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Rising crime against humanity is a matter of great concern.

According to Britannica Encyclopedia, a crime is the deliberate performance of an act that is generally regarded as socially  destructive or dangerous and is expressly banned by, and subject to, criminal  sanctions.

There are different types of crimes committed globally which include human trafficking, illegal dealings in arms, drugs, minerals and wildlife; production and trade of counterfeit goods; fraud and extortion; money laundering, cybercrime, terrrorism, acts of violence, intentional homicides, crimes against women and children. (

Here’s the statistics on Intentional homicides as per the Wikipedia.


These are the countries reporting maximum number of crimes according to a survey by

I am going to discuss each of these crimes in my subsequent posts. Since we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2023, I am going to focus on crimes against women.

According to the statistics revealed by BBC.Com, the crime rate against women has seen a steep hike from 338,954 cases in 2016 to 428,278 cases between January to December, last year.

These are the crimes committed against women:


This is the data for overall crimes against women. These crimes are subdivided into the following categories:

1. Murders of Women:

  1. Dowry Deaths

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data reported 6,589 dowry deaths in the year 2021, which saw a gradual decline of 3.85% from 6,843 in 2020. Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of dowry deaths, 2,222 dowry deaths) and highest dowry death rate(per 1,00,000 population) was recorded in the state of Haryana.

2. Honor Killings

An honour killing is when a family member is killed because they are seen to have brought disgrace and dishonour upon the family. An arranged marriage refusal, infidelity, selecting a spouse the family disapproves of, and being raped are a few examples of causes for honour killings. In some parts of India, khap panchayats, or village caste councils, routinely sentence people to death if they disobey their gotra- or caste-related decrees. The Delhi-based volunteer organisation known as Love Commandos has a helpline whose sole purpose is to rescue couples who fear being attacked for getting married outside of caste boundaries.

A father beheaded his daughter in June 2012 for dating a man against his wishes. Unfortunately, honor killings are supported by local and neighbouring villagers. Honor killings are rampant in the states of Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh

3.Witchcraft related murders.

Women in some villages are still killed on the suspicion of practising witchcraft.

4. Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion.

Undue importance is given to male progeny. They are bestowed with all the rights like right to inherit father’s property, performing last rites, continuing family legacy but many people continue to forget that without a woman, none of these could be achieved. So, people desire a male child. According to one of the surveys, 7,997 of 8,000 abortions have been found to be female fetuses.

2. Sexual Crimes against women:

In a society where women are supposed to be revered as Goddesses, the situation is very very pathetic. These statistics reveal shameful figures of the perpetrators of sexual crimes against women. Unfortunately, marital rape is not a criminal offense in India

Insult to Modesty

Human Trafficking

3. Domestic Violence. 86% of Indian women, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) from 2016, did not report domestic abuse to anybody,  not even to friends and relatives. Because of the social norms that teach them to believe  they are bad wives who should be punished,  many victims of domestic abuse defend the  violence, in large part because they feel that it is their fault. 

According to a survey, 45% of  Indian wives  defend the physical abuse they receive from  their husbands. According to the National  Family Health Survey (2019-21) a higher percentage of wives in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana (four  southern states) than in other Indian states  (80%) believe their husbands have a legal  justification for hitting them.

Other crimes include :

Forced child marriages in which 7.84 million girls under the age of 10 are married.

Acid Attacks

According to data from the National Crime  Records Bureau, 1,483 victims of acid  assault were reported in the country over a  five-year period between 2014 and 2018. Although there are more acid assaults, fewer persons are being charged with crimes by  the police. The three states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Delhi account for 42% of  all acid assaults in India. Rarely is the offender  punished. For instance, only 33 of the 734 cases  that went to trial in 2015 were  successfully resolved.

Abduction :

A report in 2021 revealed that a total of 28,000 women were kidnapped for forced Marriage.

The patriarchal society turns a blind eye to the gender discrimination and the perpetual violence being committed against women in the name of culture and traditions. After going through all these statistics, how can we call ourselves a developing economy? It’s time for us to raise our voice against these issues and come forward to report any act of violation of human rights to safeguard women and children against these gory crimes.


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The Work from Home concept has gained immense popularity since the Pandemic Covid-19 took over the world. According to the European Statistics, published by, only 5.4% of workers in Europe in 2019 were employed remotely, according to statistics. Furthermore, 36% of independent contractors worked from home. Additionally, according to ILO figures, just 7% of people worldwide were doing any work from home before to the epidemic.And now the situation has changed.

