Hiroshima Maybe, But Why Nagasaki?

“The atomic bomb was not, in fact, initially brought to President Truman’s attention because of its relationship to the war against Japan, but because of its likely impact on diplomacy” – Gar Alperovitz, Historian. On August 6, 1945, The United States dropped a 16 kiloton Uranium atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan. This …

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In Defence Of Nepotism

Over the course of past 2-3 months, we’ve all heard the term “Nepotism”, being used to describe and justify a plethora of things. Sadly, this term entered the limelight after the tragic demise of the much-adored actor Sushant Singh Rajput and was used to criticize all those in power in the Indian film fraternity. All …

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The Economic System Is A Bubble Waiting To Burst

Amidst the pandemic we all have been in touch with the news, more or less, and so have I. While reading all sorts of articles, news bits, blogs, I realised that one thing coherently followed the pandemic which was the speculated ECONOMIC CRISES. With the housing crisis, loan deferments, fee delays, dwindling retailers, crashing stock …

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Being Woke Is Problematic

As per Merriam-Webster, the word “woke” originated as “a watch word in parts of the black community for those who were self-aware, questioning the dominant paradigm and striving for something better. But stay woke and woke became part of a wider discussion in 2014, immediately following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The word woke became entwined with the …

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Our View Of Poverty Is Backwards

Like most modern Indians, I’d grown up believing that poverty was inextricably linked to a lack of employment opportunities in rural areas, and the solution was to promote industrialization in cities. The growth of industries would create more job opportunities, and the distressed could migrate to the cities, and avail these job opportunities. Or at …

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The Curious Case Of Cannabis

Ganja, Bhang, Hashish, Hemp or Marijuana all slangs for that one lone plant cannabis, a psychoactive drug which has been used for recreational purposes since medieval time. Whether you know it or not you must have crossed this plant who many in today’s day and age consider a taboo, the babas smoking their chillums or …

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Deconstructing The Notion Of Rote Learning

That the third iteration of the Education Policy has come about 34 years after the passage of the second indicates the importance accorded by successive governments to education hitherto. While certain policy modifications warrant appreciation, there are equally plausible contentions raised by academicians. This article shall seek to analyze the widening gap between the aspirations …

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A Series On Atheism: The Basics

Let’s talk about atheism and religion. I’m an atheist. Being so, I spend a fair bit of time looking at debates between religious apologetics and atheists. This accords me a great deal of familiarity with the major arguments proffered by apologists in defense of their beliefs. While doing so, I’ve noticed a disturbing similarity in …

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