Legal Issues

Right to Last Rites

The current pandemic situation is not only infecting people, but taking lives too. Though we do not want to think about it, but in case of such deaths, families need to know what to do. There are a lot of people who are confused about what they can and cannot do, despite various government guidelines.… Continue reading Right to Last Rites

Legal Issues

Demystifying the Lockdown

The government has been using two main pieces of legislation to combat the Corona Virus situation, i.e. the recently amended Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005. This article takes a look at both these Acts and tries to provide a holistic understanding of the available legislations that are being used today… Continue reading Demystifying the Lockdown

Articles · Women Empowerment

Is marriage a sacred institution or a legal contract for sex (consented and unconsented)?

Sounds rude, doesn’t it? But it is a very real question. On the one hand, we Indians call marriage sacrosanct. We believe in life long marriages and condemn divorce. On the other hand, we think marriage is the key to enslave someone. How do these opposite thinking ever co-exist? We make it exist. There is… Continue reading Is marriage a sacred institution or a legal contract for sex (consented and unconsented)?

Articles · Women Empowerment

What matters – compassion, submission or skirt length?

The more I observe our society, the more I understand why people prefer sons to daughters. Somewhere it is always more convenient to be the offender rather than the victim. I am sure people here think “better to have a rapist than a victim”. A rapist still has market value for marriage (after all boys… Continue reading What matters – compassion, submission or skirt length?

Articles · Women Empowerment

Periods – a Biological Phenomenon or a Sentence?

Just a few days back, Nepal banned the custom of exiling menstruating women. As always, I am sure there are two opinions about it. But I personally welcome the move. Being from a traditional background, I know that menstrual isolation is very common. I have also been instructed to stay away from kitchen, place of… Continue reading Periods – a Biological Phenomenon or a Sentence?