The Cognizant Citizen: Siachen Conflict

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

Media Bodies: Assisting or Abusing?

“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

The Tibetan Phantoms

About 49 years ago, on the cold and rather scary night of November 14, 1971, in Chittagong, East Pakistan (or present-day Bangladesh), a sentry stood guarding the post of the Pakistan Special Service near his camp. At one moment, he believed he saw a “ghost” like figure lurking in the Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: The Karnataka Floods

In August this year, Karnataka received heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, which caused landslides and floods. The second wave of the Southwest monsoon caused the Cauvery river to overflow, which led to its floodwaters inundated the Bhagamandala temple, and road services were disrupted. Twenty people lost their lives, and thousands … Continue Reading

The Global Race For A COVID-19 Vaccine

With a global race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in full flow, will the unified efforts be enough to defeat the microscopic enemy, or has the war already been won?

Developing a functional vaccine is only the first step. Whichever company/country pioneers the vaccine will be in a commanding position, Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: Assam Floods

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

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