College Degrees: Reasonably Overrated?

According to the Wall Street journal- “India Graduates Millions, But Too Few Are Fit to Hire”. Our education system may be a very controversial and expansive topic, however as of now, a debate on the legitimacy of college degrees has been arising. What are college degrees anyway? They are...

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Jasleen Kaur Case: To Arrest Or Not To Arrest?

For the past one week, news and social media both have been swamped with the recent case of ‘eve-teasing’. The case went viral when the girl, Jasleen Kaur posted a picture of Sarvjeet Singh on Facebook along with his bike number accusing him of making obscene remarks and vulgar...

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Condoms: For Men And Women Alike

This is the 21st century. We are all aware and active. Culturally, socially, politically and most importantly, sexually. Sex has been a taboo, it might still be, but youngsters today do not hesitate in talking about sex, nor do they hesitate in indulging in sexual activities. Sex is good,...

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Movies And Trains: Of Landscapes, Journeys And Stories

The romance between trains and films has being going on since time immemorial. The lives of the characters are intricately weaved around trains and the railway platforms. Several lives are lived, various phases are experienced, love blossoms, hatred thrives and the train becomes an internal character itself. In...

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Modi’s Visit To Abu Dhabi: Why Is It Historic?

Addressing the world at the Madison Square Garden, exploring 12 countries in just under 29 days; Modi has without doubt come to be the Thomas Cook of Indian Legislation. Since the inception of his part-time touring career, Narendra Modi has grown intoa “PM of firsts”- first Prime Minister to...

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Bloggers In Bangladesh: The New Infidels

Blogging is the most recent way which writers, desperate to get their work and thoughts out, have used. Whether it is writing flowery creative pieces, ‘how-to’ tutorials or opinionated posts, bloggers post anything to everything. However, this year in Bangladesh, blogging has taken a rather bloody turn.

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Just Another Day: India’s 69th Independence Day

As I has just turned the Cambridge dictionary to learn the inherent meaning of “independence”, one thing caught my attention- the dictionary says, apart from the political aspect of independence i.e. a country being free from the governance of another country, the word has another aspect that is predominantly...

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7 Reasons Why Indian Education Deserves An F-

Many a time we come across suicides of students who couldn’t cope with the overburdening academic syllabus and the societal, family and school pressure of getting good marks. Why does it take the life of a poor student for people to realise that their coercion wasn't humanly tolerable and...

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An Open Letter To The Modern Indian Feminist

You are ever ready to promote the feminist agenda. Whether the issue is equal wages, over-sexualizing women in media or the oppressive gender roles that have been assigned to you. We can see you at the rallies and hear your opinion at every dinner table conversation when the topic...

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Steal, Borrow, Buy: Babies Up For Grabs

In today’s time of two-minutes Maggi jiffy, everyone needs everything: quick and instant.And that also includes, sadly, the process of child deliverance. Women who couldn't conceive before can now became mothers overnight after a brief stay in hospital. Childless couples returned home with their 'natural children' meeting their...

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Is Meninism Just Feminism Gone Wrong?

Lying in bed, one day a thought struck me- Why not ‘Meninism’? Curious, I decided to turn to google. Of the hundred-thousand results I got, a twitter page caught my attention. Called ‘ManForMeninism’- a parody of feminism, this page deliberated misconceptions people seem to have about feminists. With a...

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All You Must Know About Friendship Day

The transformation from paper-written pen friends to online-social network chats is not hundred-years-old. But one thing never changed- youngster’s beeline for gift-shops to buy choicest soft-toys, greetings cards and wrist bands. A materialistic display of abstract love – friendship. And this is possible because of Friendship Day!

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Drishyam: A Movie That Is Truly Deceptive

The Ajay Devgan starrer that released on Friday is the perfect example of a Bollywood movie with a movie star in the lead role aiming for big box office returns; big money in short. The trailer of the movie is well made. It excites you over a prospect of...

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ISIS Continues To Vanquish, Through Social Media

The American Media Institute recently received an ISIS recruitment document outlining their future plans. Amongst other plans that were revealed, the document stated that ISIS has been planning an attack on India in the hopes of starting an Armageddon like war and confrontation with the United States that would...

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Living In The City: Life In A Single Yellow Metro

A metro station is like an obstinately static badass spider queen that refuses to leave her lair. She magically weaves around webs of tunnels, million miles longer than one can imagine. Notwithstanding the human difficulties, she is swayed here, there, everywhere, and it’s your damned duty to find the...

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Friendzone- Does It Really Exist?

Friendzone: Yeah, that’s the area most of us simply walk into. No, it isn’t a city, state or a country; it isn’t a café, pub or a restaurant either. It’s just an invisible space in our minds- yours and mine. Needed or not needed? Well, certainly NOT needed.

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Masaan: Impunity From The Shackles Of Society

Masaan, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, stars the talented Richa Chaddha and newbies Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in prominent roles. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Masaan was awarded FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

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Milind Soman: Once A Champion, Forever A Champion

The title “Ironman” won by Indian model Milind Soman might leave you wondering about so many things, and in this process you can’t help but relate this title to Hollywood film, “Ironman”. While you begin thinking about the tough iron suit which the Ironman embodies in the film, here...

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North Korea: A Mockery Of Democracy?

North Korea calls itself The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I don’t think that the people of North Korea identify themselves as “Democratic”. The party is fooling no one by calling themselves a “Democratic Republic”. The country follows the “songun” or “military first” policy which dictates according to the...

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The Rise And Rise Of Bangladesh Cricket Team

Time and again, Bangladesh cricket team has shown scintillating performances and has left the people worldwide biting their nails. The breath taking comeback by the Bangladeshi team came to light only after the team won against the top teams like Pakistan, India and South Africa.

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Why Bajirao Mastani’s Trailer Failed To Impress Me

After delivering movies like Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Goliyon ki Raasleela- Ramleela; Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back with another of his “great” creations- Bajirao Mastani. With larger than life characters, exquisitely royal locations, grand sets, heavy costumes, intensive fight sequences, blood and swords- it seems that...

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