“To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away.” With the raging pandemic widening the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, the inaccessibility of devices to the underprivileged for online learning, calls for a reckoning. The recent death of a 19-year old student regarding this has sparked off the ‘Digital Divide’ in India.
Violence against women has unfortunately become the everyday reality of our country. We have grown used to the crimes, as they are often politicised. We all are aware that the patriarchal mindset is very much prevalent everywhere in our country and we tend to ignore the sexist comments we hear on a daily basis. It’s time we stop being okay with it.
The mainstream media has abruptly lost its essence since its inception, and unfair practices in this field have marked a spike. News channels are stuck in a labyrinth of dramatizing every crisis just to please the target audience. Has it just become a place steered by government officials? Has it just become a room for more assumptions and rumors rather than stating out the facts? Why is it hard to report ‘the truth’?