The Cognizant Citizen: The Sabarimala Verdict

A few weeks ago, the Indian Supreme Court came out with a landmark 4:1 decision. A month later we stand at a cross-road, sentiments have been hurt and political tensions are at an all time high. The Sabarimala temple is set to open it's doors to devotees again tomorrow. Here's the story of all that's happened so far

The Cognizant Citizen: The Aadhar That Couldn’t

Multi-purpose National Identity Card. National Authority for Unique Identification. Unique Identification of Authority of India. Many names, one ID— Aadhar, the world’s largest biometric initiative.  The seemingly harmless card that an Indian citizen is expected to acquire holds vital information such as the name, date of birth, and address, but ties into biometric data and... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: Argentina Abortion Bill

On August 9th, 2018 Argentina’s Senate rejected the landmark bill that sought legalization of abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Argentinian lawmakers debated the complete legalization of abortion for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 for. From the senate, 14 female and 24 male senators voted against the bill.... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: Bangladesh Protests

“There’s blanket media censorship, and cellular data is down. Everyone all over the world should write to their local and national news and urge them to cover this. Don’t let this ‘Night of Pencils’ of our generation go unnoticed.” u/saad_z06 [Reddit]   On the 29th of July, two Bangladeshi students were run over by a... Continue Reading →

Clear The Hurdle: Creative Blocks

                                                                  I cannot create with you.                                                         I cannot feel anything else without you.                                                             Is this forever my conundrum; you? To create a block is pretty simple. You take a collection of all reasons too tough to break and let it hinder the highly productive mechanism that you possess. And voila, we have with... Continue Reading →

A Visit to Bijapur

The Community Development Committee (CDC) of MAPS, MCOPS organised a health camp in the Bijapur slum in association with the Department of Community Medicine, KMC on the 24th of September, 2017. A total of 152 patients were attended to and many more were counselled by the volunteering pharmacists. The event commenced with the volunteers going... Continue Reading →

Reality in the Post-Truth Era

 “You're saying it's a falsehood while Sean Spicer, our press secretary gave alternative facts to that” – A Spokesperson for the President of the United States. The need to find a balance, and to assert that each side has its own merits and demerits is a part of conventional wisdom. However, the concept of observable... Continue Reading →

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