Death of a Child

Madhavankutty Pillai

The Jain community should take responsibility for a 13-year-old’s fatal 68-day fast

The Meat Is Not On

Mumbai’s temporary ban on meat to humour one community sets a poor precedent

The Right to Die

The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?

The Legal Cut Is the Deepest

A judicial ruling that classifies Santhara alongside Sati and euthanasia is a case of law becoming bad philosophy


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