Mahsa Amini, also known as Jina, was a regular 22-year-old hijabi woman from Saqqez in Iran’s Kurdistan province. Jina was leaving for a peaceful day on October 16, 2022, but she could not have predicted the imminent threat that the Metro ride posed to her life that day. She witnessed … Continue Reading
Loss Of Identity
The crescendo of the music playing in my head reaches its peak as the cab takes a turn towards the gate. Everything I’d pictured and predicted starts to replay in my mind. The sun shining through the canopies illuminating the sights is surely providing some respite to my … Continue Reading
Diving Into The Field— A Recap Of The World Cup
¡Olé, Olé, Olé! , And it begins!
This year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been a collection of numerous enthralling moments. From Kylian Mbappé scoring a hat trick in the finals to equalise Les Bleus against Argentina to Lionel Messi realising his World Cup dream and concluding the 36-year … Continue Reading
Movie Review: Blonde
Blonde, The Netflix adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, has been facing a lot of backlash due to its problematic representation of trauma and its manifestations. The fictionalised 3-hour celluloid based on the life of Hollywood’s infamous Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas has been praised … Continue Reading
The Cognisant Citizen: Sri Lankan Economic Crisis 2022
*Note: The information presented in this article is a conclusive account of the events that have transpired up until the morning of July 24th, 2022.
The functioning of a country is naturally, majorly influenced by the government in power. And often, it is the case that a “third-world” country will … Continue Reading
Cognizant Citizen: The overturning of Roe Vs Wade
The year is 1969. A 21-year-old woman named Norma McCorvey discovers that she is pregnant for the third time and wishes to terminate the pregnancy. The Texan law, at this time, has criminalized abortions in the state. McCorvey’s fight against the law famously came to be known as the Roe … Continue Reading
The Cognisant Citizen: The Sovereignty Crisis of Ukraine
*Note: Because the situation unfolds every day, the information presented in this article is a conclusive account of the events that have transpired up until the morning of February 26th, 2022
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech that made it clear to the world of his plan … Continue Reading
Return to the Dark Days- The Situation of Women in Afghanistan
CONTENT WARNING: VIOLENCE, POLITICAL UNREST, ABUSE
Afghanistan, more famously known as the Graveyard of Empires, has been in the news quite frequently due to the geopolitical crisis that it has been undergoing for the past few decades.
But the matters took a toll for the worse in the country after … Continue Reading
The Rise of the Absurd #MarriageStrike
If you’re someone like me, a person who constantly checks their social media, be it trending reels on Instagram or the newest and most absurd hashtags on Twitter, there is no chance you would’ve missed the latest buzz about a collective group of men striking against, wait for it, the … Continue Reading