Category: Healthcare

Commercial Surrogacy in India

Tusshar Kapoor was all over the news last month for his decision to become a single father through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), a first in Bollywood. While some hailed him for his bold move, his decision also rekindled the age- old debate on commercial surrogacy in India. Commercial surrogacy is the practice whereby a woman […]

The Political Economy of No-Resistance to Ebola Virus

“You have to love its simplicity. It’s one-billionth our size and it’s beating us.” – Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), Outbreak. There are no borders for a pandemic. It increases, exponentially, so much so as that even thousand miles away one starts asking himself “Am I really safe?” In 1976, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola […]

Is The Food Bill Enough to Feed India’s Hungry?

Abstract Supporting the poor to get access to adequate food is a matter of humanity, justice and global solidarity. Access to adequate food is a human right which is recognized in several institutions under international law. The human right to adequate food is of crucial importance for the enjoyment  of  all  other  basic  rights.  Food […]