Awareness

The Malfunctioning Fourth Pillar of Indian Democracy

Indian democracy stands on four pillars – the Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary and the Media. Media has been given such importance because it acts as a medium of communication between the other three pillars and the ‘fifth pillar’ of the Indian democracy, viz., the Citizens of this country.  It is an open secret that in any democracy laws govern the country; laws are governed by the politicians; politicians are controlled by the voters; voters …

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A Letter to Parents from a Juvenile Guilty of Murder

This hypothetical letter is based on the Ryan Murder case of 2017. This letter is an attempt to get into the shoes of the juvenile who is guilty of murdering a first standard student of his own school. This is a warning to all the parents, teachers and the society teaching what can happen if the young people (especially adolescents) are not monitored and guided properly.  The generation now a days is becoming very sensitive …

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The Science Behind Superstition

Illustrative Stories Story 1 : A priest was once in a beach.   He was wearing a dhoti with all his tilaks everywhere on his body, looking just like a saint. He was carrying a pot with him. There were other people with similar pots with them. They saw our priest, touched his feet and took his blessings. Then, he filled his pot with some sand ( itwas empty before) , kept it on the shore …

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Eradicate Child Labour And Aspire A Better Future

“Children should be making sand castles not bricks” Child labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on a part- or full-time basis.According to International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines the term child labour as, “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children, or work whose schedule interferes …

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The Mirage of Secularism in Indian Democracy

Before defining secularism, let us look into how various religions and castes evolved in India. ‘Religion’ is defined as ” the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” Even before religion came up, man, who was just evolving from apes was frightened by natural phenomenon like lightening, thunder, thunder storms, rains, the cycle of day and night, death and so on. The rational man started to reason …

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