Decolonisation as a concept has succeded only on the map. However, it has failed to materialise as a concept in thinking, ideology and policy. The past colonial powers and America the force that shaped the fate of the world wars continued to exploit other nations and shape their destiny. Post the second world war, the US with its stature in geopolitics took on the mantle of colonialism as an extension of foreign policy.
Mental Health has moved from being a topic of taboo to a subject of discussion. Through this journey the discourse on mental health has changed. People are more receptive to it. But there is a long road ahead. So let us read and talk!
Poverty is an outcome of terrorism not a precursor to it. As it is often pointed out. Studying the advent of terrorism in different parts of the globe: Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Syria; there is a similar pattern that led to terrorism getting entrenched in the region. Cover Image: orfonline.org
Twitter is shadow banning accounts. It is not something new. It is an issue many Twitter users are familiar with. But circumstances make the practice more sinister. It is time to stand up to the selective censorship. Image Source: NCAC
Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I stumbled upon the information Twitter has the authority to change user settings to regulate data. Digging a bit more into it, I found that Twitter changes privacy and safety settings of users for content control. Twitter needs to come clean on the safety of our user data. Image Source: Forbes
With India slowly coming out of the Lockdown phase, I could no longer hold myself at home. And no, I’m not talking about running to my friends’ place and chill with people outside the confines of my home. Instead, I filled up the tubes of the tyres of my cycle, strapped on my helmet, reinstalled Strava, forgot charging my Action camera and mounted my phone on my cycle and pedalled in the direction away from my home while being a responsible citizen keeping the norms of social distancing in mind.
The sun, hidden behind the clouds at the horizon provided the most comfortable weather to cycle. I cycled aimlessly through the empty morning streets trying my best not to ride over tails of Buffaloes that have been subletting the streets for over two months with no concept of social distancing whatsoever. My muscles screamed in pain, for they seemed rusted…
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The United Nations is supposed to maintain peace and resolve conflict across the world. In recent times, it has been failing on all accounts. Will the UN become the second League of Nations?
The envisioned building of the new Parliament House can house up to 1350 Members of Parliament. It is to be completed by 2022. How will this impact the 2024 General election?
What is the deliverance from the anxiety filled conflict caused by differences?
In the second part of The Clean India Initiative series, we discuss the objective of reducing defecation and improving sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The government championed the toilet as the hero of this cause. But did it succeed in the venture? Read to find out!