By Chirali Sharma:
Just when you think that the K-pop band BTS has gone past the racist and even homophobic attacks, they pop up again like those annoying beavers in olden days arcade games.
BTS, short for Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene and is a seven-membered group consisting of Jin, Suga J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook, have recently been showered with love and appreciation for their MTV Unplugged segment. They were the first Korean act in history to be featured on the show.
In the programme they not only sang their latest title song Life Goes On, but also…
Protests and public dissent or outcries are never complete without the civilians coming down to the streets.
The power of the ordinary people does not fear to lose what needs to be lost when compromise no longer remains to be the last straw, and the people are forced to play hardball with the government.
Something similar has been in the air of Myanmar for the last few days. And it is the civilians of Myanmar who stepped up to the plate this time to oppose the ongoing political instability. …
By Sriya Kundu:
The 2020 pandemic has had severe consequences on two imperative institutions of the society — one, it has exposed an extremely ill-equipped medical infrastructure and the other, it has struck the economy right at the roots.
The Indian economic sector is broadly divided into three sectors based on activity, ownership, and work conditions. The performances of these sectors are highly intertwined, as they get further divided into their respective sub-categories as shown below.
Though the RBI hasn’t released the GDP estimates of this year, the fact that our economy has suffered a tremendous setback due to the…
By Sejal Agarwal:
Jewellery is a gift, a piece of integrity often bought as a token of love and thus needs to be treasured. So, it’s very important to note that whenever we make that investment, no matter big or small in monetary terms, do dare to ask about its traceability.
Because if you’re not asking where your jewellery originates from, then there’s a high chance that you might be funding weapons for terrorists in war-torn countries. Or perhaps companies who force people to work in mines at gunpoint or knifepoint and abuse children, making them work 10-hour days.
By Avani Raj-
The Indian Army has several protocols and measures to follow and abide by during the recruitment process, out of which one is to ensure good health and proper physique. Certifying the mental and physical well-being of the candidate is primarily far-reaching for tasks assigned.
Here a question arises, whether aspects like height and weight of the candidate can be overlooked during the PFT (Physical Fitness Test).
The significant physical tests include eye, ENT, a trace of any previous surgery, X-ray, ultrasound, blood test, ECG, and BP. The insignificant ones are height and weight.
The case we are…
By: Anjali Tripathi
The legal profession in India is pursued by a large number of individuals. There are several reasons behind this. Firstly, law is the conventional profession which has been the apple of the eye of parents since forever.
Secondly, the perception is that lawyers are highly paid. Thirdly, legal studies give a wide range of options to students once they graduate from law school.
Due to these factors, law has remained a popular subject among undergraduate students. However, will the legal profession remain the same in the next 20 years or so?
Being a law student, I think…
By Mahima Negi:
This approach aims at making people accept their bodies but its way of doing that is not by preaching love for our physical appearance, rather the central focus is on what our body is capable of doing rather than trying to accept and love how it looks.
Therefore, rather than telling us to feel positive about our body and how it looks, it tends to shift our view beyond the realm of physical appearance itself.
Recently, there has been a lot of controversies regarding the counterproductive effects of the body positive movement. Body neutrality, which is a…
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a growth chart which compared the real per capita GDP of several countries and it was shocking to see India trailing Bangladesh in the race. It shows that Bangladesh may take over India’s per capita by 2021.
And like any other time, our country’s beloved Rahul Gandhi took a chance to take a dig at the government for this. He was being particularly sarcastic about it, calling it a “ solid achievement of six years of BJP’s hate-filled cultural nationalism “ as per Business Standard.
But are we comparing both the…
By Somnath -
They say that a lie repeated several times sounds like the truth very soon. And sometimes, the false narrative bites you, which the common man doesn’t realize.
Although, the Indian Army has been a largely apolitical and secular organization, they are affected by false narratives such as that of Kunan Poshpora rapes, burning villages, hoarding money, etc.
We also see that highlights like surgical strikes, air strikes and other border disputes are very often used as political agendas during elections. …
By Aiswarya Anil:
Kamala Harris’ election into office as the Vice President of the United States of America is a great win for not just democracy, but for the many women in the world who are aspiring to be politicians someday, and for the others who love listening to stories about empowering women.
Indians were especially moved by her victory, as she is of Indian origin. However, some people were quick to point out some of the bad endeavours that she was part of during her job as an attorney in Chicago and San Francisco.
While many of these stances…