Technology has done us wonders. And then it's also doing the worst. The 50-day blue whale challenge consisting of 50 tasks carefully designed to prime its player into ultimately committing suicide is a crime beyond comprehension. With no physical presence required and a mere virtual interface, Philip Budeikin, one of
Tigers of the Wild Tigers are a species threatened with extinction under Appendix I of the CITES treaty. Today, between 3000-4000 tigers roam in the wild, with over 2000 in the Indian sub-continent. This number was around 100,000 at the turn of the 20th Century. The surviving subspecies of tigers are the
Entertainment weekly has reported that HBO was a victim of a cyber attack in a statement released by HBO. The statement also confirmed that hackers stole an unknown quantity of data, including Game of Thrones among other shows. On Sunday evening (30th July), reporters were sent an email which read, “Hi
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.
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.
Indian media quite obviously has a huge role to play in influencing our perception of women in society. Women may have equal representation in cinema and television, but that doesn’t translate into equal earnings, opportunities, and growth. The media needs to put in an effort to cover gender inequalities, violence against women, custodial rape, victimization by in-laws, etc.
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.
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.
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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.
A Tibetan man screams as he runs engulfed in flames after self-immolating at a protest in New Delhi, India. Imagine a monk who lives by virtues of peace, karma, consciousness and so forth is so aggravated at the situation in Tibet (because of China) that the only solution he sees is to set himself on fire as a form of protest.
Droughts impact all strata of living beings by creating drinking water shortage, causing damage to natural vegetation and various ecosystems, increased air and water pollution, and the adverse effect on the environment by increased moisture stress. Droughts also affect society making it more prone to malnutrition, poor hygiene, ill health, migration, increased stress and morbidity and an increase in social strife.
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.
Religions and places of worship cannot dictate the law. Who appoints the head of a religious institution or organization to frame laws, rules and restrictions that govern us based on our religious label? Personal Law is discriminatory and biased and needs to be replaced with a Uniform Civil Code. It is also important to understand that legal systems evolve over time to accommodate and represent our changed views.