Making Amends With The Environment: Why does the EIA draft 2020 threaten sustainability?

The Environment ministry released the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)  draft in March 2020, limiting public participation in environmental clearances and bolstering the government’s discretionary power. We take a look at the changes proposed and why these amendments need emends.  Just this May, India witnessed two major industrial oil and [...]
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To Mask or Not to Mask: A Behavioral Economics Perspective

As confusions, protests and uprisings soar on “to mask or not to mask”, we set out on an opinion survey asking people around us to share their experiences of adapting to the staple protection accessory of these unprecedented times and to figure out the real cost of ditching it. “I recently had my braces removed and can’t even flaunt my new [...]
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‘Assam Needs Support’: An Effort to Rejuvenate Yourself While Rebuilding Assam

We seek to draw your attention to Assam and support it. It’s Urgent. The floods have so far claimed more than 100 lives and displaced nearly 50 lakh people in 26 districts of the state. Nearly 90 percent of the Kaziranga National Park is submerged in deep waters. People have lost everything. Having worked in the lush green tea gardens of Assam [...]
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What’s The Fuss?!- An Online Drama (Improv) Workshop for 18-21 year olds

About the Workshop: During this workshop, a comedy theatrical technique called “Improv” will be used to gather performance and learn skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. This workshop is tailor-made for 18-21 year olds who want to learn negotiation, communication, decision-making and confidence skills to [...]
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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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