A World Sanskrit fair has rekindled interest in India’s ancient language as experts, expats and even a Sanskrit orchestra recently vied for attention to grab new audiences in the infotech city of Bangalore.
This is, perhaps, a first for India. The Delhi government has opened a short-stay home for pregnant minors. “Most of the girls have either been abandoned by their lovers or are victims of rape,” says Neera Mullick, chairperson, Child Welfare Committee. 0
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?