Argentina’s tryst with Human Rights: “Illegal” Abortion

  A few weeks back in Argentina a very important Bill was presented before the Argentinian senate proposing to decriminalise abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy and thereby guarantee access to safe abortion services. It was a result of National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion which started in 2005. … Continue reading Argentina’s tryst with Human Rights: “Illegal” Abortion

The Government’s Lip Service to the Demands of Disabled Persons

  Every morning Ramesh a twenty-one year old young man comes on his rickshaw dressed in an impeccably ironed shirt and matching trousers, throwing his hands on the pedal furiously and cursing God for giving him deformed limbs. He owns a small shop in a society complex. He gets down from his rickshaw and crawls … Continue reading The Government’s Lip Service to the Demands of Disabled Persons

Questioning Morality: Is it immoral to critique a public figure on the day of his demise?

This piece in not intended to smear anyone’s image. I am happy that the prior blog piece (on Atal ji) was received respectfully by the readership. This piece is an attempt to continue the dialogue, this time not restricted to the realm of Humanity but venturing into Morality as well. This piece is drafted with … Continue reading Questioning Morality: Is it immoral to critique a public figure on the day of his demise?