Water, By Any Other Name

A 'monumental' mistake

October 26, 2018 Updated 12:21 IST
2018-09-24T16:59:56+05:30
Water, By Any Other Name Raju Epuri

Varanasi’s Manikarnika Ghat sees the faithful from all walks of life. This time, it was 150 men, gathered to perform the "last rites of their marital relations". Organized by men’s rights groups growing fearful of the threat of a "gynocentric society", activists claimed there was bias against men and that families had been shattered "because of feminism". Misuse of anti-dowry laws has led to the mushrooming of men’s rights activists advocating equality, even as they fail to register that feminism stands for just that—equality of the sexes. One step forward and two steps back.

Source: Hindustan Times

 

Here’s a 'monument' to rival the Qutub Minar: a landfill in Ghazipur, on the outskirts of the country’s capital. Standing at eight metres less than the heritage site, the dump, the oldest and one of four landfills in Delhi, is gaining height every day without any alternatives to dispose the garbage generated by the city. A report warned of its grave impact, and that the Delhi government has been asked to address the matter urgently. However, it remains unclear what steps are being taken to fix the issue. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, NOT.

Source: Mongabay-India

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