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    Food democracy: why eating is unavoidably political

    FOOD Corporate control of the global seed sector is one symptom of an undemocratic food system that favours transnational agribusinesses.

    Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one

    FOOD For those who have pursued a diet rich in meat and dairy for most of their lives, embarking on a vegan diet can lead to significant changes within the body.

    How the moral panic over ‘sexual sadists’ silenced their victims

    Any one of us is capable of sadism … We might acquire it through an accident, or through the repression of our natural instincts. Joanna Bourke

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s extraordinary fall from grace

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi , imprisoned for 15 years over a 21-year period in her struggle for human rights and democracy, has suffered a swift and dramatic fall from grace as a global icon. She is now widely seen as an enabler of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

    Hurricane season not only brings destruction and death but rising inequality too

    ECONOMY In a study two sociologist found that populations that are privileged in terms of education, race or homeownership gain wealth in the aftermath of natural disasters, exacerbating already wide economic inequities. Junia Howell 

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    How Effective is the Union Budget 2021-22 in Terms of its Offerings to Women and Children? 

    The article below examines the effectiveness of the Budget in terms of its offerings to the women and child sectors.

    As India’s COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

    The need of the hour is for the nation-state to show decisive leadership in not only controlling the surge of the virus, but also providing financial assistance to millions of urban poor and making arrangements for them such that they can survive the pandemic with dignity.

    After early success, India’s daily COVID infections have surpassed the US and Brazil. Why?

    India is in the grip of a massive second wave of COVID-19 infections, and lately it has been surpassing even the United States and Brazil in terms of new daily infection, why are we losing the battle against COVID-19 again?

    Applauding the Spirit of Turkish Women for their Courage to Protest Against Erdogan’s Anti-Feminist Move

    Erdogan’s decision to withdraw Turkey from the 2011 Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women is the most despicable turn he has yet taken against women.

    From Pedagogic Theory to Living Practice: Walking with Children of Shiksha Swaraj

    Is it possible to see education beyond schools and coaching centres? Or, is it possible to break the wall of separation, and invite the marginalized to the realm of creative and life-affirming education?