In Need of More Humans on Road: The Good Samaritan Law

What happens when you see someone injured on the road? See an accident that has happened with someone who you don’t know? Our flight response is simple- “Why should I get involved?”, “I’ll get late”, “I don’t want to be bothered by the police.” The depersonalization of the matters, even when they involve life and death are real. This usually [...]
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“We have stories to tell, hope there is someone listening” – Kashmir

On India’s 73rd independence, how independent is Kashmir? Jammu and Kashmir is a claimed part of India but how much does Kashmir look forward to “achhe din”? Under the veil of the ever-promised good days and the political careers of many, once again, the jewel of our country is in a locker. A lock up that disconnects the state rather than [...]
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Air Needs Care: AWARE and BEWARE

 Today, 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air resulting in the death of 7 million people every year. This invisible killer is silently becoming one of the leading causes of high mortality rate and is lurking all around us, preying on both the young and the old. 24% of all stroke deaths, 29% of deaths from lung cancer, 29% of deaths [...]
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Judgemental Hai Kya?

  As the masses herd to theatres to watch Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s latest, ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ (previously ‘Mental Hai Kya’), we take a minute to reflect upon this “mental” label that is thrown around in society. It’s true, terms like “crazy” and “insane” have pierced our daily verbatim to an extent that they have almost [...]
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From Poly(bag) to Poly(ban): A Final Call for Change

Plastic pollution has become a concern across the world, and it only continues to grow. In the last 10 years alone, we have produced more plastic than in the whole of the 20th century. Isn’t it time we notice? As we all know by now, plastic is a non-biodegradable substance; it doesn’t get dissolved in water or soil and yields a toxic gas [...]
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Does One Size Fit ALL?- The Education System of India

It may come as a shock to many that the current education system in India has been around for over two centuries. That’s right, the system that the British developed to nurture anglicized Indians to serve as cultural intermediaries between the British masters and their Indian slaves is what is being used to prepare our youth for the modern [...]
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SEX Education: The ABCD.. We Need More Ways To Learn.

The belief that sex education goes against Indian culture is not new. Despite all the movements society has made towards acceptance and open-mindedness, sex education remains a matter to be discussed behind closed doors; matters around intimacy, relationships and an individual’s sexual identity, all being collectively tagged as [...]
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Swimming Against The Currents? – The Present Shocks of “Water”

With 50% of its 1.4 billion residents belonging to the poor section of society, resource management and allocation is undoubtedly a monumental task for the Indian government. It comes as no surprise, then, that access to even the most basic resources varies greatly between the different ends of the income ladder. The water crisis in Chennai is [...]
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Offline But Not Silenced- SUDAN

There’s a certain amount of culpability that sits on the shoulders of those who sit by as grave atrocities take place on the side. One such instance is being witnessed by the world right now, as human rights violations set the path for a totalitarian rule in the African nation of Sudan. The opportunity is ripe to set a precedent, one [...]
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Hippocrates or Hypocrites? The Morality Behind Medicine

Doctors are routinely praised as gods for their successes and, at the same time, hated as villains for their failures. This hatred is what we’d like to focus on in this post. A wave of turmoil has thus taken over West Bengal and major sections of the country over the safety of medical practitioners. Protests are being held by the Indian [...]
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