Bridging The Gender Gap in Employment & Pay

Bridging The Gender Gap in Employment & Pay By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst,  Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai World over, human rights groups and feminists are raising concerns over seemingly apparent gender gaps in employment. Amongst them is the cry to bridge a gender pay gap.  First, there seems to be general confusion about what a gender pay gap means. Many identify it with equal pay for equal work. Equal

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Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Marital Rape in India

Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Martial Rape in India By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai In 2015 a woman appeared on television. She was clad in heavy layers of fabric and thick magnifying spectacles. Clearly the aim was to hide her identity. She told a tale of horror. She spoke of her nightmarish marriage, in which she had been subjected to sexual cruelty and rape at

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A Victim Reveals What Clinical Depression Is Really Like

With clinical depression becoming a regular occurrence, especially amongst the younger population, we need to understand this malady before fighting it. Twisted games such as the Blue Whale Challenge prey on people with low self-esteem and we should recognise it to help those around us. X, a young woman afflicted with Clinical Depression shares her experiences and outlook here. What is Clinical Depression?  It’s a state of mind and body reacting out of your natural

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Why A Journalist Is The Sacrificial Pawn For A Nation’s Identity

A murder on September 5th captured the attention of an entire nation. Gauri Lankesh, a lifelong journalist and activist, was shot outside her home by unidentified men before speeding away. In an orgy of media outpour, camps emerged, between those shocked at her violent end and those that celebrated it as the deserved demise of a vocal critic of the central government and it’s most fundamental ideals. Gauri Lankesh was an unapologetic critic of the

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Reactions Across Society To The End of Triple Talaq

With Triple Talaq now banned by the Supreme Court, we asked 3 young lawyers in India what they thought about it. The ancient and discriminatory practice of Triple Talaq in India was ended last week, with the Supreme Court ordering for an injunction and directing the Central Government to frame a new law over the course of the next 6 months. Noted judicial scholars and the vast majority of Society have hailed the verdict, considering the

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What Do You Do When You Can’t File An FIR?

Know your rights in the event that they are being trampled! An FIR is one of the basic protective and corrective measures that any Indian citizen has.    If you would like to report a crime, then your first stop is the police station. Registering an FIR is the first step to receiving justice, and for the alleged criminal, punishment. But what do you do when the Police Officer refuses to file an FIR? Well,

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Supreme Court declares Triple Talaq as Unconstitutional – Period!

With the SC judgement on Triple Talaq resonating across India today, we take you court-side to witness history in the making. Today was a very important day in the history of Indian legal system and in particular, the Muslim Law in India. In a landmark verdict, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today held, by a majority of 3-2, that the practice of Triple Talaq (talaq-e- bidat) is unconstitutional and violates Articles 14 and 15

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Why Do People Start School Franchises?

For those looking for a rewarding career, a desire to educate children and build a real business, the franchise model is a godsend. The Preschool Industry in India is a potentially untapped mine and the feeling of building the minds of the next generation appeals to many. By 2017, the Indian Preschool Industry will be worth a mammoth $3.2 Billion and with an expected annual growth rate of 27%. Only 22% of the total target

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Unleash The Inner Artistic Glutton

Calling all gluttons! You know, you social media gluttons, who Instagram and Facebook every meal you eat! The Byke Suraj Plaza would love to encourage the inner artist in all of us as we gear up for a Food Photography Competition. With famed food and lifestyle blogger, Amruta Karnik as their judge, food photographers and amateur bloggers are all invited to participate in this quest for the best image of food the contestants can come up

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#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim!

#AintNoCinderella – Stop Blaming The Victim! After a BJP Leader’s questioned the motive behind Women being out late at night, Indian women have come out with full force on Social Media posting selfies of themselves out at midnight with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella. Varnika Kundu, was harassed and stalked by two men while driving home around 12:30 PM in Chandigarh on Saturday. Thankfully for her, the police apprehended her tormentors, identified as Vikas Barala, son of Haryana

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