Period Leave for Female Employees

PERIOD LEAVE: An Equitable Approach – [EDITORIAL]

The article aims to discuss Zomato’s new policy on period leave. While there are various myths revolving menstruation in India, none of them has any scientific proof. They affect the emotional, mental, and physical lives of women instead. The author discusses the constitutionality of the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017 and counters the various claims made by the people who oppose it. Continue reading PERIOD LEAVE: An Equitable Approach – [EDITORIAL]

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

National Education Policy, 2020

NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020: A Breath of Fresh Air – PART I

The author in the first part provides the crux of NEP 2020 and highlights the need for it. While Policy proposal has touched various aspects, the article provides a glimpse of clauses pertaining to inclusivity of transgenders and droupouts, holistic development of children by inculcating practical knowledge and the revamped system of appointing teachers as well as granting them autonomy for formulating the course structure. Continue reading NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020: A Breath of Fresh Air – PART I

crime

COVID-19: SHIFTING TRENDS IN CRIME RATES VIS-À-VIS UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY

by Anushka Rungta and Utsav Saxena Introduction The world has come to a grinding halt in its war with the unseen enemy. After more than four months of lockdowns, the Government of India started taking measures to reopen the economy by introducing relaxations in some states. During these unstable times, the crime rates in the country are experiencing a haphazard graph. With the invocation of … Continue reading COVID-19: SHIFTING TRENDS IN CRIME RATES VIS-À-VIS UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY

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

Social distancing in COVID 19 leading to social distressing

SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic

by Arshpreet Singh Saluja and Muskaan Jain Introduction Amidst this pandemic due to the practice of social distancing and the lockdown, reports have shown that the crime rates are sharply falling. This is true but not complete. Although the offences such as theft, murder and molestation have decreased, we should not get disillusioned by this moment of transient peace at public places.  Unfortunately, other crimes … Continue reading SOCIAL DISTANCING LEADING TO SOCIAL DISTRESSING: Social epidemic within a biological epidemic

THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

by Himanshu Tyagi While the whole world is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak, we have forgotten about a deadlier virus, which lurks around in the corridor of every household. As the governments around the globe have enforced a lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a horrifying surge in domestic violence has raised the alarm. As per WHO’s health reproduction programme reports, 1 in every … Continue reading THE OUTPOUR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: COVID 19

THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – PROMINENT FEMINIST THEORIES: PART II

-by Manisha Arya The following article is part of a two-part series. The previous article can be found here. III. Prominent Feminist Theory and Intersection of Caste, class and Gender in India Caste system as an institution is very peculiar to India. On one hand where the women across world face oppression under patriarchy by virtue of them being women, Dalit women in India due … Continue reading THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – PROMINENT FEMINIST THEORIES: PART II

THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – A FEMINIST ANALYSIS: PART I

– by Manisha Arya I. Positionality of Dalit Women in Caste and Class Hierarchy One of the incidents in Tamil Nadu where a Dalit women leader who demanded higher wages was raped and then killed by upper-caste landlords. By demanding high wages in public space, the Dalit woman leader had violated the limits of her caste status which are defined by passivity and submissiveness and … Continue reading THE INTERSECTION OF CASTE, CLASS AND GENDER – A FEMINIST ANALYSIS: PART I