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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Tigers: A Silver Lining

The surviving subspecies of tigers are the Bengal Tiger, Corbett’s Tiger, Malayan Tiger, Siberian, Sumatran and South China Tiger. All of these are classified as endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The river Tigris in Mesopotamia was home to the Caspian Tiger, which is now extinct. Several subspecies have become Read More …

Student Unions In India

noun \ˈyün-yən\: an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members A students’ union is built to protects the rights and interests of the students. Students have for a long time been a certain class representing enlightenment and growth of society. As these two fields have faced certain difficulties throughout Read More …