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Why ISIS Expansion Is Increasing Its Legitimacy

The momentum with which the ISIS has been expanding into regions of Iraq, Lebanon and Nigeria is troubling. The systematical ideological subordination exercised by this self proclaimed Caliphate is what has become more frightening than the territorial expansion which has rendered its accentuation as a legitimate system of governance.

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Refugee Or Outcast?

A recently released report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees puts the number of displaced people globally at 60 million. The reasons for the displacement of people in such huge numbers vary, but clearly the most visibly hard- hitting symbol of the new global problem is the...

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The Ugly Truth Behind The Bars

Sexual abuse is one of those lingering problems which have seeped deeply into the society. We have often seen and heard of cases when a woman has been brutally sexually assaulted, but how many times have the cases of men being sexually abused brought to light? The most frequent...

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A Dream That’s Still A Dream

“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., I Have A Dream Martin Luther King’s dream is still existing as a dream. The reality is quite far from what he...

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The Plight of the African Continent

Two days ago, the South African high court issued an order to ensure that Sudanese President Omar Hassan- al Bashir does not leave the country, which he is visiting for an African Union summit to be held in Pretoria. The success of this move is in doubt, especially given...

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An Open Letter To Mr. Tim Hunt

Dear Mr. Tim Hunt, Once again you have been successful in marking your presence by giving a chauvinist statement. But, you have already accepted that you are a chauvinist, haven’t you? You believe that male scientists are troubled by women scientists. “Let me tell you about my trouble with...

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MODIfication Of FTII Under Process

  Not long ago in August, 2013  the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) mercilessly assaulted four students of the premium institute. More than two hundred students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) held a silent protest against the assault. History...

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Why This Indian Lesbian Ad Deserves To Be Viral

Advertisements are usually 30 seconds of creativity. They promise to give you that much needed break from an intense emotional scene, a nail-biting IPL match or a World Cup face-off between Pakistan and India. At times, ads are made to strike a chord with the customer, giving the viewer...

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Ban-Ban, All Over the Country

On May 22, 2015, a students’ group from IIT Madras, the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC), held a conference in the IIT-M premises discussing Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s relevance in contemporary times. Within this conference, it is rumoured that they also criticised the Narendra Modi-led government’s “pro-corporate” policies, and of...

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When Money Speaks Louder Than Judiciary

Unsurprising as it may be, this judgment comes in the wake of Salman Khan’s bail and the suspension of his conviction that held him guilty of culpable homicide in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Both the cases and the pattern in which the verdicts have been delivered underline the bias...

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Because, The Will To Help Is All You Need

The “Play For A Cause” event that took place at the Striker Pub and kitchen in Delhi, yesterday, saw different artists from India and Nepal came together to raise funds and awareness for the recent catastrophe that claimed innumerable lives and destroyed the countless homes. A concept by Parikrama’s...

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Why Salman Khan Is Truly Dabangg!

On asking him, his caste, Salman’s lawyer replied that the actor was “Indian.” Caught off guard, the judge asked the actor his caste again, and in return, she got a rather heroic reply from him. In his quintessential style, the Dabangg actor said that he was both “Muslim and...

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I Voted For Net Neutrality, Did You?

Net neutrality, in simple terms, means a principle by which all the ISPs treat all content, websites and services, equally and without any discrimination what-so-ever. This means that a telecom company like Airtel cannot grant users faster connections to any one site over the other. Internet users pay their...

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Violence Begets Violence

Al-Shabaab is Arabic for ‘The Youth’. The victims of Friday’s attack were also youth – college-goers in whose hands the fate of Kenya’s aspirations lie. Nothing can be a greater sign of a reprehensible ideology than its own youth killing its own. No religion can be worth destroying the...

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The Art Of Being A Bad Sport

That India had arrived to the semi-finals in its record run of non-stop World Cup victories was forgotten. That Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won India two world cups and one Champions trophy in the past was irrelevant

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More Power To You, Deepika!

Coming from the pinnacle of Tinsel town, it is commendable that Deepika chose to engage in a serious discussion at prime time, one that had nothing to with promotions. Pragmatic, candid, intelligent and rarely emotional, her approach towards discussing the ailment had nothing to do with what we see...

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Priya Pillai Passes With Flying Colours

The “Lookout Circular” that prevented Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to London has, finally, been quashed by the Delhi High Court, two months after it was issued. Due to her plans to speak to the British MPs in London regarding the adverse effects of proposed mining activities by...

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7 Myths About Feminism Busted

If the social order created by you considers women inferior to men without any attention to merit, it is your fault, not ours. If marriage has come to be a deeply oppressive institution that sanctifies rape, violence and discrimination, it is not our fault.

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