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The Re-Entry Project : Combating Covid-19

The Re-Entry Project : Combating Covid-19

Society
Article 21 of the Indian Constitution echoes that ‘no person shall be deprived of their life and liberty.’ The Supreme Court of India has precisely described this right as the ‘heart of fundamental rights;’ it includes right to live with dignity, right to livelihood and right to health. Article 2 of the Human Rights Act protects one’s right to life, thus the government ought to protect the life and protect the dignity of its citizens. Human rights globally face challenges in this pandemic and no country is immune!   Nevertheless it is the duty of the government to keep an eye to further develop short-terms responses. Having understood that the coronavirus is novel, the danger and consequences of people’s life expectancy - community containment measures such as stay-at-home
Victim’s voice |  Breaking the silence

Victim’s voice | Breaking the silence

Law, Society
Studying abroad is an illuminating experience, having invested 5years of quality education in London with an ambition to pursue a promising career in the United Nations, I signed up for a program at United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Italy. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, my dreams turned out to be the nastiest nightmare! Multitudes were (some still are) mentally drained, devastated, disheartened, and panicking and I was not an exception.  In the initial phase of this pandemic, many lived in acute anxiety and the anxiety was more of a killer than the unseen virus itself. A new layer of uncertainty for a significant number of international students arose globally after the Covid-19 outbreak.  Tutors and students were not used to the online environment
A colossal soul satisfying self experience!

A colossal soul satisfying self experience!

Law, Society
The Italian law on immigration required that a Non-European planning to stay in Italy for more than 3 months are bound to apply for Residence Permit within 8 days of arrival in Italy. I am evidence to the efficient service rendered by the Immigration Officers at Turin on 8th September 2020. Despite the pandemic crisis, I ventured into sheer brilliance of the Immigration Department, tirelessly serving humanity. My appointment at the Questura for was initially scheduled in May, 2020 due to the pandemic, it was rescheduled to August 2020. Owing to some unforeseen circumstances, the Immigration Officers were kind enough to re-schedule my appointment to September 2020. At first sight, I noticed paramount level of professionalism in maintaining a conducive environment even outside the p...
The Good Samaritan of Holland!

The Good Samaritan of Holland!

Society
In the pandemic era on September’s eve, I pick up my phone to hear disturbing news from my dear friend Karolina (name changed) who traveled from Italy to the Philippines with transit in Amsterdam. Her flight from Amsterdam to the Philippines was canceled immediately intimated the Embassy of her ongoing predicaments. A helpless and hapless victim on the situation she was a solitary, shattered, and stranded young lady walking from pillar to post in search of help remained entrapped in the Amsterdam International Airport.   Adding fuel to the fire was the expiry of her visa on that very day.  With emotions at stake, compounded misery coupled with mounting fear of detention, anxiety over lack of shelter, and uncertainty of continuing her voyage to the Philippines knew none in Amsterdam.  Ex
Mental Health issues existed even before the Lock Down: The Double Standards

Mental Health issues existed even before the Lock Down: The Double Standards

Health, Society
It is by a feel of astonishment that I read news / articles on mental health of men during the lockdown days. My astonishment was nothing else than that the word “ mental health “ unveiled itself from the stigma of being a hushed topic that was ever before. It was not only the news or articles, many memes and social media posts started appearing, citing the seriousness of the issue apart from the fact that many governments had started serious plans to tackle the issue of mental health by giving online counselling , creating help desks etc .,while fighting the biggest of epidemics. I stand by the government for their action. Of course, mental health of its subjects should be given priority and has to be tackled with utmost seriousness. No arguments. But what I am pointing out here is
Pandemic of the mind : The Lockdown Mental Health Issues

Pandemic of the mind : The Lockdown Mental Health Issues

Health, Society
The world is panicking about the novel coronavirus pandemic but what nobody talks about is the importance of mental health during situations like this. I am going to talk about this mental crisis because most people don't think it is important enough to address. Trust me. It is equally as important. As of now, the best solution we have is to stay indoors but most of us don’t really comprehend how hard that is if surrounded by the wrong people. Staying indoors for days and losing sanity by the end of the pandemic absolutely makes no sense. If you lose yourself mentally, then is there a purpose to fight to stay physically alive? There is this maxim that says, " People think being alone makes you lonely but I don't think that is true being surrounded by the wrong people is the lonelies
A complete NO to fake news; Corona Warriors in action

A complete NO to fake news; Corona Warriors in action

Health, Society
The Information and Public Relations Department, in association with Indian Red Cross Society and Karnataka State Labour Institute, has rolled out this activity to track down spammers.. The doctors and healthcare frontlines are always doing their job at hospitals and else where.. The Corona Warriors are youngsters who are assigned to give awareness of spamming during this epidemic. This will reduce the panic situation which has already been created by many spammers They are named as the CORONA WARRIORS.. Antony Richard ( R Square ) one of the Volunteer speaks about the challenges he faces in this role.. He says first and foremost the support of the public is needed by making them self aware that forwarding spam on social media is only creating more confusions to each and every...
A Corona story from Italy

A Corona story from Italy

Health, Society
Studying abroad is an illuminating experience, I was fortunate enough to have the firsthand experience of studying in London for 5 years. A career in the UN is my ambition, and so I signed up for this particular program which is affiliated with the United Nations. Due to the unexpected Corona outbreak, education abroad has turned out to be a nightmare. I am an Indian student, pursuing my LLM at United Nations Inter regional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Turin, Italy. At the outset I would like to establish that I am mentally drained, devastated, disheartened and panicking about the Corona outbreak whilst I am still in the Red Zone in North Italy, I am not blaming anyone and I completely understand and realize it is an act of God and everything is out of control, I humbly urge ...
Shiva Nadana Nrithyalaya – Abode of Dance

Shiva Nadana Nrithyalaya – Abode of Dance

Entertainment, Society
When the amazing dancer Renjini flew down to Chennai, it was no normal to miss a meeting with her. Team Talismanian visits her amidst her busy schedule and she is happy sharing her views and ideologies with us. While shaking hands with her, any Chennai-ite would desire to behold her in this city of culture and use her potential to add on its richness.   Q. It was a revonative feel after speaking to you. Can you explain elaborately about Shiva Nadana Nrithyalaya Abode of Dance- that’s the whole idea of starting Shiva Nadana Nrithyalaya. Shiva, the Lord of Dance has always inspired many Dance Forms and Dancers. Dance doesn’t have a form. Dance should come through the soul. It’s beautiful if you look at various dance forms too. We do believe that Dance, in any form, should reach
Betrayal of juvenile justice | Juvenile law

Betrayal of juvenile justice | Juvenile law

Law, Society
In the words of late legend Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, ‘reorganization of the worth of infants born and unborn, is the beginning of Juvenile Justice.’ Children are one of the most important chattels to each nation. The definition of the term ‘child’ is in absentia in the Indian Constitution. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child 1989, the Indian Majority Act 1875, the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986, the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1926, and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2000, defines the term 'child' and guarantees holistic development on child welfare, striving to protect right to; birth, education, early childhood, enjoyment, development, health, leisure, name, nationality, nutrition, recreation etc., on priority, yet in the present ti
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