Politics

Justice Isn’t Enough Sometimes

As social media continues to become accessible to the general population as a means of expression, the question of social media trials continues to resurface whether it is the Sushant Singh Rajput case or the Manav Singh suicide case. Many during the #BoisLockerRoom incident had spoken out about how social media is not the appropriate …

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Actually, There’s Nothing Wrong With Privilege

There seems to be an increasing trend, especially in the millennial and post millennial generations, to be on the defensive when talking about privilege. It seems that one must be the poorest and most oppressed person in the world to overcome the question on privilege. Hierarchies and inequality are nothing new and are found universally, even in the animal kingdom. There …

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Why It’s So Difficult To Clean Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When one reads the name ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’, they imagine a big floating island of trash that one can walk, stand on, with birds feasting on the rubbish while it reeks of a terrible smell. This imagery is at the source of a massive misconception. Recently, in April 2019, when a fire broke out …

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The Birth Of Global Jihad

“Al Qaeda’s ideas have spread throughout the Islamic world, and its spiritual father, Azzam, still inspires fanatics and killers every day.” – Bruce Riedel Abdullah Yusuf Azzam isn’t exactly a household name, in fact he is barely known as compared to Bin Laden. However he, in reality, is the ‘Father of Global Jihad’. Palestinian by …

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We’re All Wrong About Abortion

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in American politics today. Of the many different positions and arguments expounded, none can truly hold up to logical scrutiny, in my opinion.  My contention is that, all definitions of human life will be arbitrary, and when taken to their logical ends, will fall apart. Before we …

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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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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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