Feminism in India (Part-1)

In 1992, the Indian government passed the 74th constitutional amendment act, which mandated creation of third tier of governance, namely the rural Panchayati Raj Institutions and urban Municipalities. A provision was made to reserve one third of the seats in these institutions for women, with the goal of their empowerment in mind. Then, the phenomenon of ‘pati panchayats’ took hold, where the office held by these women was actually controlled by their husbands, making them mere puppets.

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Why is India so corrupt? (Part 2)

The Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International has revealed that India has the highest rate of bribery in entire Asia.  What are reasons unique to India that make it on of the most corrupt big economies in the world? Continue reading “Why is India so corrupt? (Part 2)”