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Disability Discrimination: Innocent but Blatant

Francine Falk-AllenJuly 26, 2021 The feeling of separation hurt me; I saw myself as capable, intelligent and equal, and that this odd leg should be a characteristic that was overlooked… Though early childhood polio left me with a conspicuous disability,… Continue Reading →

A “Leap” toward Humanity’s Destruction

The world’s richest medical research foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has teamed up with a pair of former DARPA directors who built Silicon Valley’s skunkworks to usher in an age of nightmarish surveillance, including for babies as young as three months… Continue Reading →

Tamil Nadu -After two days of protests by victim’s daughter, Tenkasi cops booked for assaulting disabled man

Posted On June 24, 2021 Abitha’s father Francis Antony (50) said that the SI and the constable had abused and beaten him on his buttocks with a lathi. TENKASI: A Sub-Inspector and a head constable were booked for allegedly assaulting… Continue Reading →

Modi government issuing national health ID stealthily without informed consent

CoWIN app, used to book vaccination slots, has begun to enforce Aadhaar facial/biometric/OTP or demographic verification. These details are then used to create a health ID without informed consent By- Ashlin Mathew : 5 Jun 2021, The government of India… Continue Reading →

Create economic and healthcare closeness across South Asia during the Covid-19 crisis – Amartya Sen

31 May 2021 “We have to learn to maintain physical distancing but at the same time create economic and healthcare closeness in South Asia,” said Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, speaking at a webinar on South Asia’s response to the Covid-19… Continue Reading →

Bandra’s St. Peter’s Church puts up signboard in support of 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy

28 May,2021 |  Mumbai   | Nascimento Pinto On its board facing Hill Road, the church displayed this message, shared online by several locals: ‘We pray for Jesuit Fr Stan Swamy in jail for two thirty three days and counting’. Parish priest… Continue Reading →

India’s infertility war: Exposure to chemicals lowers sperm count, egg quality

By-Pooja Jaiswal Until about a decade ago, weekdays at the Agatsya Sperm Bank in Rajkot saw men, aged between 20 to 30 years, queue up outside the facility. A quick screening, and the young, athletic, qualified, English-speaking men among them… Continue Reading →

UP: Minor Dies By Suicide After Being Blackmailed By Neighbours Who Posted Objectionable Pics Online

POSTED ON MAY 26, 2021 The accused, Vishal, had been blackmailing the minor with the images and videos he had captured saying that he would post them if she didn’t pay him Rs 1.5 lakh. Agra: A 16-year-old girl in… Continue Reading →

Why has the government of Karnataka held the salaries of 42,000 ASHA workers during the pandemic?

Asha workers Published: 21st May 2021      Despite working around the clock during the pandemic, around 42,000 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers haven’t received their salaries, which are as low as Rs 4,000 Rashmi PatilEdex Live ASHA workers are the ones… Continue Reading →

How are our cities making us lonely

Loneliness isn’t really a personal mental health issue. Instead, it’s embedded in how cities and systems are built and organised. by DEEPIKA KHATRI Describing her lockdown experience in a basti (settlement) in Mumbai, 15-year-old Saniya’s rap song captures the isolation that has given… Continue Reading →

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