In Bandladesh’s legal brothels, madams dose the (often underage) sex-workers with Dexamethasone, a steorid, to make them look older and fatter.which their customers find attractive.
Gayatri Jayaraman recounts her trip to a Teach For India classroom Journalism? These are kids who are not used to being told that their opinion matters, that what happens to them in life, in person, matters, that they have a point of view, or that others can want to know it, share it and consider…… Continue reading Torture porn, brilliant children and radioactive silence: Links for the weekend
The Parable When the villagers of Utopia woke up that morning, they found that the current had washed up a dozen or so dead bodies on their river bank. The people quickly got to action, as was normal for Utopians. Frogmen helped by the fire department dragged the bodies ashore, the mayor decided they would…… Continue reading The Parable of dead bodies: Looking at the Food Security Bill
The day the eminent lawyer Soli Sorabji told the listeners of a TV programme in no uncertain terms that the interpretation of the term sedition in the case of Binayak Sen belonged to a bygone era and is no more legally valid, there were others who were trying to preach otherwise. One of these assertive…… Continue reading The Art and Craft of insinuation- A reply to Swapan Das Gupta by Imrana Qadeer
Below are some of the best writing on the web on the Binayak sen judgement, for and against. Text in Bold is for emphasis. The case of the good Doctor By Rakesh Shukla: an advocate at the Supreme Court of India. A look at the trial court judgment convicting Dr Binayak Sen illustrates the hazards…… Continue reading The Binayak Sen Digest -1