Soldiers, Soldiering, and Bigotry.

By Kedar Anil Gadgil Recently, there was a news item that mentioned a retired army Colonel evicting a tenant (a Muslim girl) from his house because she “could be a terrorist.” There was a lot of brouhaha over this item with old army hands (and some current ones) tut-tutting about Continue Reading

Rumana’s Pain…..

A short story translated from Bengali to English by Sharshina Swastyaneek The alarm was set at 6 am but Rumana woke up just one minute before the clock struck 6 am. She stopped the ringing alarm quickly lest it disturbed her one year old sleeping son. She caressed Sajjad’s forehead Continue Reading

India needs its women in the workplace

Girls outshines boys in 10th/12th results. The headline screams whenever the results are out. But where do all those girls end up. Why aren’t they visible in workplace? “India Has Second-Lowest Female Labour Force Participation Rate In South Asia.” Source: Business Standard “India’s urban female work-force participation rate (WPR) is Continue Reading

The smell of hot rice

By Aatreey Das What do I think about the country? The India? For me, country is all about its people. And some more. Just want to share an experience. Years ago during our field visit in a district of West Bengal, I with some of the other friends were in Continue Reading

Social Reforms versus Religious Reforms: A Distinction!

By Darshan Mondkar There is a need to draw a line between Religious Reforms and Social Reforms. By and large religion spills out in the society, creating a situation where social pressures are imposed upon those who are deemed inferior by the religion. There is a dire need to fight Continue Reading