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Articles by: Vasudha Rao

The crisis in Coop Banks

The crisis in Coop Banks

Earlier, this week, the Reserve Bank of India( RBI )   , ordered that the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative ( PMC) Bank   must stop doing business for the next six months. RBI’s order stated that depositors can withdraw only 1000 rupees or less every six months from the PMC bank. The fact, that deposits of up to 1 lakh are protected[Read More…]

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Article 15 

Article 15 

“We became Harijan (Mahatma Gandhi used to address Dalits as people of God, Harijan) or bahujan (many people) but we never became the people, “says the activist. And so the Dalits remain marginalized in our Bharat & never mainstream. The film Article 15 by director Anubhav Sinha is overflowing with such innumerable dialogues which are right on spot .And there are many scenes, which are symbolic[Read More…]

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Sexual Harassment V / s Judiciary

Sexual Harassment V / s Judiciary

A woman staff member has accused the CJI( Chief Justice of India )  )  , Ranjan Gogoi, of sexual harassment through  a sworn affidavit handed over to 22 judges of the Supreme Court. The said woman staffer stated “He hugged me around the waist, and touched me all over my body with his arms and by pressing his body against mine,[Read More…]

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Shelter Homes or Hell Holes ?

Shelter Homes or Hell Holes ?

Jabbar Patel’s  ” Subah ” in Hindi  & ” Umbartha ” in Marathi was a film, which won many awards. In that movie, Smita Patil plays the role of the in charge of a shelter home for women. She discovers that a local MLA has been abusing the inmates of the home for his lust.Umbartha was released way back in 1982. Jabbar Patel knew, about the[Read More…]

Permanent Fire Cracker Ban

Permanent Fire Cracker Ban

The Supreme Court has banned sale of fire crackers in Delhi NCR. The news item then narrates that many will lose jobs as they are employed by the fire cracker industry. 85 % of fire crackers are manufactured at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu. As per the report, more than 3 lakhs employees are employed in making fire crackers & nearly 5 lakhs in ancillary industries[Read More…]

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Perils Of Overpopulation

Perils Of Overpopulation

The Guardian,UK. had a  suggestion for the battle against climate change“Want to fight climate change.Have fewer children .”  This was  known already & yet, since this has been extensively researched in a scientific fashion, this makes for a few headlines. And yet, will it make us, the humans ( ? ! )  any wiser ? Highly doubtful..Weare  depleting natural resources[Read More…]

Rising Divorces In India

Rising Divorces In India

When a marriage is no longer sacrosanct, can assisting in getting a divorce be called profane?

The Two Child Norm Conundrum

The Two Child Norm Conundrum

There was a small news item in the Times of India dated 3rd July, 2016.It related to Bhopal  .It read , ” 3 peons breach MPs-2 child norm ,sacked.” It stated that they were removed from service at Damoh District Court as the year long enquiry determined that they had more than two children.It went to to say that more peons would[Read More…]