Indian Society

November 1, 2016

Digital Divide in India

The term digital divide describes the discrepancy between people who have access to and the resources to use new information and communication tools, such as the Internet, and people who do not have the resources and access to the technology.…

October 31, 2016

Impacts of Globalization on Aged Population of India

Globalization along with industrialisation, urbanization and technological changes has affected all segments of population including aged persons everywhere. The positive and negative impacts of Globalization on older people can be summarized as follows: Positive Impacts Healthcare This is one of…

October 31, 2016

Impacts of Globalization on Religion

Religion and globalisation have always shared a relation of struggle and conflict. Globalisation has generally been linked with economic and political interdependence which ultimately has brought people closer and effect of no event is isolated but is felt in far-off…

October 30, 2016

Impacts of Globalisation upon Children

Children are the future of every nation, yet they form one of the most vulnerable sections of the society. Childhood is a fragile phase where one needs proper care along with accurate guidance at every step to be able to…

October 29, 2016

Urbanization in 12th Plan Documents

The 12th five year plan documents have called cities as engines of economic growth and have also noted that urbanization is yet to accelerate as surging growth and employment in cities will prove to be a powerful magnet to attract…

October 29, 2016

Social Effects of Urbanization

Urbanization is the gradual shift of population from rural to urban areas and the resulting increasing proportion of a population that resides in urban rather than rural places. The social effects of urbanization are summarized as follows: Urbanization and Family…

October 29, 2016

Definition of Towns, Urban Agglomerations and Tier Cities in India

The term “urban” is used in demographic as well as sociological sense. In demographic sense, the urban areas are defined as per population, population density or other such quantifiable criteria. In sociological sense, heterogeneity, inter-dependence, quality of life etc. are…

October 29, 2016

Government Policy for Senior Citizens in India

The Government Policy in India towards older people can be studied under three heads viz. Legislative and Executive Actions. Legislative Policy Actions Constitutional Provisions Under Directive Principles, the Article 41 says that State shall within the limits of its economic…

October 29, 2016

Trends in Ageing Population in India

Most of developed countries define an “elderly” as a person who has crossed 65 years of his / her life. However, in Indian context, the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999 defines 'senior citizen' or 'elderly' as a person who…

October 28, 2016

Child Labour in India

Child labour is a big problem in India and the country has highest number of child workers in the world. It deprives the children of their childhood which should be spent in going to school and learning to be good…