Durga Puja: The Changes In Depictions Over The Years

Durga Puja is the biggest religious celebration of the Bengali Hindus. Observed every year in the fall month of Aswin (mid-September to mid-October), the four main days of the puja bring out a universal occasion spirit and the festive air in West Bengal and particularly in its capital city, Kolkata (Ghosh, 2000). Plenty of pandals Read More …

Emmett Till: The Story Behind The Civil Rights Movement

The Black Community in America, for ages, have inarguably been subjugated to several instances of systematic violence by the white man. From slavery and segregation in the past to the numerous instances of racial discrimination and police brutality of the present, it seems as though has found itself right in the middle of a battle Read More …

The Problem With Your Purebred Pooch

Even the toughest person in the world would have a hard time not gushing over an adorable little puppy. We all love Labrador Retrievers and Beagles, but there is a disheartening story behind almost all our purebred four-legged friends. Breeding New Breeds Outside of a few traditional working dogs, almost 90% of all breeds were Read More …

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 …

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 …