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Bollywood Movies That Should Be Watched

The Bollywood industry is not sensitive towards the LGBTQ+ community, colourism, casteism, classism, rape culture, harassment, sexism, mental health problems, et cetera. This significantly affects the quality of the productions in Bollywood, be it movies or songs. This defeats the purpose of overcoming these problems in our country by popularising […]

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Caste and Poverty

Poverty is a state of living in which an individual does not have sufficient financial resources to maintain a minimum standard of living. A poor person is one who lacks essential assets to meet their basic human needs such as clean water, sufficient food, education, proper sanitation, et cetera. A threshold has been set which acts as a divider between […]

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How To Deal With Resistance In Geriatric Care

The task of caring for the elderly can be daunting, especially when they’re resisting help. In order to make them more receptive to help, we need to delve deeper into the cause behind their hostility. Senior citizens often find it difficult to be vulnerable in front of people, especially when the latter do not […]

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Diana: A Case Study

Diana (July 1, 1961, to August 31, 1997) was born to aristocratic parents who divorced when she was six. With her mother gone and her father deep in depression, she had a lonely childhood. “I’d have 20 stuffed animals… that was my family.”, remarked Diana about her childhood. She grew […]

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Bollywood Songs That Shouldn’t Be Played Anymore

Songs have a lasting impact on our mind and leave us humming the same tune for weeks. However, we often don’t pay attention to the lyrics and its meaning. Most of the Bollywood songs are racist, sexist, promote rape culture, and dismiss consent as being essential. Covering the lyrics with […]

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How to prepare for college?

Change is the only constant in life. When we leave our teenage years behind, we go through some drastic life changes. For attending college, we may leave our homes, part with our friends, graduate from the school we grew up in and settle in a new, unfamiliar place. Adapting to […]

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Overpopulation

Overpopulation is defined as the number of people exceeding the capacity of the environment in terms of resources to sustain them. Presently, overpopulation poses as one of the gravest problems at the global level. The population of the world has increased seven-folds, from 1 billion to 7.7 billion, in just […]

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Must-Watch Movies

Must Watch Movies In the 20th century, movies and series have become easily available to everyone through either television or applications like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, et cetera. A well-spent weekend is one packed with your favourite movies and shows non-stop along with a variety of snacks, you can enjoy this […]

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My Experience with Yoga

Yoga, the technique of relaxing your mind and body, originated in India. It is often defined as the union of the Atma (soul) with the Parmatma (the Divine). Yoga and its related branches have a deep connection with India due to their history. Its first mention is in the Rig […]

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Pride & Prejudice: Movie Review

Pride and Prejudice is a classic novel written by Jane Austen in 1813. The movie based on this book, Pride & Prejudice, was released in 2005 starring Keira Knightly, one of the brightest stars of this time, as Elizabeth Bennett and Matthew Macfadyen, a dashing English actor, as Mr. Darcy. […]

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The Celebrity Crushes We All Had

Everyone has had that one celebrity who makes their heart beat faster and whose photo can instantly bring a smile to your face. Even when we leave our teenage years behind, we keep up with these celebrities and cherish them in our hearts. For my father, it is Madhubala and […]

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History of Kashmir

The large Indian subcontinent was very different from what it is today. From colonial rule to gaining independence and consolidation of states, India had to go through many challenges and changes. One major change which broke not only the country but also millions of hearts was the Partition. During the […]

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Sexism in India

What is sexism? Sexism is defined as discrimination against a person solely on the basis of their sex or gender. This may lead to constraints on a certain gender in social, economic, cultural and political spheres. People tend to be prejudiced against women because they perceive them as inferior to […]

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3 Shows That Will Lift Your Spirits

The easy availability of movies, series, documentaries, et cetera of all over the world has certainly changed the way people spend their free time. In this field, humans have come a long way from public book readings to applications having innumerable media on your phone as the primary source of […]

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Sexism in India

What is Sexism? Sexism is defined as discrimination against a person solely on the basis of their sex or gender. This may lead to constraints on a certain gender in social, economic, cultural and political spheres. People tend to be prejudiced against women because they perceive them as inferior to […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Education Sector

The lockdown following the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has led to drastic changes in the education sector. The country-wide shutdown of schools, colleges and other educational institutions leaves the sector with no choice other than commencing e-learning for the continuation of studies. E-learning means learning over the internet. […]

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Issues Faced by Women in India

Every woman, independent of class, caste and creed, has faced some level of difficulty because of their gender. These difficulties are not new, the female gender has faced them for a very long period of time all over the world. Even today, women are far from being recognised as equal […]

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Basic LGBTQ+ Terms That You Should Know

Recognising the singularity within the LGBTQ+ community is of extreme importance. Many fail to understand the difference and club them all together, thus, their identities should be properly understood and respected by society. They have been discriminated against, labelled as a disease, disrespected and their acts criminalised by law. Understanding, […]

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COVID-19 and Mental Health

The worst impact of the pandemic, apart from our country’s economy, has been on mental health. People’s mental health problems are either dismissed or they are forced to carry the ‘crazy’ label put on them by society. In India, there is little to no awareness about mental health. Our country’s […]

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