Age of Marriage vis-à-vis Age of Motherhood in India

History of the legal age of marriage In India, marriage as an institution plays a major role in the development of an individual. Marriage is considered to be a sacred ceremony in some religions, and a spiritual contract in other religions. After independence, the Indian Constitution laid down in its preamble the core principle of secularism. AsContinue reading “Age of Marriage vis-à-vis Age of Motherhood in India”

Soar: Two-Child-Policy! Shrug: ICPD 1994…

On 7 February 2020, a bill on the Two-Child-Policy was introduced as a private member bill in the Rajya Sabha by the Member of Parliament Anil Desai. This is a Constitution (Amendment) Bill and seeks to bring amendments to article 47. The short title of the bill is ‘Duty of the State to promote smallContinue reading “Soar: Two-Child-Policy! Shrug: ICPD 1994…”

Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy

Playing with dolls is something most of us have done growing up. Child marriage was nowhere in our minds. We revelled in our games: to set up our own world of imagination and to have our dolls play the characters we want to. We name the dolls, we make them have doll marriages, have themContinue reading “Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy”