Recommendations made to the ToP Bill by ILFAT

ILFAT believes that a comprehensive law against trafficking must be inclusive of all forms of trafficking right from forced and bonded labor, sex trafficking to begging and servitude. Currently, there is a multiplicity of laws, which deals with different forms of trafficking under the different laws in silos. Some laws […]

‘Privileged people who don’t speak up don’t have any right to complain later on in their lives’

Last week’s encounter on the outskirts of Hyderabad where four rape accused were shot dead by the police triggered congratulatory messages by some city-based badminton players. However, Jwala Gutta, a Commonwealth Games badminton gold medallist from Hyderabad, expressed disquiet. She explains why to Siddharth Saxena: Indian sportspersons don’t speak out. […]

Religions: Based on faith, intellect & wisdom

By MN Kundu All major religions offer a deep, underlying, fundamental, unity amid apparent diversity; they prescribe specific ways to live in peaceful coexistence, for self-development and ultimate fulfilment of life. Religions have five distinctly different domains, though not watertight: rituals, mythology, ethics, philosophy and spirituality. The external appearance or […]

Car care tips for an eco-friendly experience

With the increasing pollution levels in the country, spreading awareness is just not enough. While car manufacturers are investing extensively in R&D to create a new fleet of low-emission vehicles and adopt more sustainable business practices, measures can also be taken on an individual level to contribute to the cause. […]

Foreign Investment in India & China

AP: You’re listening to the “Transforming India” podcast, jointly brought to you by the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University and the Times of India. I am Arvind Panagariya, Director of the Raj Center and Professor of Economics at Columbia. My co-host on this […]

Stop! The Citizenship Amendment Bill is not anti-Muslim

The Citizenship Amendment Bill that the Modi government is piloting through the Parliament is being opposed by a cross-section of Opposition parties, some members of the legal fraternity and a number of ‘secular’ intellectuals. The Amendment seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who are […]

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