#NewsSoup: Women in Bihar branded as witches; Migrant crisis deepens; African Swine Flu in Assam and more!

News Soup is a weekly roundup by TA highlighting news that matters the most. It brings selective updates from India and abroad which broke the internet, trended the twitter and the ones which didn’t find a place in mainstream media! Women in Bihar branded as witches, thrashed and forced them to drink urine The incident was reported On 5 May from the Muzaffarpur district. Three … Continue reading #NewsSoup: Women in Bihar branded as witches; Migrant crisis deepens; African Swine Flu in Assam and more!

From California to Kanpur: USA’s waste gets illegally dumped in India

Aload of 38 containers full of plastic and hazardous waste was illegally shipped to India, an investigation by Indonesia based Nexus3 (NGO) and Basel Action Network (BAN), a global waste trade watchdog, revealed. It all started when hundreds of containers reached Indonesia. The original U.S. waste shipments were imported by the Indonesian paper recycling companies PT Mega Surya Eratama and PT Surabaya Mekabox located in East Java. Upon arrival, they were deemed illegal by Indonesian … Continue reading From California to Kanpur: USA’s waste gets illegally dumped in India

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Remembering the unfateful night of 3rd December 1984 in Bhopal

The infamous incident of Bhopal Gas Tragedy completes inglorious 35 years today. It has been one of the most degenerated forms of environmental calamity that ever struck the humankind. On this day, the horrific incident caused 8,000 immediate deaths and more than 25,000 deaths in the next few decades. The data shows that more than 1,50,000 people have been caused to suffer from some form … Continue reading Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Remembering the unfateful night of 3rd December 1984 in Bhopal

How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

India generates a whopping 26000 tons of plastic waste in a day and over 10000 tons of it remains uncollected, as revealed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Majority of it is dumped in open rivers, streams, forests and mountains. Apart from the conventional sources of plastic generation like plastic packed products, e-commerce platforms are becoming a new source of adding plastic waste generation. Online businesses … Continue reading How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Free speech and expression is one of the crucial fundamental rights enshrined under the Constitution of India. Media, the fourth pillar of democracy, operates extensively on this constitutional principle. Since time immemorial, media has played a vital and significant role in highlighting the appalling side of the democracy business in India. Top-level corruption in a central ministry or a faulty environmental clearance obtained by a … Continue reading SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts

As India engulfs in the intense debate and protests over the new citizenship law that has been implemented in the country, mainstream media forgets the unfateful Hyderabad rape case that took place on 27 November 2019. The case made to global headlines, after the four accused of the case were allegedly killed in the fake encounter by the Hyderabad police on 6 December 2019. The … Continue reading Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts