The earliest mention of the death penalty dates back to 18th Century B.C mentioned in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon as well as the Draconian Code in Athens. With time the method of administering the punishment has changed—from drowning, beatings, burning alive to hanging by 10th Century A.D. … Continue Reading
2020 has been unpredictable in many ways. Right from an unforeseen pandemic, to an economic downturn of activities around the globe, this year has put a lot of things into perspective. On a military front, India finds itself locked in a military standoff with China over the icy heights of … Continue Reading
“The couple has been married for 5 years, they still don’t have kids!”
“I know the name of a baba that can surely solve this problem”
We’ve heard the stories at family functions, a young married couple being the target of ‘the gossip aunties gang’ solely because they haven’t … Continue Reading
Ever since the Farm Bills 2020 that constitute three agricultural bills were passed by the Indian Parliament in September this year, farmers across the country have been protesting against them. These protests have seen burning of tractors and blocking of railway tracks. The latest in this series of protests has … Continue Reading
On the night of November 2nd, the people of Vienna, the capital of Austria, were horrified by reports of heavily armed gunmen shooting civilians at six different locations. The attack has been described as similar to the attack that took place in Mumbai 12 years ago. There were four people … Continue Reading
The recent back and forth artillery fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan seems to have caught the entire world off guard. It is not everyday that we hear of air to land combat taking place between countries. The sudden seeming conflict has actually been lying dormant for decades. Rising tensions between … Continue Reading
Trigger Warning: mentions of sexual assault, violence against women, casteism, and sexism.
Manisha Valmiki, a 19-year-old Dalit woman, was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men on September 14, in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.
She was grievously injured and had multiple fractures and injuries. She lay in … Continue Reading
India and Pakistan have been sworn enemies since their independence from the other. As Tim Marshall states “India and Pakistan can agree on one thing: neither wants the other around.” Given that two countries share a boundary almost 3,000 km long, geopolitical issues around the borders persist to this day. … Continue Reading
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
― Malcolm X
Through the years, journalism and media have undergone a metamorphosis of sorts with … Continue Reading