The Cognizant Citizen: Argentina Abortion Bill

On August 9th, 2018 Argentina’s Senate rejected the landmark bill that sought legalization of abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Argentinian lawmakers debated the complete legalization of abortion for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 for. From the senate, 14 female and 24 male senators voted against the bill.... Continue Reading →

Reality in the Post-Truth Era

 “You're saying it's a falsehood while Sean Spicer, our press secretary gave alternative facts to that” – A Spokesperson for the President of the United States. The need to find a balance, and to assert that each side has its own merits and demerits is a part of conventional wisdom. However, the concept of observable... Continue Reading →

Manipal Ally March

An ordinary Sunday afternoon took a sudden turn, as a large, colourful group of students, bearing balloons and banners, and chanting slogans took over the streets, on the 5th of February, 2017, as Manipal witnessed its first ever LGBTQ Ally March. This event was made a success due to efforts of Shivani Singh, a student... Continue Reading →


  It’s been almost a month since we flinched at our TV screens and shrank at the sheer atrocities women of this nation face. Sigh. We know how 2017 started off. The initial uproar has died down, but let’s recall what happened anyway. On 31/12, thousands of people gathered in two central streets in Bangalore... Continue Reading →

Syrian Civil War: A Low-Down

Lincoln said, "Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backwards". Had he been present in today's world, he may have had a different opinion about Syria. You may have come across the words ­‘Aleppo’, and ‘Assad’, in recent weeks, all over social media, even if you don’t follow the news closely. All this is a... Continue Reading →

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