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Welcome viewers,                                                                                                                                                    We are Nithin Rajeev and Nikitha Suresh. Both of us are law students hailing from the state of Kerala. It was our desire for a long time to begin a blog through which we can speak out our mind to the world. An endless sources of things are happening around us, some of which are affecting us and some are not. Whatever the case is, we have a responsibility to carefully analyse those things and form our opinions. Here we will be writing about issues in our society that  appeals to our consciousness and which needs our attention and heed and we will also occasionally try to stimulate you to carry on with your life. So this is home for all those people out there who are curious enough to get aware about the subtle changes around us and who want to be inspired occasionally. We believe each one of us has something to contribute towards the world around us and each one of our voice deserves to be heard. We are not however going to believe that our blog is going to create a massive change in society but we will be so much delighted if it can create ripples in the mind of even a single individual. So we are beginning our journey and we want each one of you to be a part of it.

 

 

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A tale of photography

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still”                                                                                                                                    -Dorothea Lange

We are all photographers in our own way, it is something that we all love to do.

But what is photography? Why do we love it? what does it takes to be a real photographer?

We are not however going to an objective definition of photography, But we can say that photography is an art and it is a means through which you express your emotions, thoughts, and creativity. Photography is a powerful tool for story telling. It is the ability of capturing a moment as it happens with just a single click of a button. Done! that part is over. Continue reading “A tale of photography”

A chat with Nitin Sudhakar.

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Nitin Sudhakar describe himself as a Legal and innovation Evangelist with a demonstrated history of leadership in Management, Technology and legal service Domain. We can see how true those words are, if we look at the things that he have done and achieved. At this age he is the founder of vidhaan an NGO dedicated towards the advancement of underprivileged children in Chhattisgarh. Continue reading “A chat with Nitin Sudhakar.”

Nikah Halala

We are all not very much familiar with the term Nikah halala. May be, that is the reason why it escaped from all those intense so-called feminist debates. In a peculiar case of triple talaq followed by Nikah halala, a Muslim in Bareilly was given triple talaq twice and was forced to sleep with her father-in-law to facilitate her remarriage to her first husband. But Shahbina’s(petitioner) ordeal did not end here. She was pronounced triple talaq again by her husband after remarriage and was asked to sleep with her brother-in-law in order to consummate her marriage Continue reading “Nikah Halala”

Marital Rape – Bangles(handcuffs), Mangal sutra(hallows), Sindhur(blood)

SHE: I was raped.
But they say it doesn’t count as one.

ME: But why?

SHE:  Its just that the rapist happened to be my husband

Marital rape or spousal rape is the act of sexual intercourse with one’s spouse without the spouse’s consent.

It’s a hard reality that India is one of the 36 countries were marital rape is not considered as a crime in the sense of law.

Just read the following excerpts,

“I was raped on my wedding night, then I  was 19 and it was an arranged marriage. It was horrible, my husband had sex with me 7 times on that night. In the morning I was expected to be ready for the rituals but I was totally tired and unable to walk. And I was asked of the reason by my sister law and I broke down and I told her the thing. But she just asked me to rest. Its been seven years and nothing changed. I was beaten for saying no to sex and when I went to the police station, they said their can be no rape by husband and I was asked to go home.

“My husband raped me daily. He forced himself on me, every single day, even on the days I bled. He did not spare me all through the pregnancy and even till the last day of delivery of my child. I want no woman to lose time to speak up against such an atrocity. Speak out early, so that you do not continue to suffer as I did. I was scared of him all along.” (A woman on a TV program) Continue reading “Marital Rape – Bangles(handcuffs), Mangal sutra(hallows), Sindhur(blood)”

Virginity- A specimen of morality.

Does the morality of a woman lie between her legs? This is something we usually hear in all those debates associated with the common phenomena of the so called virginity issue. According to the society, virginity means the state of never having had sexual intercourse and a virgin means a person who never had sex. Different cultures have defined  sex and losing virginity in different ways but we better don’t get in to it now(you can just google it). We all know virginity is not something which is limited to the female species of the spectrum and rather, it is equally applicable to the male ones too. However, there is a stigma associated with the former ones. But why? May be it is because they have long hair but pardon I have seen males with much longer hair or may be, it is because of that biological extra more and extra less something that they got. Still , it doesn’t make any sense and the question remains, if it’s a proper basis for such a blemish particular to them. Continue reading “Virginity- A specimen of morality.”

SECTION 377- Is it Naturally unnatural?

With the decriminalisation of 377, a new era of liberation and deliverance is born.But is India capable of embracing this newfound transformation or will it be oblivious to it refusing to let go of the clutches of hatred and indifference? This is something that has to be answered by each one of us and let us leave it to our consciousness. Continue reading “SECTION 377- Is it Naturally unnatural?”