FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE IN INDIA

This article employs a feminist perspective and analyses the need for a shift in the approach of the Indian family planning programmes, in order to ensure better reproductive and sexual health for women in India. It is argued that despite the state claiming that the current family planning initiatives have promotion of women’s health as the primary goal, in reality, they are largely oriented towards population control. Further, they consider women as the means to achieve a larger goal, i.e. the welfare and development of the nation, and place a disproportionate burden on women to undertake family planning, thereby compromising their health. Thus, there is a need to re-evaluate the current approach, and the article suggests some measures that can be taken in this direction. Continue reading FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE IN INDIA

The Constitution of India, Constitution Day

RECLAIMING MY CONSTITUTION: Envisioning a Liberal Constitutional Democracy [EDITORIAL]

The author tries to put forth the vision of the Constitution of India. The idea of celebrating our constitution, despite the concerning issues surrounding the Indian democracy, is cherished. Continue reading RECLAIMING MY CONSTITUTION: Envisioning a Liberal Constitutional Democracy [EDITORIAL]

Former Ambassador for Israel

ELS DISCOURSE Episode 3: Menahem Chuck Kanafi

Diplomacy and the Role of India-Israel Relations in Global Politics Speaker Profile: Menahem Chuck Kanafi Ambassador Chuck Kanafi. Ambassador Kanafi is a former career diplomat and advocate. He has served in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America at senior levels and has served as a legal advisor in the Israeli Defence Forces and to various diplomatic negotiations during thirty years of civil service. He currently … Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 3: Menahem Chuck Kanafi

National Education Policy, 2020

RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT VIS-À-VIS NEW EDUCATION POLICY – PART II

The author in part II of the article compares NEP with the Right to Education Act. Shortcomings of the policy are expressed on the basis of personal observations and some data. Primarily, the policy lacks proper justification for granting economic aid on the basis of cast or providing a rational for introducing classical languages. Additionally, it emphasises upon digital education without considering the nuance gap between the rich and poor in terms of access to technological. The author provides some suggestions and concludes the article on a positive note and hopes for successful implementation of NEP 2020. Continue reading RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT VIS-À-VIS NEW EDUCATION POLICY – PART II

ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: Socialism and China – [EDITORIAL] – PART II

This Independence Day, we look at the tenure of India’s first Prime Minister in a two part series focusing on Kashmir, Socialism and China. The aim of the series is to clear myths, foster debate and learn the lessons from the successes and failures of the tenure of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The second part analyses the relations of India with the Soviet Union and the 1962 defeat of India at the hands of China. Continue reading ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: Socialism and China – [EDITORIAL] – PART II

Nehru in UN on Kashmir

ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: The Kashmir Question-[EDITORIAL]-PART I

This Independence Day, we look at the tenure of India’s first Prime Minister in a two part series focusing on Kashmir, Socialism and China. The aim of the series is to clear myths, foster debate and learn the lessons from the successes and failures of the tenure of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The first part analyses Nehru’s decision to take the Kashmir issue to the newly formed, United Nations. Continue reading ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: The Kashmir Question-[EDITORIAL]-PART I

Article 370 and Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation

ONE YEAR OF ABROGATION OF SPECIAL STATUS FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR [EDITORIAL]

Namrata Jeph The battle for Jammu and Kashmir was and is not merely or even mostly a battle for territory. It is an uncompromising and perhaps uncompromisable struggle for two ways of life, two concepts of political organization, two scales of values, and two spiritual attitudes. Joseph Korbel Introduction The Central Government on August 5 last year revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir … Continue reading ONE YEAR OF ABROGATION OF SPECIAL STATUS FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR [EDITORIAL]

J&K press freedom

J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

-by Ninad Ajane & Ramsha Reyaz Introduction The foundations of a successful democracy are based upon the transparency in the working of the elected government and the citizens being aware of the happenings in the country. Media plays an important role in making sure that people are constantly updated about happenings around the world. Thus, it becomes imperative that the media be free from the … Continue reading J&K MEDIA POLICY 2020: A Tool to Muzzle Independent Journalism?

SEXUALITY AND THE STATE

by Sevanshi Kamdar and Shivani Choudhary INTRODUCTION Promoting and protecting individual autonomy lies at the heart of every liberal state. Though this has not been explicitly acknowledged by states, states do recognize that the freedom to be one’s own person is a right that, if is granted, would be empowering for its citizens. However, this recognition still has to be universally shared in various arenas, … Continue reading SEXUALITY AND THE STATE