Re-criminalising Adultery

Re-criminalising Adultery Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs recently proposed the reinstatement of adultery as a criminal offense in India, albeit on gender-neutral grounds, seeking to safeguard the sanctity of marriage. This recommendation comes after a unanimous 2018 Supreme Court decision decriminalized adultery, […]

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda Context: Disability, existing at the crossroads of social, economic, and gender vulnerabilities, affects a staggering 1.3 billion people globally. Despite constituting 80% of this population, residing predominantly in developing countries, a lack of tailored systems results in increased poverty, […]

The ‘loss and damage’ (L&D) fund

The ‘loss and damage’ (L&D) fund Context: Addressing a three-decade-old demand for climate justice, the ‘loss and damage’ (L&D) fund during the COP28 climate talks was initiated. This fund, consisting of financial resources and technologies, aims to assist developing countries in dealing with the unavoidable […]

Simultaneous Elections

Simultaneous Elections   Context: The Union Government’s recent notification on the formation of a six-member panel to explore the feasibility of simultaneous elections has reignited a longstanding debate. Simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha, State assemblies, and local bodies were a norm during the initial […]

Rat Hole Mining

Rat Hole Mining Context: The recent rescue of 41 workers from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand shed light on the usage of rat-hole mining, a method once prevalent in Meghalaya but later banned due to its hazardous nature. This mining technique, involving cramped tunnels and […]