By Kushan Niyogi:
The grandest sport of them all with the grandest of stages, football, is known far and wide as the game for everyone, regardless of sex, caste, creed, financial and social standing, alongside myriad other factors.
What makes this game so special is its yearning to form a society where each player is created equal, and no matter what happens off the pitch, on the pitch they are all but players.
Football and India have a relationship that goes beyond the crevices of it being just another sport. …
By Darshna Kumar:
Colonial rulers did much more than exploiting India as an economy. They fashioned an image of the native Hindu that was effeminate, impotent, coward and someone who always needed a man of a different race to rule him and his nation. Such a portrayal instilled a feeling of Shame in the heart of the Hindu man.
He started to associate his failure with the fact of being a subject of British masculinity. Shame is a powerful emotion, the feeling that someone has failed leads to helplessness and humiliation.
It then expresses itself explicitly by acts of violence…
By Chirali Sharma:
The recently concluded 63rd annual Grammy Awards were talked about quite a lot. But one of the biggest things it came under fire for was the obvious exclusion of POC (people of colour) and other non-White or non-Western artists from some of the biggest awards.
The K-pop band BTS, short for Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene sadly did not win a Grammy for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category that they had been nominated in.
This brought on major accusations from fans and even other artists on the seven-membered group consisting of Jin, Suga J-Hope, RM…
The famous American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S holds a special place in our hearts. And its legacy is no less exceptional. Even after 25 years, we have hardly forgotten any of its catchphrases or even its dialogues, for that matter. Even if somebody has not watched the show, the catchwords are too popular to not know.
“No uterus, no opinion” is one such saying. As catchy and witty as it sounds, it can also be a little outdated, as many would insist.
It was the 14th episode of the eighth season. Joey, unable to contact Ross, takes Rachel to the…
By Prerna Magan:
Since the rise of OTT, stand-up comedy got more popularised amongst the masses. It became hugely popular in India and introduced us to so many incredible comedians.
But it seems like joking has become a crime in the world’s largest democracy. Have we become that intolerant that the people of our country can’t handle a joke? Or is it just the thoughts and opinions fed to us indirectly or directly by the people around us?
In the past decade, India saw a significant change in the economy. …
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…