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The Outcaste of India- The Sanitary Workers

The recent gruesome gang rape and killing of a 19 year-old young woman in Hathras by the so called upper caste men, in Uttar Pradesh, India has shaken the country. A large number of Indians are on the streets asking

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The United States and its Dramatic PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Joe Biden has won the US Election and will unseat President Donald Trump after just one term in office. President Trump is only the 9th president in U.S. history not to be elected to a second term. Biden won the

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A Crude Reality in India

India is basically a caste–ridden society. From top to bottom, the caste attitudes and tendencies prevail in all spheres of life, whether public or private, in India. The most inhuman act of ‘honour killings’ of the inter-caste married couples in

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How to End Manual Scavenging

Thank you Mr. Wilson for agreeing to this converstion. We are quite impressed by your work amongst the manual scavengers for their emancipation and rehabilitation. What is the state of these hapless people now? Bezwada Wilson: I am glad that

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MANUAL SCAVENGING AND HUMAN RIGHTS

While one part of humanity lives in opulence, another part sees its own dignity denied, scorned or trampled upon, and its fundamental rights discarded or violate. What does this tell us about the equality of rights grounded in innate human

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Women as agents of transformation

The heart-wrenching image of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother on Bihar’s Muzzafarpur railway platform will forever haunt us. Ruksana was a reverse migrant who, despite her health condition, had been labouring in Gujarat to support her

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Women as fighters

I completely agree with you that in this pandemic, many things have come into sharp focus that existed before and unfortunately will continue to exist even after. This pandemic reminded us, for instance, that all our cities are run by

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MIGRANT LABOURERS’ PLIGHT

During the time of any crisis, the hardest hit is the poor. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has left us all bewildered at the response of State governance structures, more so due to the enormity and unprecedented spread of the

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Editorial – A Journey Begins

This is the first issue of the magazine PAX LUMINA published by the Loyola Institute of Peace and International Relations (LIPI), Kochi, Kerala. LIPI has been publishing for the past five years a monthly magazine in Malayalam, the language of

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The Song of Life

When did you last sing a song or heard someone singing? When did you last hear the chirpings of the birds and wondered how soothing to the ears they sound? When did you last skip the barber for more than

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