Friday, April 23, 2021

    Tag: SOCIETY

    India’s Coronavirus Lockdown and My Musings on the Good, Bad and the Ugly of...

    The lockdown has meant different things to people across the spectrum but for every sensitive mind, it has meant an opportunity to contemplate on the complexities of existence itself.

    Democracy and the Question of Viable Participation in a Pandemic Hit Indian Economy

    This article looks at the various economic and structural issues facing India in a coronavirus hit world and possible potentials for the resurgence of a democratic voice.

    40 Dalit Families Face Social Boycott and Indignity in Odisha Over Flower Plucking

    After a Dalit girl plucked a flower from the garden of an upper caste resident in an Odisha village, the entire community has been boycotted.

    A Pornographic Culture, Societal Violence and the Implications of Our Collective Decadence

    Consumption of aggressive pornographic content promotes violence, exploitation and heightened oppression of women, while corrupting the societal fabric.

    This Independence Day,Let’s Listen to the Canaries

    As a global pandemic engulfs us and as exploitation and hierarchies amplify, this Independence Day, let’s reflect on our shared destinies.

    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.

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