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  • Midnapore women artistes break social norms to shape idols

    Midnapore women artistes break social norms to shape idols

    Religious boundaries are incredibly porous for these artists locally known as Chitrakars. In the past, they would straddle both religions, living a dual life of sorts. Nonetheless, the community has for generations been plagued by the effluvium of religious discrimination.

    November 7, 2018
  • The titanic effects of social norms

    The titanic effects of social norms

    In an attempt to discourage a certain behaviour through the incorporation of social norms into the policy structure, policy-makers often, without malicious intent, and as an epitaph to their clamorous failure, reinforce the very behaviour they set out to discourage or eliminate. For example, a state-run or private campaign to discourage smoking amplifes the number …

    April 18, 2018