Failed By The System, Forced Into Labour

Over the past two years, children around the world have been the hardest hit by the never-ending waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. On June 10, 2021, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report

Labouring For Reforms

Will the central government give effect to the four labour codes by notifying the rules, now that the ruling BJP has been endorsed by voters in four out of five states in the recent elections? Hope among employers of this happening had

Consent Matters

With 150 countries criminalising marital rape, India stands out as a boorish nation with successive governments failing to take a principled stand on this emotive issue. This dichotomy sticks out, even more, when one recalls the vociferous demands of politicians, news television

Unending Trail of Tragedy

The Oting incident in Mon district of Nagaland in December 2021 has reignited public sentiment and uproar against the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 in some north-eastern states. The killing of 15 civilians by a special unit

‘All Is Not Well’ With Child Healthcare

With a compilation of ‘Guidelines for Parents’ of young and adolescent children, prepared by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) all set to be released in January 2022, India becomes the world’s third country to bring out these important instructions, after the


Displaying remarkable determination to implement an idea first mooted more than two decades back, the Modi government incorporated 41 ordnance factories into seven defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) on October 1, 2021. Before corporatisation, these factories were managed by the Kolkata-based Ordnance


In what could be another significant step towards bringing about an e-governance revolution in rural India, Common Services Centres (CSCs) across the country are set to be given more freedom and the power to help manage the passport process. These centres will

Online Scams in the Time of Covid

The coronavirus pandemic ushered in an era that has not only taken a toll on our health infrastructure but also laid bare some of the challenges in economic systems. The lockdown had a major impact on businesses around the world and many people lost jobs or took salary cuts.