Social Issues

Impacts of Globalization on Religion

October 31, 2016

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 places too. It has shifted the cultural...

Impacts of Globalisation upon Children

October 30, 2016

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 successfully master the art of living. Children...

Megacities: Concept, Features & Challenges

October 30, 2016

United Nations had observed as late as in 2007 that humanity will reach a significant demographic milestone, wherein for the first time in history more people will live in cities than the countryside and by 2030, over 60% of people will live in cities. The growth rate...

Short Essay: Urbanization and Women

October 30, 2016

Urbanization is often associated with greater independence and opportunity for women – but also with high risks of violence and constraints on employment, mobility and leadership that reflect deep gender-based inequalities. Urbanization is a double edged sword for women. While on one hand it brings a bag...

Urbanization in 12th Plan Documents

October 29, 2016

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 people to urban areas. If the urban...

Government Policy for Senior Citizens in India

October 29, 2016

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 capacity and development, make effective provision for...

Child Labour in India

October 28, 2016

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 citizens. It harms their full physical and...

Executive, Legislative and Judicial Actions against Child Abuse in India

October 28, 2016

Child abuse is classified into physical, sexual and emotional. Each of them has recognizable characteristics. Physical abuse is indicated by bruises, burns, fractures, abrasions and injuries. Sexual abuse, which is involvement of children in sexual activities which they don’t comprehend and unable to give consent; is usually...

Child Marriages in India

October 28, 2016

Child marriage has been an important social issue in India for a long time. It has its root in traditional, cultural and religious practices. The caste system is also another factor to have contributed to the growth of child marriage. Castes, which are based on birth and...

Practice of Sati in India

October 27, 2016

Sati was a practice followed in some Indian communities in which a recently widowed woman used to immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. It is said that it was more prevalent among the higher castes and among those who considered themselves to be rising in social...

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