Supreme Court’s judgment on adultery – Choosing individuality over commitment

Hon'ble Supreme Court of India repealed the Section 497 (adultery law) of IPC. The bench of judges declared that it is not a criminal offense if a partner commits adultery but is a private affair. However, the matter is highly contested. Besides the argument of criminalization, the question arises about who should decide whether it …

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Hard work is more powerful than Harvard.

“In fact, hard work is more powerful than Harvard”, said India’s Prime Minister. [He said this, mocking his demonetisation critics. India’s GDP growth is at a higher-than-expected 7.1 per cent for the previous quarter despite the demonetisation. Therefore his above statement came out mocking Professor Amartya Sen who had previously criticised the government’s demonetisation decision …

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People with Disabilities in India: Hopelessness and Hope

Today International day for People with Disabilities is being observed around the world. Here in India, we also have various events to commemorate the day like every other year but PWDs continue to live in extreme poverty, facing different types of discrimination, poor quality of life and hopelessness. PWDs in villages are still being mocked …

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Do Public Opinions and Outrages also discriminate the poor?

In the recent news, there has been a lot of frenzy regarding the torture and killing of a monkey by 4 medical students in Christian Medical College. It was heartbreaking to see this as it is an example of cruelty by very young people who are in fact committed to help other people. This is …

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Economic Development and production of fakes: Who are the losers?

Alongside development, modernisation, globalisation of trade and/or liberalisation of the world economy, crimes also have become globalised. Neo-liberal ideology opposes all forms of government interventions in entrepreneurial activities. Under this setup, the interaction between socio-economic actors are determined by the market by preserving freedom of business and corporations. As liberalisation and market deregulations are the …

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Black money and Tax havens

Multinational companies of global north or western countries are the biggest culprits, who provide the tax havens (a jurisdiction where income tax or other taxes can be hidden with a low rate or without any rate) to hide billions with the help of their efficient networks with the national companies in developing countries (Otusanya, 2012). …

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