Sabarimala: Should Faith be a Roadblock to Gender Equality

Sabarimala Should Faith be a Roadblock to Gender Equality
The Sabarimala shrine bans women between the ages of 10 and 50 to access the temple to worship. The shrine’s controller Travancore Devaswom Board cites the vow of celibacy taken by Lord Ayappa, the impurity linked with menstruation and the 41-day penance as justifications for this age-old practice. Each of these reasons directly or indirectly discriminate against women and also stands contrary to the text and spirit of the Indian Constitution. The view of the defenders is that the Constitution grants the right to determine its own rules to every religious denomination. They further state that women can visit any…

E-Commerce as a New Form of Trade and Its Challenges to India

E-commerce facilitates the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Not just this, trade negotiations on fundamental key domestic policies, predominantly in telecommunications, financial services and distribution and delivery have significant impact on the growth of the economy. Besides eliminating geographical limitations, e-commerce businesses are gaining new customers with search engine visibility. It includes lower costs for maintenance and rent and has a higher capacity for goods and deliveries. But the major challenges in starting up an e-commerce business include losing the personal touch of physical…

Essay on Pollution Crisis in Urban Areas

Pollution Crisis in India
Winter is on board and once again India is having the worst time of the year for air pollution. Just after Diwali fever faded slowly with the crackers, the air quality index (AQI) hit 980 at 4:30 am on November 8 in New Delhi as per the website AirVisual, which monitors air pollution around the world. Shrouded in toxic smog, the national capital was ranked the most polluted city in the world on November 8, a day after Diwali as per the AirVisual’s global rankings. Most Polluted Cities are in India - WHO As per the WHO latest list, eleven…
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