Opinion Briefs

We believe that change starts with a conversation. These opinion pieces on a variety of issues, which have existed and continue to exist but do not receive proper attention of the masses, will help the readers understand the issues and start a conversation.


INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 450 million individuals worldwide suffer from mental diseases. Approximately 80% of people with mental disabilities live in low-income and middle-income countries, and 4 out of 5 people with serious mental problems in these countries do not obtain appropriate care and treatment. In 2015, there were 1,33,623 suicides in India according to the National Crime Records . This unique, age-old societal principle of not talking about mental health and brushing this topic under the carpet is

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INTRODUCTION Being a country that still has not shirked off social divisions based on religion and caste completely, India has been facing the problem of honour killing for quite some time. Honour killing is an act where the members of a family murder their kin because of an act that the family thinks is against its honour.[1] It is prudent to note that any act, which is against the wishes of the family, can be a cause for honour killing[2].

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Article 15 is a Bollywood movie directed by Anubhav Sinha. It was released in 2019, and was critically acclaimed and also a box office success. The box office success is a big achievement in itself because, in the Bollywood movie industry, movies with such subject matters are often termed as ‘art-house movies’ or ‘parallel cinema’. Such movies usually are not a box office success, i.e. not many people come and watch these in movie theatres. The fact that a renowned

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What’s the political conundrum beneath the passage of Government of NCT Delhi Amendment Act?

The Rajya Sabha, on March 24, passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 reigniting the battle over jurisdictional rights between Delhi’s elected government, the Centre, and its appointed administrator – the Lieutenant Governor. But what does the Act actually amend? And why is it said to be suffering from various issues? Though overt yet so covert! It is often said that the opposition provides a level playing field to the government at both the central

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GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi) BILL 2021- A BRIEF ANALYSIS

India is, more often than not, called a quasi-federal state, as there is a supposed separation of power between the Union and the States. However, there has been a never ending tussle to misappropriate this power between the centre and the state. With the passing of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, another chapter has been added to this long book of contention between the centre and the state. The GNCTD, introduced by the centre,

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The old way of balancing the new- the need of youth activism in India

Balance is rule of nature and it also applies to the political structure of any nation. For the smooth functioning of any government, both stability and innovation are pre requisite. The young river rushes down, curious and energetic while the old river moves slowly and steadily, confident and content. Similarly the youth are more fearless because they have seen less, more curious because they know less, more open to ideas because they are still formulating their own ideas. They bring

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