Electoral Systems In New Zealand On 26th October, Jacinda Ardern will be sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, heading a coalition government of three parties – Labour, Green, and New Zealand First. New Zealand’s House of Representatives has 120 seats, and any party requires 61 seats to form a majority
Lynching. Discrimination. Intolerance. 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, and we
In May 2014, India’s lobbies of power were shaken and cleansed, and the people of India delivered their verdict. It was time to bid farewell to the ‘non-performing and silent’ United Progressive Alliance government and to welcome a stronger force – one that commanded a full majority in parliament for
Welcome to the United States of America, the land of dreams. Welcome to the ideal of capitalism, of the “greatest nation of the world”. Welcome to a place where the color of your skin determines your job, where your ethnicity determines your opportunity, and where your “democratically elected” rulers will
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
What is Section 377 of the IPC? Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is an outdated and archaic rule introduced in 1860 by the British in India. It explicitly prevents sexual activities “against the order of nature” and this has been found to include homosexual activities. The punishment for violation
While it’s true that films tend to aim to provide an escape for mass audiences because they are relatively expensive to produce, that’s not inherent to the medium. A mass film may be defined as a film that appeals to a large section of audiences in the society comprised mostly of the lower classes, youth and women.
There aren’t many nations that have kept themselves recluse from the rest of the world in the 21st century, save a few like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China and everyone’s favorite DPRK. But why does North Korea hate the United States in every way they can think of? And why do they think they live on a planet of their own, the Hermit Kingdom? In a favorable environment or being on the right side of the Korean border, the North Korean citizens may have flourished.
The only time we fleetingly think about women in sport is when, despite all their struggle, they emerge victoriously and smash patriarchy, plus whatever is left of their competition. As the median household income reduces, the participation in sports dwindles too. This coupled with backward societal norms like early marriage and childbearing weigh heavy on girls who have an intention to take up any sport.