Politics

True Democracy Doesn’t Exist

A Utopian Concept is one which seems to be the most ideal, but isn’t necessarily possible in reality. In my opinion, that is probably one of the best definitions for Democracy; for it is not something that has existed completely, ever. The most common definition of Democracy is a form of government which is for …

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Savitribai Phule: You Don’t Have To Be Privileged To Make A Difference

Editor’s Note: The authors of this article are associates of 1yim1, a part of the GirlUpCampaign. Follow them on Instagram here. The authors of this article are two girls who are privileged enough to be educated. But how did we get to be here? In 1848 a massive step was taken by Savitribai Phule in …

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Was Gaddafi Really That Cruel?

We’ve all heard of Muammar Al-Gaddafi or Col. Gaddafi, who ruled over Libya for more than forty years. With admiration for his role model- Gamal Abdel Nasser- and an enthusiasm to change things for the better, Gaddafi came to power in 1969 at the age of 27. His dictatorship, widely quoted as “quixotic and brutal”, …

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Sex Work In India

Prostitution is often described as the world’s oldest profession. The debate on what kind of laws should govern sex work is very contentious.What kind of law is then most suited to protect the rights of women depends on how we view prostitution as a profession. It is well known that sex work is highly gendered …

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The British Had Gulags Too

We all are familiar with the ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’- A long drawn struggle for India’s independence from the British rule. The British, initially, sailed to India as traders as The East India Company. Soon, the greed for power and money drove them to gain control as they monopolised their trade and set their rule in …

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Populism Is Popular

What do Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, and Bernie Sanders have in common? Despite their differences, each has been called a Populist. Former president of the United States Barack Obama said “The rise of populist movements has helped spark a global boom for the politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment that paves a path for authoritarianism.” …

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