So here we go again. An elderly lady was tragically mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs, and the Kerala state government has decided to take the easy way out and do a mass culling of stray dogs, just like last year. Animal lovers and welfare groups are trying their best to advocate the right to life of these dogs, again just like last year. Those who support the state government's decision emphasize that stray dogs are a continual menace to society, just like last year.
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Recently, the much celebrated climate scientist Dr. RK Pachauri was in the news for all the wrong reasons. People were shocked, including myself: I had interacted with him in the past and found him to be charming and courteous. Yet, somewhere along the way, this accomplished man was accused, with plenty of evidence to back the allegations, of sexual harassment at the workplace. So, what are the laws protecting Indian women from sexual harassment?
The re-emergence of violence in Kashmir shows once again the frailties of the Indian union. The truth is that forcing diverse people into a union, in the guise of “unity in diversity”, doesn't work. What would work is to give them freedom of self-rule with an ironclad agreement -- Nehru's "binding cement" -- of a strong federal government.