A conversation with renowned Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, winner of numerous National Film Awards on various issues plaguing India. Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 4: Dissent: On-Screen & Off-Screen
-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive techniques. Cryopreservation is an important aspect … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]
In this article, through a discussion on the issues involved in FGM, international response to the problem of FGM, and the practice in Indian context, the author aims to present a case for a need to have an absolute ban on the practice of FGM. Continue reading FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: A Case for Complete Ban
In this piece, the authors discuss the incongruity between the profusion of judicial and legislative safeguards against custodial violence and the unpleasant image that various statistics present. Further, the article enunciates upon the intrinsic shortcomings of the prevalent safeguards and finally pitches for the need for standalone legislation on custodial violence. Continue reading TAMIL NADU CUSTODIAL DEATHS: Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?
Commercial surrogacy is deemed to be an exploitative affair for the surrogate, and therefore, the practice is penalized in India. Given this, we seem to have made a false assumption about altruistic surrogacy agreements, i.e., the factor of exploitation within these agreements does not exist. Thus, the following article sheds light on that discourse and attempts to show otherwise. Continue reading ABSENCE OF MONETARY EXCHANGE AND EXPLOITATION: An Altruistic Surrogacy Perspective