Author: uriindia

Mental First Aid- STOP! Trivialising the Nontrivial

~ By Khushi Koul Mental illness is ubiquitous and yet, is the ‘elephant in the room’. The perilous combination of uncertainty, apprehension and economic insecurity, has induced hopelessness amongst the masses, pushing them into a state of vulnerability. It becomes all the more important during this global pandemic to TALK about mental health and make…
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India and Peace Education

– By Devi Rajendran According to the Global Peace Index 2019, India ranks 141 among the 163 countries on the list. This is really upsetting, because India is the country which endorsed the virtue of peace and non-violence in its Independence struggle, and produced one of the world’s most popular icons of peace. The seeds…
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Faith for Earth Dialogue with Faith Leaders in India

10 September 2020 We are delighted to inform you that URI – India is collaborating with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) yet again to tap into faith and religion as drivers for climate action. We are honoured to have on board eminent faith leaders who would collectively try to come up with an action…
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A Day at Sunder Nursery

~ Prashansa Singh In the month of March, as an estival nod, the shy summer weather had made an invitation for everyone to step out of their thresholds. My friends and I, one day, bored with our monotonous lives, decided to go to Sundar Nursery on the coming weekend. How do I possibly describe this mesmerising…
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क्या हो तुम युवा?

उन फटे मैले कपड़े पहने शिक्षा से वंचित बच्चों को चौराहे पर नंगे पैर देख, कुछ करने को जी चाहता है, तो अभी युवा हो तुम। उन करोड़ों मजदूरों के परिवारों की शाम की खाली थाली देख, दिल पसीज जाता है, तो अभी युवा हो तुम। देखकर मां, बहनों, बेटियों की कोठों पर नीलामी, आंखें…
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COVID-19: An Alarm Bell to Reinvigorate the Environment

~ Khushi Koul COVID-19, an unprecedented crisis with catastrophic impact on both livelihoods and lives of folks across the globe, has been a major blow for the world economy and has made more than 25 million people its prey till date. However, it has evidently benefited nature, and its resources in ways no devised mechanisms…
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How College Cut-Offs Changed my Opinion on Caste-Privilege

~ By Sanshita Vij As someone belonging to an upper-caste Hindu family, and someone who wanted to take admission in a University which has multiple castes and religion-based reservations (which is well known for its notoriously high cut-offs), I used to find it extremely unfair that I have to clear a much higher cut-off, just…
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Aiyaat

~ By Gauri Sinha Grief is absurd. You cannot blame her for falling upon the threshold of your being with the most unexpected excuses, for it is her habit, but this was not supposed to happen, not now, not in the summer of 1952. Baba, aged 59, lay in the middle of the room, eyes…
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The Must-reads for All Women

~ By Chaitali Verma Although the literary world still has its fair share of sexism, the fact that people (sadly still mostly women) are looking for books that revolve around female experiences, shows that we are definitely moving forward. Over the past generation, more and more female voices have arisen from all walks of life,…
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हम एक हैं

सत्य ही तो श्रेष्ठ है,संतो और सूफियों की इच्छाओं में जेष्ठ है। चाहे रास्ते हो सभी के भिन्न-भिन्न,पर ढूंढ रहे सभी सत्य की दिशा में जाने वाले पद चिन्ह। ज्ञान से समृद्ध वहीं जो समझ सका इतना ही,कि सत्य ही तो धर्म है और सभी धर्मों में ही सत्य है। ना कोई मनुष्य अगल ना…
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