By Kushan Niyogi -
As Mirabai Chanu raised the bar for Indian Olympiads, the entirety of the Indian hinterland joined hands to celebrate her win with enormous oomph.
It was the first time that India had secured a medal in weightlifting, and an Indian had showcased her strength in front of the entire world. The lady from Mizoram brought Northeastern India to the limelight again and the Indian hinterland was reminded again of the existence of a certain state called Mizoram.
To be fair, mainland Indians have an extremely alarming track record of forgetting Northeast India in its entirety. …
By Tina Garg:
In the age of social media, we have become more vulnerable to illegal acts like blackmailing. The most common form of blackmailing to exist on the internet is someone threatening to leak your private pictures online.
Do you know what to do if, god forbid, you ever fall prey to it? Unless you are a law student, probably not.
Don’t worry, we got your back. It is an essential life skill that you must know to survive in the digital era.
In most cases, the threat comes from a trusted person (your former relationship partner, your friend…
By Chirali Sharma:
BTS, the global supergroup from South Korea, has just dropped their latest single Permission to Dance, and the fans are already going gaga over it.
The song, a new B-side track to their earlier May release ‘Butter’ has been co-written by Ed Sheeran and is the perfect summer track in all honesty.
The music video to the all-English lyric song features BTS members and various essential workers all giving a message of hope and good times that are coming soon. …
By Chirali Sharma:
When you think of the word ‘entrepreneur’ usually the image of a young 20 or something person would form in your head. At most, it can go to someone who is in their 30s, but the startup world is still seen as a young person’s game.
But that does not mean that there is a certain age limit till which you can launch your own startup and earn the tag of being an entrepreneur. There are many examples of people who started their own company or organisation at a much later age too.
One of them would…
By Chirali Sharma -
The coronavirus vaccination drive is going at full speed these days, with celebrities and influencers posting hundreds of selfies, in a signature pose of them getting their COVID-19 vaccines.
These tactics are to promote the vaccines and make sure everyone gets them. However, there are also many people who are against the vaccines and actively protesting against getting them.
While there are certain people who not entirely against the vaccine but have valid questions for them, there are also some unique creatures who have concocted several conspiracy theories on why the vaccines are dangerous. …
By Avani Raj -
We have come across plenty of companies and brands standing in support of the LGBTQ+ community, and they have indeed successfully created a positive image of themselves in our eyes.
Not to undermine the efforts and initiatives of the brands, but for a skeptic like me, something seemed odd every time a brand went on displaying pride symbols and the flag. Especially when they did this only during the times of “pride month” or the “pride walk”.
Many companies have seemed to take up the trend of using the LGBTQ community’s love of rainbows for their…
By Rashmi Chakravarty:
After around 200 years of subjugation under the tyrannical rule of the British Empire, the hard-earned Independence India gained in 1947 was an occasion of celebration and jubilation. The blood and sweat of each and every person that went into the Independence struggle brought about our freedom.
But, we all know that this came at a cost…a very heavy one indeed. The Partition was perhaps one of the largest state-forced migration of people.
Several thousands lost their lives, were separated from their loved ones and their birthplace, in addition to undergoing unspeakable horrors.
Have a look at…
FlippED is an ED Original style wherein two bloggers come together to share their opposing or orthogonal perspectives on an interesting subject.
The virtual war between generations is something that is very clearly visible. The “Gen-Z vs Millennials” debate is definitely a staple in most households across the world, with the generation gap not allowing both generations to understand the thought process of the other.
Acknowledging the ever-widening generation gap across all generations, our bloggers decided to settle the debate by putting forth their opinions regarding the two generations and who is better than whom!
Born between the mid-1990s to…
By Anjali Tripathi:
Dogecoin, which has become one of the most talked-about bitcoins, finds its origin from a meme. The doge memes, featuring a Shiba Inu dog, did rounds of the internet and became so famous that it developed its online community.
It reached a market capitalization of US$ 85,314,347,523 on 5th May 2021, all thanks to social media.
In the past few years, financial researchers and economists have been researching the various factors that influence the financial market. The most impacted financial market remains speculative, i.e. share markets and now, bitcoin too.
Social media and influencers are newly added…
By Kushan Niyogi:
West Bengal has been the seat of political violence since the dawn of the modern age. The streets of Bengal have been the hub of violence that permeates the social hierarchy. The elections of 2021 were no different as they claimed the lives of around 14 party workers from the contesting parties.
This is no mere statement to say that the state of Bengal is based on revolution that has mostly been fantastically violent, as most Bengali revolutionaries believed in taking the fight to the Brits.
The very concept of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ regurgitates through each nook and…