BENGALURU: It is estimated that the total number of street vendors in India is around 10 million and they constitute an important segment of the population. Vending for years has been a source of employments and income for many ur .. Read More

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SURELY THE STATE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WELFARE OF ITS PEOPLE

MANISHA SHASTRI

NEW DELHI: In 2013, a few of my classmates and I were placed at an organisation in Latur district of Maharashtra. In order to complete our Master’s degree it was required that we undertake a three week rural practicum. One o... Read More

BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE: HEY MR SCRIBE, BRUSH UP YOUR ARCHAIC KNOWLEDGE OF MENTAL HEALTH

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: Indian journalist and writer Manu Joseph in a recent article in the Livemint writes that Indians are being told of ‘false and dangerous ideas’ about the causes of suicide.

The article titled <... Read More

BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE: REMOVE THE GAME SURE, BUT WHY ARE WE NOT ASKING WHAT ATTRACTS KIDS TO THESE?

MANISHA SHASTRI

The recent suicide of a 14 year old boy in Mumbai as a result of the blue whale challenges has brought immense attention to the affects of social media on youth mental health. While social media does play a fairly influential role, the entire pinn... Read More

HOW MANY VILLAGES ARE THERE IN INDIA? EVEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: The present government was quick in circulating the notice that December 25 every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previ... Read More

GOVERNANCE WITHOUT DATA IS BOUND TO FAIL

MANISHA SHASTRI

The present government was quick in circulating the notice that 25th December every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previous ones is the very basic... Read More

RAPE AND PREGNANCY OF 10 YEAR OLD: THE LAW IS CERTAINLY NOT ENOUGH

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: The Supreme Court has recently passed a judgement denying a 10 year old rape survivor the permission to have an abortion on the grounds that it poses a threat to the girl’s life. The girl, who comes from a poor fa... Read More

DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE:TASK FORCE FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

MANISHA SHASTRI

KUNDAPUR (KARNATAKA): In what is historic and a first in India, yesterday a Child Rights Protection Taluk Level Task Force was set up in Kundapur of Udupi district in Karnataka, facilitated by the Concerned for Working Children (C... Read More

GST TAXES SANITARY PADS AND NOT CONDOMS: HEY SIRS, MENSTRUATION IS NOT A CHOICE!

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: Several organisations, activists, and women’s group have criticised the government’s move to levy 12 per cent tax on sanitary pads and for listing them as a ‘luxury’ product, while condoms, bangl... Read More

#NOTINMYNAME: BANGALORE

MANISHA SHASTRI

Over two hundred citizen of Bangalore came out in solidarity to protest the growing incidents of lynching under the banner #NotInMyName, a citizen’s protest which was held across several states in India. Several eminent and well known citize... Read More

NINE (OF 23) TRANSWOMEN HIRED BY THE KOCHI METRO RESIGNED; HERE'S WHY

MANISHA SHASTRI

The appointment of 23 transwoman by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) received world-wide publicity; was hailed as path – breaking and lauded by several international agencies even. However the much appreciated initiative has ran into its ... Read More

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