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The politics of “development promise” has been rampant in India for a long time. Basic sanitation, maintenance of community hygiene, security, better safety have all been on the list of promises made to the citizens especially during municipality elections. But year after year, things stay in the same state, with only emergency repair work done before elections in an...
Every time you would think that humanity has reached a low point, there surfaces an incident that makes you lose hope further. Even animalistic behavior is less gruesome. One would think that living in a society that has embedded ethics and morals in its daily functional life, those sinister carnal instincts would be tamed, given that is one of...
There is a saying that “Change the ending to someone’s story”. A two-and-a-half-year-old boy’s parents made it come true when he became the youngest cadaver donor whose multiple organs were donated that saved seven lives that included two four-year-old children from Russia and Ukraine. On December 9, Jash Oza fell from the second-floor balcony of his neighbour’s house in Shanti...
Addiction and alcoholism have caused unfortunate incidents in societies and is one of society’s biggest evils. It has a greater effect on the lower section of the society, where it is also seen as a source of entertainment. Domestic violence, aggression, harassment, throwing away entire life savings, have been recurring problems associated with alcoholism and gambling, but sometimes, they...
What is the job of a news outlet? To be a medium of information. The medium cannot be reactive, it cannot take a stance. It is a medium, bare to the bone. What is the job of a columnist? To stitch together the information that forms a sequence of events and portray it in front of the reader. He...
According to the Union Ministry over 9 crore toilets have been built under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Yet a recent incident of the death of a 23-yr old government official points fingers in the eyes of the government about the worrying state of some public offices that are missing necessary elements – a bathroom for example. In 2019, 23-year-old Saranya...
2020 has been a unique year – unexpected in most parts, and quite disastrous. A new virus took a grip of the world in the form of a pandemic and brought the international machinery to a standstill. As we struggle to cope up and patiently wait for a vaccine to lift the shackles of new societal norms and constraints,...
As the world modernizes and population increases, we move further away from authentic and indigenous sources of food production. To meet with rising demand, artificial methods of production have been observed multiple times cross various food item segments, where the edible goods failed to meet the standards set by authorities. Not only does this compromise the taste of the...
In a shocking series of events – once again a case of online gaming addiction led to the death of two people. The addict, a youngster from the city of Hyderabad was arrested for killing his mother and sister to overcome his financial problems arising from losses in cricket betting. The accused, Pally Sainath Reddy, who was studying MTech...
“They were things for which it was impossible to prepare but which one spent a lifetime looking back at, trying to accept, interpret, comprehend. Things that should never have happened, that seemed out of place and wrong, these were what prevailed, what endured, in the end.” – Jhumpa Lahiri said it in The Namesake, yet it holds so true...
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