Culture and History

How to identify a ‘Convent’ educated person?

A Convent educated person means someone who has studied among a community of nuns or sisters, and who are devoted and have a religious bend towards life. Most of the convent schools are divided into two basic categories – Methodists and Catholics. Methodists are the one devout follower of Jesus […]

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was a great patriotic Indian, if not the greatest. He was a man of an unbelievably great personality. He certainly does not need anyone like me praising him. Furthermore, his efforts for Indian independence are unparalleled. Most noteworthy, there would have been a significant delay in independence without […]

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Human Rights Violations

“We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” James Baldwin What are Human Rights? We learn social and moral cues from our environment. No one teaches us norms, things that come “naturally” to […]

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The world’s first author

One such author was the world’s first author, and despite such a feat not much is known about her by the general populace. 4,300 years ago, in ancient Sumer, the most powerful person in the city of Ur was banished to wander the vast desert. Her name was Enheduanna, a high priestess and the world’s first author. And by the time of her exile, she had written forty-two hymns and three epic poems— and Sumer hadn’t heard the last of her……

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Why are numbers banned?

By 600 B.C.E ancient Greece, the study of numbers was well developed. Pythagoras, one of the most famous mathematicians and his school of followers found numerical patterns in shapes, music and stars. For them math held the deepest secrets of the universe. But one Pythagorean named Hippasus discovered something disturbing……….

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A Safe Guide to Abortions

“Why is abortion abnormal, but police brutality, hate crime, suicide abetment just the way of life? I choose not to bring a life into this world, that I am not ready to care for. I am protecting my unborn by keeping it away from this patriarchal world.” Anonymous What is […]

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Kolkata: Sweet Drops of Heaven

Walking down the street, at every corner, there is either an old, green walled shop or a modern, marble tiled outlet, both adorned with trays of delicious, lip-smacking and beautifully carved out sweets. Be it a festival, or a wedding, none of the events are complete without these little drops […]

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‘Leadership’ in the times of epidemic

Let’s take up any project in an organization, especially Multinational Corporations, and try to understand the hierarchy levels in a team. Usually at the top, there is the delivery manager followed by project manager and then there is the team lead with all the assistant team members at the base […]

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India’s Pro-Choice Struggle

“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” Margaret Sanger What is ABORTION? Abortion refers to the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus. It is also referred to as termination of […]

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What is Considered Rape?

“Silence does not mean yes. No can be thought and felt but never said. It can be screamed silently on the inside. It can be in the wordless stone of a clenched fist, fingernails digging into palm. Her lips sealed. Her eyes closed. His body just taking, never asking, never […]

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IS ASTROLOGY A MYTH OR FACT?

Astrology is the study of the movements of the planets, sun, moon, and stars in the belief that these movements can have an influence on people’s lives. Astrology originated in Babylon far back in antiquity, with the Babylonians developing their own form of horoscopes around 2,400 years ago. Then around 2,100 years ago, astrology spread to the eastern Mediterranean, becoming popular in […]

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” John F. Kennedy One week after World War II began, Herbert George Wells, wrote to the Times of London, with “What are we fighting for?” The science fiction writer answered his own questions with, “The […]

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We Need Empathy not Apathy

“Apathy. What’s hard to understand? They don’t care. Not until it affects them.” Donna Lynn Hope For the first few months as an amateur liberal feminist, I responded to offensive comments and sly remarks with, “Would you still feel the same way if it was someone you knew?” I would […]

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Energy conservation

Energy conservation refers to the efforts made to reduce the consumption of energy. The energy on Earth is not in unlimited supply. Furthermore, energy can take plenty of time to regenerate. This […]

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Republic day

India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 annually with a lot of pride and fervor. It is a day that is important to every Indian citizen. It marks the day […]

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Zoo

The world is a huge place to see. It consists of so many living organisms that it is impossible to see each and every one of them. Especially for human […]

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