system, the burden of several chronic diseases like cancer, TB, HIV, and diabetes are some other instances of how our healthcare infrastructure is reeling under immense pressure. Continue reading Is India’s healthcare system fit to fight the rising cancer cases?
By Deb Ganapathy The Supreme Court (SC), while hearing arguments in a PIL in January 2023 for the enactment of a special legislation to ban forced religious conversions, stated that the issue of the ban on forced conversions should not be given a political colour. The petition filed by a lawyer and BJP Spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Dubey, in December of last year, comes after the … Continue reading Explained: Love jihad, Supreme Court, and law on religious conversions
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 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 Team TA Background On 14 November 2022, India announced its Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the ongoing COP 27. With submitting this strategy document to UNFCCC, India has now joined the group of 57 countries (out of 195) that were mandated to submit the long-term document by 2022 under the UN climate agreements. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris … Continue reading India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070
By: Anushka Pardikar, Anubhav Kumar and Rishabh Shrivastava In Part I of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace series, we examined the status of compliance with the various provisions of the PoSH Act, 2013. We looked specifically at the extent of sensitisation and awareness programmes conducted by major government organisations in the country. In this part, we analyse the composition of the Internal Complaints … Continue reading Workplace harassment: Inclusivity and transparency is missing from complaint committees
By Anushka Pardikar Workplaces in India continue to be biased, misogynistic and unsafe for women. After the pandemic introduced work from home model, the issues of harassment and bullying have become furthermore complicated. The organizations and experts working on issues of safety at workplaces have reported an increase in the number of harassment incidents that women employees continue to face. All of this is despite … Continue reading Workplace harassment: Sensitization on PoSH act isn’t a priority for government institutes, shows RTI reply
Indian society can only find its roots in Constitutional values. Those are the ideas that we collectively consent to through daily plebiscite and they form the basis on which the diverse communities of India can reconcile. Continue reading Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire and lessons for India’s nationalism