The Hundredth Monkey
The Hundredth Monkey is a weekly newsletter by National Association of Students, India.
We are a group of students who write around policy, politics, and major social issues.
Academic Freedom In India
The definition of what precisely academic freedom constitutes, is not concrete or bounded. It can also be referred to as a subclass of the more extensive fundamental right, of Freedom of Speech, of institutions and higher education. It argues that a university is a place, that is free from political pressure, bureaucratic influence, and which can be an autonomous, self-regulatory body with freedom of thought, expression, and research.
Discussed: National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill 2020
The then Union Minister of Health and Family presented a bill in 2018 called the Allied Healthcare Professional Bill. Barring the name of the account, National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professional Bill 2020, which the Rajya Sabha passed on September 15, is almost the same. The bill has been challenged by health experts and doctors' bodies, including the apex body Indian Medical Association (IMA), on various grounds.
Myanmar Coup: Trouble for the World
The very first question that comes to my mind after reading about the Myanmar crisis is how can something this big be ignored by the world? And so let's talk about it and find what all is being done and what else needs to be taken care of.
Status of Women in the Contemporary World
Gender is a societal concept and has a loose thread connected to the biologically constructed boxes by society. It’s about how an individual wants to be presented and pronounced. The word “women” in the following article is an umbrella term for all binary and non-binary individuals who pronounce themselves as “she” and voices the woes of a certain section of society.
A woman who lives in the Rajasmand district of Rajasthan worked under MGNREGA and had her wages for her work of 60 days between April and November 2019 due to her. For the amount of Rs. 12000 due to her, she went to the officials to enquire and was given the established standard response - told to wait. Wait, the accepted fate of the common. After having completed one round of work, a worker’s wages are to be transferred to her bank within a 15 days period. The woman waited for 8 months getting the same response from the bank every time she went to ask about her payment, that her bank account had not been deposited with the wages.
Right to Freedom
"Can we ever be truly free?" An idea of thought which probably propounded in the minds of constitution-makers of any country while preparing the first-ever draft of their respective constitutions. As per the Indian constitutional reading of Right to Freedom, we have the already laid down fundamental concept of Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression for the citizens of India, which is subjected to limitations imposed under Article 19 (2). However, it's an idea that goes beyond that.
Would you rather act or let it pass?
The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown to contain its spread led to a staggering humanitarian crisis which the state struggled to handle. As the state stumbled, citizen-led initiatives stepped in to fill the wide breach.