Breaking Barriers and Building Inclusivity – Women still minority

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Social Justice   Source: TH   Context: Preeti Aghalyam, the first woman to become the Director of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), highlighted the underrepresentation of women on IIT campuses. Her appointment coincides with a broader effort by various IITs to address the gender imbalance on their campuses.   The …

The concept of fraternity

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: TH  Context: Since India imbibes the principle of ‘unity in diversity’, having a sense of fraternity is a virtue that is essential.   Meaning of fraternity: The word fraternity is derived from French to mean brotherhood, friendship, community …

Insights into Editorial: Strengthen secularism, save the republic

  Context: The Karnataka High Court upheld the ban on hijab by the educational institutes on 15 March 2022. The court ruled that hijab is not an essential religious practice under Islam and, hence, it is not protected by the Article 25 of the constitution setting out the fundamental right to practice one’s religion. The …