North Korea and Pakistan are collaborators when it comes to acquiring and proliferating nuclear and ballistic missile technology clandestinely and both these nations have publicly threatened their respective neighbours with a nuclear strike regularly.
The discussions surrounding China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative has reached its peak with India raising its concern over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which will pass through Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The Lok Sabha passed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control), Bill, 2017 marking a significant step in ensuring equal rights for a section of population that has been battling societal stigma for long.
Dr.Thomas Fuller in his book Gnomologia said, “Health is not valued till sickness comes.” This has also been the approach of public healthcare in India over the years which had its focus on curing the diseases than its prevention.
“A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves,” said Gloria Steinem, American feminist and journalist. Yet as the world celebrates another Women’s Day with zest, this goal seems the most far-fetched. It is particularly true for India where there has been a dangerous normalization of violence against women over the years.
Anger continues to brew against foreign multi-national companies and non-governmental organizations in Tamil Nadu. Coke and Pepsi disappeared from most shop shelves on Wednesday after traders in the state launched a boycott of the beverage firms.
The controversy that erupted when a 20-year old student of Delhi University, Gurmehar Khan held a placard that said, “Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him” is slowly settling down. But in the din of all that was said, it was the voice of sanity that was drowned out. As a free citizen of this country, she had every right to express her opinion and the actions of those who resorted to issuing her threats for the exercise of this right need to be condemned.