Driven by the understanding that people need moral and emotional support when a loved one dies, Appasso has often pitched in with his own funds for others' funerals.
A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?
Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
Guru Nanak's langar and legacy: Tracing the origin of the practice, what it says about his commitment to inclusion
The practice of langar, whereby Sikh gurdwaras around the world serve free food and the poor and hungry can eat there as often as they want, emerged because of Guru Nanak's failure as a merchant. It is an embodiment of his compassion and rejection of caste
The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.
Medicines in women work differently than on men and it is necessary that studies are conducted to suit both genders.
Equality for gay men is about having the freedom to do whatever you want to do, just like our heterosexual friends – our relationship with casual sex included.
Sabarimala verdict: SC has ensured continued controversy by seeking to modify religious practices through judicial decree
Shifting sands points to the fact that a greater resistance against the Supreme Court verdict is brewing.
Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs
The Sabarimala verdict clearly paves way for the Supreme Court’s positive interference in matters of religion when it can be demonstrated that the religious practices are opposed to constitutional morality and play a transformative and inclusionary role
Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgments
Chief justice of India Dipak Misra, through powerful judgments in Section 377 case, Section 497 case and now the Sabarimala temple entry case not only pronounced legal verdict that tends to correct certain ‘legal’ wrongs, but also unleashed a spree of social reforms
This SC ruling may open a Pandora’s box and have much wider ramifications.
In recent years, China’s tech industry has boomed, but there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space.
International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India
International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?
International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on International Women's Day on Thursday will have to be telecast live across all schools in Rajasthan, a state government decree has said.
How an organisation called Evidence is fighting against 'honour killings', by aiding victims in legal cases
Evidence's Founding Executive Director Kathir @ Vincent Raj talks about the complexities of honour killing cases, and the strong hold that caste continues to have on the people of Tamil Nadu | #FirstCulture
Centre's reluctance to safeguard 'transgender rights' in wages bill regressive, shows judicial wins alone don't end discrimination
By refusing to specify 'third gender' within the wages bill, the law ministry has suggested that transgender identity and rights be negated, and that goes completely against the tenets of the NALSA verdict
Equality in Islam is limited to Muslim brotherhood, excludes non-Muslims until they live under Sharia rule
The concept of equality in Islam, as understood by Muslims, has always been 'Islamic equality', or equality between Muslims only. This excludes equality for non-Muslims.
Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar says need to 'emancipate Dalits', to rid society of caste prejudices
Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Sunday stressed upon the need to rid the society of caste bias and strive for dalits' emancipation.