Category archives: Cause

Triple talaq: How Indian Muslim women fought, and won, the divorce battle

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam is unconstitutional. It is being hailed as a huge victory by rights activists. But the battle was not easy, as the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains. Over the years, Muslim women in India have complained of living in perpetual fear of being thrown out of their matrimonial homes in a matter of seconds because […]

Triple Talaq: 'Historic day for Muslim women', says petitioner Shayara Bano on SC verdict

Shayara Bano, who was the first woman to challenge instant Triple-Talaq in a court, on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme court verdict. “I welcome the verdict and support it. This is a historic day for Muslim women,” she said. Shayara Bano stirred a hornet’s nest after she moved the Supreme Court to challenge Triple Talaq. Bano had to take a legal course to get talaq-e-bidat declared illegal after her husband Rizwan Ahmed posted a […]

Rescuing Over 1000 King Cobras, This Organisation Is Helping Save Agumbe’s Royal Legacy

Nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats, the rainforests of Agumbe are a mystical place. Also known as the Cherrapunji of the south, this tropical evergreen rainforest is home to one of the most diverse range of animal species in the country. An ecological haven, it boasts of lion-tailed macaques, Bengal tigers , leopards, Sambar deer, the giant squirrel, Dhole (Indian wild dog), Gaur (Indian bison) and even barking […]

India hospital: 60 children die in Uttar Pradesh

At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India, officials say, amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills. Officials in Uttar Pradesh state admitted the supply had been disrupted but said this did not cause the deaths. There was panic at the hospital with relatives trying to support staff using manual breathing bags, local media say. Most victims were at the neonatal […]

'Partition is not over': Pakistani Hindus find little refuge in India

For decades, Jogdas dreamed of moving to India to escape the persecution he suffered as a Hindu in Muslim Pakistan. But the reality of life over the border is a far cry from those dreams. Seventy years after partition unleashed the largest mass migration in human history, Hindus are still moving from Pakistan to India, where tens of thousands languish in makeshift camps near the border with no legal right […]

Clamorworld Special: Forgotten Heroes Of India-Chapekar Brothers

Well, it is natural that we will remember Lokmanya Bal Gangagdhar Tilak as almost entire Maharashtra gets set for the 10-day Ganapati Extravaganza. But today on Clamorworld we decide to walk down memory lane celebrating and paying tribute to some of Tilak’s most celebrated followers and whom most of the nation seems to have forgotten. Well, I am talking about the Chapekar Brothers. This trio was one of Chinchwad, Pune’s […]

Bengaluru’s Water Scarcity Could Become a Thing of the Past, Thanks to IISc’s Brilliant Idea

After prolonged discussions on tackling the issue of drinking water scarcity in cities like Bengaluru and Mangaluru, a group of researchers have found a possible solution. Could coastal water from a reservoir in the Arabian Sea put an end to all our water-related woes? This group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, thinks so. They pitched a sustainable water resource development strategy for both the cities, […]

Clamorworld Special: Forgotten Heroes Of India- Deshbandhu

He was a rather diminutive man but such was the stature of his feats as a freedom fighter that he earned the title of Deshbandhu, a friend of the nation. Indeed Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das is one of those forgotten heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle, without whom it is difficult to conceptualise the height that this movement attained. Born in a well to do, aristocratic family, a barrister by profession with […]

Clamorworld Special: Forgotten Heroes Of India- Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy

August 2 marked the 157th birth anniversary of the grand old Entrepreneur of India but how many of us really remember. Yes, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy was born on this day in 1861 in rural Bengal. A Chemist and educationist par excellence, even the Royal Society Of Chemistry honoured his life and works. He can also be credited for kindling the fire of entrepreneurship in British ruled India. He was […]

3,600 Crores Later, Made-In-India Akash Missile Fails Tests, Says Auditor

As many as a third of the home-made Akash surface-to-air missiles have failed basic tests, says the country’s national auditor, claiming the deficiencies of the missiles “posed an operational risk during hostilities.”   The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is a big setback for the Make-In-India initiative which seeks to reduce India’s dependence on imported arms. The report, given to parliament, says, “the missiles fell short of […]