The menace of E-waste in India

E-waste is  short form for electronic waste. It includes the discarded electronic items which are nearing the end of their useful life. It covers every electronic item such as refrigerators, calculators, mobile phones, computers, television sets etc. E-waste has emerged as a major challenge in the digital age. Since the use of electronic items is increasing day by day, so […]

Swatch Bharat : The shady side of the story

Government says there are around 2 lakh manual scavengers in India and it claims rehabilitation of each of these manual scavengers will take 3 lakh rupees. Now, if am getting my Math right, it would cost our Government around 6,000 crore rupees. 6,000 crores – that is considerably less than what Vijay Mallya has walked off with! The Swatch Bharat […]

Road Accidents in India

In 2013, India witnessed over 137,000 deaths in road accidents alone while in 2014 around 75,000 people aged between 15 and 34 years succumbed to the accidents. According to the Road Accident Report for 2014 prepared by the Road, Transport and Highways ministry, 82% of the victims were male. In India, about 20 children die in road accidents everyday. These […]

Odd- Even and Out

Delhi government has launched the second innings of its Odd-Even scheme on 15th April. It is going to study the scheme for next 15 days before taking a final decision on making the scheme permanent. As per the scheme, four-wheelers with odd number plates will ply on odd dates and those with even number plates will ply on even dates. […]

The Human Costs of Digital India

Max Weber was a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist whose ideas have had a deep impact on modern world. Most of his ideas were much ahead of his time. One of the seminal works of Max Weber is his scientific study of “bureaucracy”. Weber did not define the bureaucracy but identified its characteristics. According to Weber,  the fundamental […]

The ‘F’ word: Feminism

We are still a country confused about feminism. The word ‘feminism’ has attracted a lot of undeserved hatred lately and there are many reasons to it – lack of information, because men think feminism undermines them, and also because long ago, media used to propagandize that feminists hate men. And celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Meryl Streep, Demi Moore […]

Should weight reduction and maintaining a healthy lifestyle be made mandatory in school curriculum?

India has witnessed a remarkable change in last two decades towards greater penetration of technology and western lifestyle among young and old alike. However, there are added costs to such a change. With 65% of population less than 35 years of age, India is increasingly becoming vulnerable to the non-communicable lifestyle diseases which come along with greater reliance on technology […]

How Recycling Can Save The Planet

Earth, our planet. The address to us all humans and other living and nonliving things. Some even call it the biosphere, the environment in which we live in. Because major portion of earth is covered by water as we all know. “I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment”, says Pat Buckley. This is a […]

Are technology innovations like phones, messengers, and social media apps making us less human?

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” -quotes Bill Gates. And I totally agree with his ideology; communication is indeed an essential element of the society. It is the exchange of […]

Women Safety In India

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men”, as quoted by Joseph Conrad, is an explicitly wonderful example to demonstrate the vulnerability of women. Ever since a female is born, she has to equip herself for the challenges ahead of her in the world, everything that constitutes a female is very important; […]