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Things that should be banned in India following all religious sentiments

The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution of India enacted in 1976 amended the Preamble to assert that India was a secular nation. This meant that the State would not mingle with religious sentiments regarding its affairs, and all religious communities would be subjected to equal rights and laws. Yet the reality remains starkly different. In India, there is no universally applicable code of law; the concept of Personal Laws for Islamic communities prevails giving rise to many social problems like child marriage, polygamy and unequal inheritance laws. On the other…

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Why is Incest a global taboo Culture Featured Society 

Why is Incest a Global Taboo?

A few years ago I came across a piece of news which disclosed the unconventional relationship between a Zimbabwean widow and her son. Apparently, after her husband’s death, the lady had been pregnant with her son’s child and the couple was planning to get married in the due course of time. Furthermore, what also did not escape my notice is the indignation on social media about the entire saga.  Social taboos have always made me question its validity. Incest happens to be one of the society’s most sacred and close-guarded…

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Globalisation and Indian Music Culture Society 

Globalisation and Indian Music

It was not necessary for the river to flow “Surely to the Sea”, but still it did. It certainly did after Presley’s heartful expression to mean that “Some things are meant to be”. Let’s keep aside the critical point of view regarding how globalisation and Indian music are not independent, and that the latter has been deeply affected by the former. Because it is easier to explain music when you are more of a listener and less of a critic. Since India happens to be one of the most diversified…

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