Category: Varsha’s Pick

Death by design: on jallikattu

Tighter regulations cannot eliminate the element of danger intrinsic to jallikattu In situations involving humans and animals, Murphy’s law takes a strong hold: if things can go wrong, they most likely will. Jallikattu may have drawn the attention of animal rights activists for the innumerable accounts of cruelty […]

Clear the air: on Rafale deal

The fog of doubt over the Rafale deal can be lifted only with greater transparency That troubling questions about the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets will persist despite a clean chit of sorts from the Supreme Court, was demonstrated compellingly last week following The Hindu’s detailed investigation into the deal. […]

Unity and strength: on the Opposition rally

Opposition parties need a cohesive framework to be a viable alternative to the BJP It is always easier to agree on the ends than on the means. Opposition parties that came together at the Kolkata rally hosted by Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee had a commonality of purpose — defeating […]

POVERTY : Mother of crime

 Poverty poverty refers to a state in which an individual is unable to fulfill even the basic necessities of life. Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money. Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty, extreme poverty, […]

CHILD ABUSE – The ugly, Filthy Truth

Physical abuse is any intentional act causing injury or trauma to another person or animal by way of bodily contact. … Alternative terms sometimes used include physical assault or physical violence, and may also include sexual abuse.  Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other […]

A silent killer in India : DUST STROMS

An eye with dust and a man with trust always cry Dust are fine particles of solid matter. It generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by wind (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, […]

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