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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Fighting The War Against Ebola In Liberia

On September 5, 2014, the WHO officially declared that the outbreak was over in Nigeria and Senegal and on May 9, 2015, Liberia was also declared free of the outbreak. However, on June 28, 2015, a 17-year-old male died in Liberia. Since then, 6 such cases have...

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PEGIDA: Rebirth Of The Nazi Propaganda?

Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident (PEGIDA) or the “Monday demonstrators” as they are called, is gaining momentum every passing day with more and more supporters pouring into Dresden and other German cities to express their discontent against god knows what issues.

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Racial Difference Versus Racial Preference

All said and done, racism still exists. And a universal way to show this is to say that a particular race is not attractive. This fact was corroborated by a research done in November, 2013 where data was collected from a popular Facebook dating app, “Are you interested?” The...

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The Curious Case Of Corrective Rapes

The word “corrective measure” was first coined in South Africa after instances where victims had been raped due to their sexual orientations came into limelight. Since then, numerous such cases have been reported all around the world where corrective rapes are practiced with the consent of the family members.

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Can The World Ever Become One Culture?

Mass media as a whole is seen as one of the main propagators of globalization. Today a significant amount of the global population watches the same T.V shows and movies, reads the same books and magazines listens to the same music and is influenced by the same advertisements. Therefore,...

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The ‘Kismat Konnection’ Of Shahid And Mira

Tinsel town’s prince charming, Shahid Kapoor, found her princess in the Delhi based Mira Rajput. The two tied the knot in Delhi in a quiet ceremony on 7th July, and headed to Mumbai soon after. 12th July witnessed probably the grandest wedding function of the year. Their reception was...

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Why It Is A Curse To Be Gay In India

“Being Gay and out in India” as Zorian Cross rightly points out in a revelation, is clearly not an option for many males residing in the nation. Zorian Cross is the real name of a multi-award-winning actor, playwright, and theatre director who has made New Delhi his home.

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Why Taking A Selfie With Your Daughter Doesn’t Nullify The Inherent Misogyny In You

Such antagonism towards the two rebelling women depicts the typical patriarchal mindset in this country. A campaign against sex selective abortion, #SelfieWithDaughter turned downright ugly, exemplifying that only women who are obedient, well-behaved, submissive, unquestioning and anti-feminist deserve to be cherished. Those who do not fit into the criteria...

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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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