Author: uriindia

Neglected Crusaders of the Indian Education System

 By Devi Rajendran Many people of the erstwhile British empire in India have never got the due credit for their struggles and contributions, and this discourse will be focusing on two such distinguished women, Savithribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh who can be called India’s first intersectional feminists. Savitribai Phule was an advocate for women empowerment…
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The Living Root Bridge: Intimacy between Nature and Human

Every time I pack my bag and camera to Meghalaya, my mom asks the same question,” Why do you want to click photographs of the same place again and again.”  And I repeat the same answer, “Maa, the intimacy between nature and people is so alive in that place.”  Nearly all the time, Kerbolang keeps me company. He is not just taxi driver but…
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United Religions Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme launch the ‘Faith for Earth Councilors Program’

In partnership with UNEP Faith for Earth Initiative, and the United Religions Initiative’s response to the climate crisis, the UNEP-URI India office seeks to launch the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.  The program offers hands-on training that unites FBOs and collective action for the protection of our Mother Nature. This Program seeks to create a network of…
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Strengthening your Faith- In Yourself too

By Nadia O’Brien I often look at my two dogs in wonder- they eat the same food every day, yet they do not complain, they stare at me, most of the day, yet they don’t get bored, they don’t watch tv, read books, play games on the internet, yet they are content. I am not…
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Celebrating Love around the World

By Ishita Dutta Valentine’s day, also called St. Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated as the day of love and affection, every year on the 14th of February. The association of 14th February with romance dated back to the middle ages. Valentine’s Day has an ancient origin in France and England, where it was celebrated as…
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The Crossroads of Faith

By Nadia O’Brien If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that when nature hit us with all that it could, it did not discriminate. It did not yield. Covid-19 has done us all in, irrespective of whether we are black, brown, Caucasian or Asian, rich or poor, differently-abled or not, man, woman or child,…
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The Diaspora- A Force of Positive Change

Children on foreign land, with nervous minds and curious hearts, With diverse neighbours, The utopia of differences, And vivid memories. In the world of fear and so much at stake, The children of the earth find love and care. They find uniqueness out and within, And, togetherness wins. With new cultures, homes, and deity, Surrounding…
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Interfaith Unity in Kashmir

By Mahreen Kashmir is a Muslim majority territory with 96% Muslims and only 1 lakh Sikhs, who form a minority. However, religious persecution is almost unheard of in the past two decades; rather, the various socio-political conditions have cemented the bond between these diverse communities. Internet bans, curfews, and forming a minority in mainland India…
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A Christmas Miracle

By Riddhima Poddar “Do you mind if I spend Christmas with you?” I asked someone who I had barely known for five minutes. What I didn’t know then, however, was that it would make all the difference. Certain events in our lives leave a lasting impression. They shape our understanding of the world, how we…
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“Back Home…”

By Mandeep Singh I came across Intizar Husain’s ‘Basti’ in my third and final year of graduation in English Literature. It was a part of the subject called Partition Literature. However, upon reading it, I found out that neither does it allude to one specific event nor does it confine to any specific time. It…
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