1. The Queen Bee and her Drones A male honeybee (drone) exists for one reason- to mate with the queen. The bees have sex in mid air. A queen will be courted by a swarm of drones and the first to make his move, inserts his penis into the queen’s abdominal
noun \ˈyün-yən\: an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members In the light of the recent protests in West Bengal regarding the dismantling of student unions, it is of paramount importance that we look at the history and reasons behind student unions. While the term
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’.
Superstition is the belief in the supernatural as the cause and explanation for the occurrence of something. That something is in contradiction to modern science, sometimes even logic. Baffling. There are three types of superstition. The first being the result of coincidence, the second cause and effect and the final
The term ‘blue whale’ comes from the phenomenon of beached whales which is linked to suicide. Origin of the Blue Whale Game Philip Budeikin, a psychology student from Russia claims to have invented the blue whale game. Why? To play God and “cleanse society of those individuals who have no value”. The
When a thug murders or robs, the act is called Thuggee or tuggee, the Hindi word for deceit. The origin of the word thug is derived from the act of thugging from an ancient fraternity of assassins. The first mention of thugs in India was in the year 1356 A.D. and have been in operation for over 600 years. Thugs are referred to a band group or fraternity of assassins.
Around 1,35,000 suicides occur in India every year. Depression is a myth to a majority of the Indian population, yet 5% of India is afflicted with depression. If you’re sick, you’d go to a doctor, in the same way, if you’re mentally ill, then you visit a psychologist or psychiatrist. Statistically, we have just under 4000 psychiatrists for over 56 million Indians suffering from depression.
As of 2017, we’ve already had over 17,000 farmer deaths by suicide! 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 some.
We’ve been fed bulls**t in our textbooks on quite a few occasions. But as kids, little do we know the difference. Heck, some adults still don’t know the difference. I think some of the reasons that we have quite a few errors or misinformation in our textbooks are because of error in translation, misprint, lack of qualification, personal prejudice or just plain good ole stupidity.
Our history textbooks are quite cruel. For decades, we’ve been told lies, stories extended and weaved over time to make generations believe made up versions of real, brutal events. It starts from the first ever history textbook a school going kid in India picks up, regardless of syllabus or certification.