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Building a Peaceful Society and a Peaceful You

Posted on October 18, 2017 – Anubha Shrivastava (URI) The violence in the world begins when communication breaks down. The war and violence exists due to distortion of facts and blinding people into believing ones supremacy over other. In reality we all are branches of the same tree. We need to open our eyes and…
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Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Posted on January 18, 2018 Discrimination and atrocities against women are common in every society and are extreme in societies suffering from conflicts and war. Every woman in conflict-affected society has a distinct narrative of how she has been affected and her life has changed. Even in his book A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hossieni…
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Conditions Affecting Interfaith Dialogue at Grass root level

By – Abraham Marti Vishnudathan Devadas The idea of interfaith harmony and the quest of several organizations for achieving it has been characterized by dialogue that serves to be tolerant, understanding and productive. This has always been essential in finding common ground and establishing a connection between cultures – especially in people who don’t usually…
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Zahra Yagana: From Child Bride to Human Rights Defender

Posted on November 1, 2018 Historically Afghan women have always been marginalized and accorded subordinate status. The position of women in the family and society has been shaped by many factors and there are strong cultural and historical roots of danger discrimination. Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic and traditional society that has been governed along tribal…
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WHERE DO WOMEN PEACE BUILDERS STAND IN THE 21st CENTURY?

Posted on September 25, 2018 Women, and thereby femininity, have often been associated with peace, love and softness. This has also led to the undermining of femininity. However, women have taken active roles as peace-builders – be it in their communities or on a global level. But what exactly is a peace builder? This article…
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Rape Culture & the Absence of Sex Education in Schools

Posted on September 28, 2018 The mandatory chapter on reproduction in biology class is a trying experience for both teachers and students. Most of us must have experienced the rushed, awkward manner in which the chapter on reproduction is studied- the teacher quickly rushing through the basics, hushed giggling and a general air of awkwardness…
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Can women forge the new peaceful world?

Posted on December 8, 2017 Women have been historically marginalised from the process of negotiation and peacemaking in post-conflict societies. They are falsely portrayed as powerless victims of conflict while men become decision-makers in conflict resolution and peacemaking. But, women as natural nurturers and caregivers are gifted with the qualities of a peacemaker. Increasing the…
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Behind the Curtains- The Invisible Domestic Help who drives India for little

Posted on August 29, 2018 As the world’s largest democracy and the second fastest growing economy India has traveled a long and precarious path. There has been a substantial yet subtle technical revolution in every sector of the economy from education to the non-government sector- the wave of change is discernible. However there is a…
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Press not Suppress- Idea of Neo-media

Posted on December 14, 2018 “The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.” It has been a century and we are still welcoming the new media every decade. Media is a prelude to the dynamic development of a state. With the change of a generation, we need a change in media as well. Media…
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Learning from Bollywood Movies

Posted on January 1, 2018 Bollywood is the biggest entertainment industry in India and has continuously influenced daily life and culture in India. For many Indians, Bollywood acts as the best de-stress therapy. Last week to watch some good old Bollywood flicks and came across Amar Akbar Anthony, Veer Zara, and Bombay. The main theme…
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