Opinion Blog : Sabarimala Case

With what’s been happening with the Sabarimala Temple verdict, let’s take a minute to look at the details and understand what has been happening with this case of women’s rights. Sabarimala Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ayyapa, situated in the Pathanamthitta District, Kerela, India. The establishment of the temple and the worship of Lord Ayyappa is shrouded in legends ranging from the fact that people believe Ayyappan to be celibate. It is Read more…

Women and Diabetes

What has been inherent from the beginning of our conscious is that women are primary family caretakers and should have the ambition of snagging an economically well-off, kind man for a husband. This ideology overshadows what women do in all aspects of life. It’s not different when it comes to health as well. As women are anchors of the family, it is but natural for them to prioritize their families’ health over their own. As Read more…

Women in Sciences

A nick here and some pain there the first rescue is the unlicensed doctor in our homes – the grandmother/mother. But when we turn our heads around in the discipline of STEM the presence of our gender seems imperceptible. The National Task Force on women in science report suggest that only 15% of the Indian Research and Development workforce are women, while the global average is 30%. Women have not just been caged by socio Read more…

Reflections from the Field: Jaipur

On the 14th of October, 2019, the CSR team along with Mr. Szentmarjay and Ms Ritika Bhatia embarked on an evaluation trip of the HSS project – Water Conservation and Climate Change Training Program in Jaipur & Abu Road, Rajasthan, 2013-2018. It had barely been a week since I joined the Centre for Social Research as an intern, when I was first introduced to the HSS project in rural Rajasthan. I had read about the Read more…

Delhi’s Air Pollution: The City that Chokes.

In the last one week, we have seen Delhi being engulfed by a blanket of smog. This is a result of the dangerously high levels of air pollution in the city. The pollution has made it difficult for the citizens of Delhi to step out of their houses for their day-to-day activities. According to a report by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, there has been a 20% increase in the number of patients in Read more…

Can my City Roads take me Home Safely?

Haven’t we heard enough jokes about women and their heavy handbags? Guess what? Nobody fancies carrying a pepper spray, Swiss knife, and stun guns to a brunch/meetings/party; it just has become necessary to evade evil. A tool that compliments well with our constant urge to be fearfully vigilant with oblivion glances, invariably fastened footsteps and the dim street lights. Haven’t we heard enough jokes about women and their heavy handbags? Guess what? Nobody fancies carrying Read more…