In May 2020, Cyclone Amphan hit parts of Eastern India and Bangladesh. With the unrest caused by the cyclone, several parts of the country received massive amounts of rainfall. This marked the beginning of the Assam floods. An alarming increase in water level was observed throughout several districts of the … Continue Reading
A powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people and injured nearly 4,000 on August 4th. Almost a hundred people have been reported missing, including 10 firefighters. The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was heard up to … Continue Reading
While the rest of the world is battling against widespread Covid-19, the regions of Norilsk and Siberia in Russia is facing a severe environmental threat and biological damage which will persist in the coming years. A fuel tank in Norilsk, Russia cracked open leaking over 20,000 tons of fuel into … Continue Reading
Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a nationwide outrage regarding the incidents of animal cruelty that have come to light. Across all media platforms, people have come out in large numbers in support of animal rights, deeming the recent events as horrific and unjust. Several petitions and … Continue Reading
The Republic of Yemen is the second-largest country located at the southern end of the Arabian-peninsula. As the economic crisis dwindled, Yemen became one of the poorest countries in the world. The ongoing Yemen Civil War has worsened the humanitarian crisis leaving more than three-quarters of the population in poverty.… Continue Reading
The entire world is marching in protest of the despicable killing of George Floyd by four police officers in Indianapolis, USA. From the death of Trayvon Martin in 2014 to George Floyd, police brutality against African Americans has been a truly horrific series of seemingly unending events. Ever since Floyd’s … Continue Reading
In the evening hours of Monday, May the 25th, George Floyd a 46-year-old African American man was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee on his neck which ultimately resulted in his death. Officers Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng from the Minneapolis … Continue Reading
Caught in a bedlam, desperate need of clarity?
In this troubled period, we at MTTN greet you with an optimistic hope that you are well and making the most of this lockdown. Not necessarily by being productive, but also by treating yourself to some much-needed self-care. While measures are … Continue Reading
How does one define home? Perhaps a shelter over their heads, where they have a family, or where they earn a livelihood?
The need for some people to act as economic units and earn an income has displaced them from their homes. These people, better know as migrant labourers, constitute … Continue Reading