I fear contract-based farming will grow and trap farmers like me in bonded labour!

The government keeps trying to explain the laws to us but we already understand them and know the kind of consequences they will have. Read more »

1 in 33 people globally – will need humanitarian assistance in 2021

One in 33 people will need aid to meet basic needs like food, water and sanitation in 2021, an increase of 40% from this... Read more »

Story of slavery survivor Ponrajan can’t be ignored

"I tell everyone my story - how I went to a spinning mill when I was 14, cried when I was not allowed to... Read more »

Several Hindi newspapers demonizing the farmers movement

The media in a democratic country has a big responsibility of presenting the views of all the stakeholders and initiating a dialogue to reach... Read more »

152 million reasons to end child labour – Time to take actions!

This is the time for collective action – from moving beyond lengthy commitments and glorious speeches, to targeted, time-bound and measurable efforts, at the... Read more »

Thousands of farmers stage a peaceful protest inside capital

Amid criticism over perceived high-handedness of the police, talks were held with farm leaders that yielded a deal to let the protesters rally peacefully... Read more »

India is a rich country with multitudes of starving and half-fed men, women and children – Vidyarthy Chatterjee

It is nothing short of black magic that a rich country like India should suddenly become very poor, may be even bankrupt, when asked... Read more »

Why did the government panic when the farmers wanted to reach Delhi?

Political protests are part and parcel of democracy. When the government criminalises protests, these become out of control. Where will people go and lodge... Read more »

India observed ‘communal harmony week’ – Why we have no reason to celebrate

However, majority do not know anything about communal harmony week. Let alone celebrating the week in its true spirit, currently some states are even... Read more »

Men’s violence against women is also a pandemic

Last year, 243 million women and girls experienced sexual or physical violence from their partner. This year, reports of increased domestic violence, cyberbullying, child... Read more »

A teenage trafficking survivor receives highest compensation award

The girl, now 17, was last week awarded the compensation by a court in West Bengal, having previously testified against the three suspects in... Read more »

UPs new law against ‘love jihad’ another conspiracy against Muslims?

Critics said the unlawful conversion order approved by the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh state, run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, was aimed at... Read more »

‘Love Jihad’ theory is a very calculated effort to deny individuals their choice to marry

Rule of law and constitutionalism alone will protect life and liberty of individuals and we must build better narrative for common people and ensure... Read more »

What cost will Britain’s foreign aid cut have on the world’s poorest?

"The UK faces real financial challenges but cutting aid would do huge harm to the world's vulnerable people while making little difference to the... Read more »

Rahul sandwiched in internal power politics of Congress

This time, two things came at a time. The Obama memoir and the dismal performance of the Congress in Bihar. Immediately thereafter, the usual... Read more »

G20 leaders wow to help poorest countries in Covid-19 battle and after

"We need to avoid at all costs a scenario of a two-speed world where only the richer can protect themselves against the virus and... Read more »

Implementation of FRA in J&K a long-awaited and welcomed move by nomadic tribes

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006 aimed to recognise the rights of at least 150 million indigenous and rural people to inhabit and... Read more »

14-year-old girl comes up with award-winning solution for ironing “wallahs”

"I calculated the enormous quantity of charcoal being used, the pollution from it that worsens climate change, damages Mother Earth and human health. I... Read more »

Women and girls hit hardest by Covid-19’s economic impact and famine, as they eat last and least

"There is a huge risk that millions of women and girls around the world are already going hungry," Sarah Fuhrman, a humanitarian policy specialist... Read more »

Peace activists reach out to women leftist fighters with sanitary items

Women make up a large proportion of the guerrillas fighting government forces in the jungles of central and eastern India, an intractable conflict that... Read more »