Human Rights

Family Planning is Every Woman’s Right

“Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children.” This was declared fifty years ago, at the Unit...

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Filmmaker’s house raided for making hard-hitting Documentaries

Not many days after the release of filmmaker Divya Bharathi’s upcoming documentary, Orutharum Varela’s trailer – which garnered over 40,000 views in few days...

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Frida Kahlo – An Inspiration to the Oppressed and the Victimised

On 6th July 2018, the world celebrated the 111th birthday of Frida Kahlo – one of the most celebrated artists whose works and life continue to captivate the world. She w...

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‘Would-be’ Child Brides become Child Warriors to fight their Community

A 14-year-old young girl, Rajni, from Uttar Pradesh was in the middle of her eighth-grade exams when she found out her parents planned to get her married. She had never met th...

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World Report 2018: A Call to Action more essential than A Cry of Despair

The Human Rights Watch publishes an annual World Report in which the human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective. Reflecting ex...

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South Asian University: Where students from India and Pakistan Bond

What would it be like if students from India and Pakistan study the same course and syllabus, in the same classroom, taught by the same faculty in the same university? This cr...

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The Central Role of Writers in Public Discourse

A strong relationship between the arts and politics, particularly between various kinds of art and power, [citation needed] occurs across historical epochs and cultures. As th...

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Bosnia’s War Childhood Museum Goes Global

As stated by UNICEF itself, children are especially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking during emergencies and armed conflicts. During times of crisis, they get ...

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Alliances for Solidarity: India celebrates IDAHOT Day

Despite some amount of progress noted in many countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) still face high levels of criticism, violence and ineq...

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Human Rights Violations in the Interpersonal Sphere

Individuals, families, communities, the government and the workplace - all have witnessed human rights abuses between and among people. Staunch feminists attribute these situa...

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Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu

It is to the credit of Subhrajit Mitra and his creative and technical team that Avijatri...

April 12 2021

The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Ka...

April 11 2021

Explaining the lockdown to children

Family members talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about the innovative ways they used to ex...

April 10 2021