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Conversations on Mental Health

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!

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An Account On Modern Day Terrorism

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

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Is Twitter Encroaching On The Privacy Of Its Users?

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

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Cycling and social distancing

Barely Wise

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 Clean India Initiative: A Success or A Failure?

First of a seven part series on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Initiative. Recently on October 2, 2019 PM Modi announced India to be Open Defecation Free. This seven part series to examine and see where we stand with respect to the objectives laid down under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Keep watching this space.