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
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
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
A series of catastrophic events took place in Mauritius on July 25, 2020, when a Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, struck a coral reef and eventually began leaking oil into the Indian Ocean, leading to the declaration of a state environmental emergency by the Mauritian Government. Now, this incident has become … Continue Reading
Humans are predisposed to challenging an action they disagree with. Holding a person accountable for their actions is an act whose existence can be traced back to the early days of civilisation. “Cancel culture,” as it is known, is a derivative of that— rooted in modern society, and … Continue Reading