Friday, August 14, 2020

    Tag: SOCIETY

    Netflix’s Latest Show Indian Matchmaking Rekindles Debate on Institution of Arranged Marriage in India

    Rekindling debate on arranged marriages, new series exposes India’s obsession with superficial indicators.

    Rationalisation, Bureaucratisation & Inequality in Higher Education Amid the Pandemic

    Rationalisation and bureaucratisation accompanied by social inequality have characterised the educational domain for long, will these old processes continue in a pandemic stricken world or will things alter?

    Moorings for a Post-Pandemic World & On What Lies Beyond

    The pandemic has left us stranded on the threshold of the old and the new, but will the new world be full of compassion and empathy or will it carry over the injustices of the old?

    Altering Forms of Social Exclusion & Marginality Amid the Pandemic

    In an unequal society like ours, has the pandemic intensified the exiting societal cleavages?
    Maid,Domestic Helper, Servant or Worker:

    Maid, Domestic Helper, Servant or Worker: Terminology That Cannot Obfuscate Structural Exploitation

    No matter what terminology we choose, the exploitation and inherent hierarchy that separates mental and physical domains of work gets highlighted in the way we treat those who aid us in domestic chores.

    The Absurdity of Opening Pubs Before Schools in England Highlighted by Paediatrician Anthony Costello

    Former WHO director and well-known paediatrician Anthony Costello has been an ardent critique of Britain’s response to the pandemic.

    Making Sense of the Pandemic & the Ushering in of a New World Order

    Instead of the imagining, hoping and creating the post-COVID times in the language of ‘normal’ past, there is a need to affirm the crisis so that the space for new possibilities can be explored.

    Patal Lok: A Series Unveiling the Dark Underworld & a Malfunctioning Bureaucratic Machinery

    Patal Lok throws light on high-profile crime while taking us to the dark realm of the underworld.

    All That is Lovely, Need Not be Fair: Learning to Embrace People Beyond the...

    From harmless taunts to media induced cultural symbols of beauty, the obsession with ‘fair’ skin points to a regressive and archaic Indian self.

    Indian Racism Won’t End Just by Dropping ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely

    Dropping of the word ‘fair’ from the popular ‘Fair & Lovely’ cream is sheer tokenism in a country that lives by the regressive and misogynistic ‘fair is beautiful myth’.

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