The Farming Crisis In India

As of 2017, we’ve already had over 17,000 farmer deaths by suicide (a farming crisis)! And no, farmers are not collectively losing their minds. They’re simply fighting an unfair war of inadequacy- the heavy burden of loans, lack of water, inadequate market rates, failure of crops and lack of Government intervention and support to name Read More …

Jim Jones: The Leader of the Peoples Temple And The Largest Mass Suicide (Jonestown)

James Warren Jones, better known as Jim Jones was a religious and cult leader responsible for the mass suicides and death of 918 people in 1978, Jonestown, Guyana. More than 300 of the victims were children. Jim Jones And The People’s Temple Jones’ dream was to create a quasi-socialist spiritual utopia. He was a racial Read More …

Gender Dysphoria Is Not A Mental Illness, According To The WHO

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared that Gender Dysphoria, now referred to as Gender Incongruence, would no longer be classified as a mental illness, a monumental move for the transgender community. Prior to this decision, Gender Dysphoria was listed under ‘mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders’, but in the new, revised edition of the Read More …

Homosexuality As A Mental Illness

The 1950s was an incredibly controversial, conservative time. People back then were far less open-minded compared to the individuals of today’s modern society. It was a period of conformity, where everyone, except for the straight white male, was subjugated to systematic oppression, the effects of which still linger till today. There were set standards, and Read More …

The Kohinoor Diamond

The Kohinoor means mountain of light in Persian. It is a large diamond that was found in the 13th Century in Andhra Pradesh, India. According to unofficial sources, the diamond originally weighed at 156 grams (793 carats), like the diamond in the movie Blood Diamond (except the latter was pink). The earliest official attested weight Read More …

Religious Puritanism And The Doom It Spells For Indian Society

Lynching. Discrimination. Intolerance. Puritanism. Every day, a new story appears of a person or a group of people who were ostracized, attacked, and ridiculed for not adhering to the Hindu, casteist ideals India’s people have set for its citizens. Every day, we further demonize the diversity we once celebrated. We further isolate ourselves from outsiders Read More …

Societal Values That Have Seeped Through The Ages

The most basic definition of the word feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights with respect to gender equality. Feminism is used as an active tool to represent the interests and gender disparity of the upper-middle and upper-class women in India. And if you’re wondering why we don’t include women from lower and underprivileged classes, Read More …

Women And Personal Law In India

Personal Law In India Personal Law in India states that people of different faiths and religions are governed by different sets of Personal Law. Each religion has separate laws with respect to marriage, inheritance, divorce, adoption, succession, etc. Personal Law was first formulated by Warren Hastings in 1772, and there are 13 Acts that govern general Read More …

Catalonia: Right to Self-Determination

What is Catalonia? Catalonia is one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions and is located in the North-Eastern part of the country. It is a major tourism and manufacturing hub with its capital city in Barcelona. Catalonia is one of the richer regions of Spain, contributing 20% to the Spanish Gross Domestic Product while housing just Read More …

Triple Talaq In India – Supreme Court Verdict

After 70 years since the Indian Constitution was first framed, the highest Court of the Country has finally given its verdict on Triple Talaq. A million Indian Muslims (mostly women) had signed the petition to end triple talaq in India. The Court has stated that triple talaq is unconstitutional and has asked the Government to Read More …

Honor Killings And The Fight of The Love Commandos

Honor Over Shame In a country where arranged marriages are the norm, potential partners are vetted on the basis of complexion, caste, religion, superstition and an array of other factors. Stray from these norms and people are killed over their choice of marriage or partners. The end result is for ‘Honor’. For the sake of Read More …