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Empowering Single Women: Paving the Path to Equitable Futures in India

Empowering Single Women: Paving the Path to Equitable Futures in India

On the fifth of August 2022, Ms Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament India of the 17th Lok Sabha, introduced a private members bill titled “The Protection of Rights of Widows and Single Women and Abolishment of Widowhood Practices Bill, 2022”.  The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill held that an “ecosystem of neglect leads to millions of widows and single women being pushed into poverty, unable to guarantee a healthy life for themselves and their dependent children” and thus sought to safeguard the rights of widows and single women and to work towards a more equitable, accepting, and progressive society for them.
Is feel good real in India

Is feel good real in India

The ruling party is in election mode with daily pronouncements about how well the Indian economy is doing and benefitting not just the well-off but also the poor in the country. It has claimed a big reduction in poverty in India. It is stated that the Indian economy growing at about 7% is the fastest growing large economy in the world. Further, inflation is said to be tamed and employment generation robust, in spite of global head winds due to the Ukraine war and the pandemic. It is claimed that India has weathered these global storms better than most rich countries, so, it has become `Vishwaguru’. The Presidency of G20 has been cited as evidence of India becoming a dominant player on the world stage. It is claimed that India’s stock in the world has gone up since it is getting respect from other countries and its stand on various world affairs like, wars in Ukraine and Gaza, is being appreciated. Another sign of good performance is stated to be the desire of major world corporations to invest in India.
AI makes social emancipation imperative

AI makes social emancipation imperative

Artificial intelligence (AI) is many things to many people: a gold rush for venture capitalists and young entrepreneurs (besides the smart alecks who simply append AI to their company’s name in a public offering of shares), a potential destroyer of jobs, a multiplier of skills for those who know how to wield its power, a solution to missing manpower in countries with falling birth rates and dwindling populations, a possible threat as potent as nuclear weapons when deployed to control swarms of deadly, autonomous drones targeting a faraway enemy.
Immigration and Identity: A Comparative Analysis of US and India

Immigration and Identity: A Comparative Analysis of US and India

Comparing India with US is simply facetious in this regard. How can barely 250 years old country could, which had reached those heights with the help of talent acquisition from abroad, compare with a civilisational country — India which has imparted the knowledge to the world and continues to excel in the modern day world of information technology, points out former diplomat Amb. Anil Trigunayat in his exclusive column.
Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion: The Lakhpati Didi Scheme, 2023

It is commonly recognised that women's economic empowerment accelerates social advancement and sustainable development. In India, where gender inequality still plagues society, programmes such as the Lakhpati Didi Scheme have become important tools for addressing these inequalities.
EVM Ruling Fails to Address Core Democratic Principles

EVM Ruling Fails to Address Core Democratic Principles

Court judgments are informed by a wide variety of factors, and when the factors change, the judgments change too. Here, Prof. Arun Kumar hopes that the recent EVM judgment will change sooner rather than later. IN the midst of elections, crucial to maintaining democracy, events suggest all is not well. The Supreme Court judgment ruling out any major changes in the way elections are conducted using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) was expected. But, the tone and tenor of the judgment is worrisome.