As per the survey of ILO ( International Labor Organization) in the second quarter of the year, 2020, an estimated 550 million workers made their living from home, thus, accounting for 17.4% of the world’s employment generation.


Working from home (WFH) denotes an employee who is working from their home, apartment, or other place of residence as opposed to the workplace.

Many businesses have a WFH policy, also known as a remote work policy, that enables their staff to work from home either full-time or only when it is most convenient for them.


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In the year 1973, the OPEC led Oil and gas crisis, resulted in a steep hike in gas prices which almost quadrupled during the said period, thus, creating a problem in transportation. As a result, Jack Nilles, a NASA engineer, created the concept of Telecommuting in 1973.

A small number of IBM employees worked from home to explore the viability of telecommuting long before modern remote working became popular around the turn of the millennium. These were the days when Skype and Zoom were not available.

Initially, there were five workers who worked from home and gradually, their numbers increased to 2000 around 1983. Staff at the call centre had the option of working from home as they did all of their job over the phone anyway.

Branch offices and home workers would  connect to corporate mainframes by the  early 1980s using personal computers and  terminal emulators. People began to recognize the fact that the actual work involved doing a productive activity that needn’t necessarily involve traveling in 1995. This led to the creation of many startups in the houses of potential entrepreneurs having limited financial means. A convention in ILO came up with the innovative idea of Home Work scheme to safeguard the interest of people working in their homes in 1996. ( Wikipedia)

The acceptance of remote work has been  steadily increasing since the 1980s. For instance, from 2003 to 2006, 4 million  more Americans worked from home and, in 1983, academics started  experimenting with web conferencing. In the 1990s and 2000s, technology such as collaborative  software, virtual private  networks, conference calling, video telephony, internet access, cloud computing,  voice over IP (VoIP), mobile telecommunications technology such as a Wi-Fi-equipped  laptop or tablet computer, smartphones, and desktop computers, were used to facilitate  remote work. Software like Zoom, Cisco  Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Slack, and WhatsApp were some examples of this type of  technology.

Now, around 74 % of businesses are considering the option of working from home for their employees. A survey by The Times Of India states that now 82% of people prefer working from home than commuting to office.


( Courtesy : Pew Research Center)


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1. Time and money saved on commutation.

2. Flexible Schedule

3. Increased productivity

4. More employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

5. Zero pollution because traveling is not involved.

6. Spending quality time with family.

7. Freedom to work without a hostile office atmosphere.

8. The chances of getting sick on work is reduced to a great extent.

9. We get an opportunity to enjoy traveling to exotic locations and still continue working on our laptops.

10. It provides for a better Work-life balance. In a 2019 research, 81% of participants indicated being able to work remotely would help them better balance their personal and professional lives. It has been demonstrated that working remotely improves sleep, lowers stress, and leaves more time for exercise and other healthy routines.


1. Lack of teamwork and co-ordination.

2. Plenty of distractions while working from home like arrival of guests, salesman canvassing their products and so on.

3. Lack of resources that are available in office to your work efficiently.

4. Unable to retrieve information in the absence of certain documents.

5. Tend to procrastinate certain project.

6. Decrease in productivity because of diversion from work.

7. Sometimes, people are overworked, considering that they are working from home.

8. There might be network connectivity issues.

9. Family demand more attention.

10. Physical movement is restricted within the house.


Solution for the WFH problems: (

1. Set appropriate fixed regular working hours.

2. Follow a morning routine.

3. Set rules to be followed and shared by family members including division of house hold work. 4. Take scheduled breaks.

5. Go out for fresh air before resuming your work.

6. Keep an organized separate workspace.

7. Usage of VPN is highly recommended.

8. Consider going for a refresher or an online training course to improve your efficiency and productivity.

9. Actively participate in Webinars or video conferences to be up to date with the company activities.

10. Be positive on your approach towards your work.


We must be physically and mentally fit and healthy before taking up any kind of work. A sound mind and a sound body will ensure your enhanced efficiency and productivity, whether working from home or office. Our approach and attitude is of paramount importance while working. We should never let negative thoughts or self-doubt take control of our mind which will hinder our progress. An ideal job could combine the benefits of working from home as well as office. For example: A company could opt for work from office for three days and from home for two days.



( Times of India)

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