The Cognizant Citizen: The Sudan Uprising

  The Republic of Sudan is a small country situated in Northeast Africa backed up by colossal oil production and agriculture. The country—hiding behind the ‘high’ GDP and growth—is facing one of the biggest and escalating humanitarian crisis. Under the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the people suffered from rising prices of essential commodities, and... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: Alabama Abortion Bill

The Marthas know things. They talk among themselves, passing the unofficial news from house to house. Like me, they listen at doors, no doubt, and see things even with their eyes averted. I've heard them at it sometimes, caught whiffs of their private conversations. Stillborn, it was. Or, stabbed her with a knitting needle, right... Continue Reading →

The Keepers of Endlessness

  “The oceans never stop. They know no beginning or end. The wind never finishes. Sometimes it disappears, but only to gather momentum from somewhere else, returning to fling itself at the island, to make a point which is lost on Tom.” ― M.L. Stedman   Endless is the sky over my balcony when the neighbours... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Bitter Seeds of Stolen Fruits

“Prevention is better than cure”; “Prevention is the daughter of intelligence”. “The best protection for public health is prevention, not cleanup”; “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. If there was one tip-of-the-tongue topic for utterances of proverbs and cliches, one could safely bet it would be – you guessed it –... Continue Reading →

The ‘How’ of STIs

In today's vibrant lifestyle, nearly every sexually active individual is at a potential risk of contracting STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). Although the concepts of ‘protected’ sex and using fresh needles have spread rapidly in the 21st century, it is imperative to understand the transmission dynamics of STIs (such as HIV Infection, Chlamydiasis, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B,... Continue Reading →

HPV: A Formidable yet Tameable Foe

Can a seemingly innocuous lesion in the genital region lead to your death in a few years? Yes, yes it can. More so if you are a woman. Genital lesions are a sign of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which also sets the stage for about 90 percent cases of Cervical Cancer- a leading cause of... Continue Reading →

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