How does India respond to HIV?

August 18, 2017 Hidden Pockets 0

India is very conservative and orthodox when it comes to HIV. In most areas (except in Mumbai) it is considered as a “taboo” topic, especially in rural areas. Women from villages and town-sides are married off to men by their families without even knowing their respective HIV status. In rural Read More

#Pune: Are buses part of Smart City initiative?

August 1, 2017 Hidden Pockets 0

Pune, now accommodating a population of almost 3.5 million is facing increasingly acute traffic congestion. We honestly were (and are still not) prepared for the growing population, wider sprawl and increasing income in-turn increasing two-wheelers and cars on our roads. I remember my grandmother telling me that during her youth, Read More

Re-Defining ‘Indianness’: Mitigating hate crimes and discrimination of ‘outsiders’

July 31, 2017 Hidden Pockets 0

“Strangers have become migrants. Migrants have become Neighbours. But have they crossed the Rubicon to become friends?”                                                                                     ~ Sanjoy Hazarika When a former BJP MP, Mr. Tarun Vijay proclaimed in April 2017, “If we were racist, why would we have all the entire south…Tamil, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra…why do Read More

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