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The ugly truth about Indian divorce Why the new cabinet law is important

Jul 18, 2013

The ugly truth about Indian divorce Why the new cabinet law is important

The end of even the worst marriage usually spells disaster for the average Indian woman. The reason are our lopsided divorce laws, but will changing the law make any difference? #Social Issues #India #Marriage #Divorce #Family law #GoodReads
A modest man focused on the poor Who is Pope Francis?

Mar 14, 2013

A modest man focused on the poor Who is Pope Francis?

The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, known for his negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests. #Social Issues #Religion #Poverty #Pope #Church #Pope Francis
Corruption karma? Citing culture is pure bunkum

Jul 16, 2012

Corruption karma? Citing culture is pure bunkum

Corruption is not, as commentators claim, a defining element of Indian 'culture'. And it doesn't preclude the need for strong anti-corruption laws. #Social Issues #HowThisWorks #Corruption #Lokpal Bill #Culture
Decoding Obamas healthcare revolution lessons for India?

Jun 29, 2012

Decoding Obamas healthcare revolution lessons for India?

Its high time that public health became a political issue in the elections as corruption or law and order has been. This is where civil society has got to play an important role. #Social Issues #HowThisWorks #India #Medicare #Health insurance #Obama healthcare policy
Will Jairam succeed in potty training half a billion Indians?

Jun 26, 2012

Will Jairam succeed in potty training half a billion Indians?

Addressing sanitation in isolation is a futile and wasteful expenditure of the tax payers money. Instead, Jairam and the UPA should address poverty and the structural issues. #Social Issues #OnOurMind #Jairam Ramesh #Public health #Sanitation #Defecation
Now Bihar can 'like' or 'dislike' govt activities on Facebook

Jun 22, 2012

Now Bihar can 'like' or 'dislike' govt activities on Facebook

Bihar turned to social-networking sites on Friday to reach out to people, especially the young, and start communicating with them over policy and governance issues related to the state. #social media #facebook #Social Issues #ThisisNext #Twitter #bIhar #Social information processing
Is Aamir Khan India's Bill Clinton on public health?

Jun 21, 2012

Is Aamir Khan India's Bill Clinton on public health?

Aamir is perfectly right in campaigning for generic drugs. About 80 percent of our health issues can be addressed by generic versions (copies) of the original drugs that are priced several times higher. #Social Issues #Aamir Khan #ToTheContrary #Generic drug #Satyamev Jayate
Romney avoids questions on Obama's new immigration policy

Jun 18, 2012

Romney avoids questions on Obama's new immigration policy

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to say in an interview that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. #Social Issues #Barack Obama #Mitt Romney #US2012 #US Presidential Elections 2012
'Sub-quota for minorities is need of the hour'

Jun 13, 2012

'Sub-quota for minorities is need of the hour'

Renowned Dalit thinker Chandra Bhan Prasad says a sub-quota for minorities is the only way to improve their condition and ensure they don't feel ignored. #Social Issues #VeryCloseUp #B. R. Ambedkar #Chandra Bhan Prasad #Dalit community
Congress hasn't learnt lesson on minority sub-quotas folly

Jun 11, 2012

Congress hasn't learnt lesson on minority sub-quotas folly

Even Muslims, at whom the sub-quota provision was primarily targeted, have seen through the Congress' cynical politics of identity. Yet, the party persists with its politics of pandering. #Social Issues #Congress #Andhra Pradesh #Salman Khurshid #Muslim sub-quota issue