Our Own Hurt Us the Most
Our Own Hurt Us the Most
this report is very much about the lives of the queer and trans persons whose rights will be debated not just in the Supreme Court, but all around us, in the media, on the streets, in houses and where you have. The voice of the State has already become clear in the invocation of sanskar, sacrament, and such like in the defense of the cis and heterosexual marriage and family. There is a slew of voices all around defending the existing structures of families and opposing the right of not just queer and trans persons, but also inter-religious and inter-caste heterosexual couples to live as they desire.
This moment therefore, is as much about families, and not just about marriage. While the focus is on the demand for marriage equality for queer and trans folx, the legitimacy given to assigned families is as much under question. Chosen families and intimacies cannot be thought of without also looking at the reality of what assigned families do to their queer and trans children.
The families that are supposed to be spaces of nurture, care and support, turn against their own children (often at very young ages), treat them with utter disregard and violence, and force them to conform to socially accepted ideas of what is “normal” without any regard to the individual’s dignity or personhood. Stigma and violence run deep within the space of these families that are assigned to us at birth (or adoption).
Rights & Health
Rights and health - Dr. Ramani Atkuri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIFn1Qn7x3gMar 27, 2023
Correction at time 20:00 . 67 times should be read as 6.7 times. ie The defence budget in 2023-24 is 5.94 lakh crore rupees. This is 6.7 times the health budget..
The long road to the ‘Right to Health’ in India https://www.southasiamonitor.org/perspective/long-road-right-health-india By Pavitra Mohan and Naina Seth Sep 29, 2022
Clearer commitments and standards on access and quality, making oversight and redressal mechanisms more participatory, and allocating adequate financial resources alone would make the right to healthcare to all citizens a reality.
MGNREGA Sangharsh Morcha
MGNERGA Sangharsh Morcha : मनरेगा बजट काट अडानी की जेब भर रही सरकार_bjp is filling Adani's pocket by cutting MANREGA budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08g0KAxGnkk Apr 2, 2023
Should India break up its big conglomerates?
Should India break up its big conglomerates? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-65108865 30.3.23 India should dismantle its large conglomerates to increase competition and
reduce their ability to charge higher prices, former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Viral Acharya has argued in a new paper for Brookings Institution, an American research group.
According to Mr Acharya, who is now a professor of economics at NYU Stern, "industrial concentration" - which refers to the extent to which a smaller number of firms account for total production in a country - fell sharply in India after 1991 when the country opened up its economy and state-owned monopolies began giving away their market share to private enterprises. But after 2015, it began rising again.
The Political Economy of Godi Media
'Priyanka Gandhi ने मीडिया को चेताया, बोलीं- हिम्मत करो, बहुत गड़बड़ है' | Sankalp Satyagraha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T9LzeM_klE The Political Economy of Godi Media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EdR6besHY4 NewsClickin
Mar 29, 2023 It is widely recognised today that the mainstream media in India has become a mouthpiece of the powerful - whether it is the government or corporates. Behind this ethical collapse lies a financial collapse of the media industry, which makes the news media permanently wary of speaking up.