I support the amending the Performing Circus Animals Act to exclude the bull. I support the sport that is Jallikattu. Why? The answer to such questions can be very simple. I can just say, "Why not?" and be done with it - I need no reason to support or oppose anything. I can do so … Continue reading Why I protested
This is not an overall view or essay on women's rights movements or feminism. Here, I lament about how recent and ongoing women's rights movements in India leave me at odds with myself on the issue. To give my readers a short background, I have been brought up in an Liberal Hindu Brahmin family in … Continue reading Religion and Women’s Rights
Athisiyam!", says a tired voice Breaking the morbid silence Of the sleepy small town rail station. A lone figure, in an old, dirty Perhaps hand-me-down sweater, Moves slowly down the platform. Shattering the immobility Of the queer, unmoving station. His movement reflects burden Of mind and of body. His grey hair and shrill voice fading, … Continue reading Athisiyam
As Share Your Hands becomes more and more popular, we are finding it increasingly difficult to find sufficient funds to carry out our activities. In the face of such a fund shortage, we hatched a plan to act as conduits. We have connections to many organisations that are in need of materiel and also we … Continue reading Service at Government Leprosy Home
Much like the discrimination of the Red Indians in North America, Indian tribes who are the original inhabitants of the land have been subject to discrimination for decades. Their plight only worsened after independence - they were being exploited by their own country!Historically, they have been carefree peoples whose only concern is their immediate survival. … Continue reading Service at Tribal School
I'm on a public bus en route to CLRI and the rumble of the bus's engine isn't the only noise I'm enduring. A much more irritating noise escapes the mouths of my fellow passengers. Should Indians learn the art of silence at least in public places?Everyone has things to say but should we all say … Continue reading Are Indians loudmouthed?
There are quite a few reasons actually. I'll only list those issues which I have personally faced at my own college and leave the rest out because I haven't experienced the others first hand.Peer group: I had a miserable time in my first year. I was never the cool kid in school, but I'd joined … Continue reading What is the reason lots of engineering students can’t get a good job in India?