Category: VOX POPULI

The Interplay of Stereotypes and Media Portrayals

Photo by Dan Edge on Unsplash The 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack had a profound impact on my outlook of the world. The violent visuals of terrorism and havoc left an indelible scar on my mind. While taking a stroll around the school ground, I saw two little girls playing merrily with her. I assumed that…
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आज के कर्मवीर

         दुर्योधन आज आर्थिक व सामाजिक दौड़ में आगे बढ़ रहे हैं, देश, समाज की नींव कुतर रहे हैं।  दुशासन के विचारों का संक्रमण खुलेआम बिक रहा है, चारों ओर नारी के हक, चरित्र  व आत्म सम्मान का चीर हरण होते दिख रहा है।  उठो राधे के सपूतों कर्मभूमि कर्मवीरों को पुकार रही है, कर्मवीर…
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International Youth Day

Indian Youth: The Future of Today By Chaitali Verma I studied that it was Ibn Al Arabi who first spoke of Unity in Diversity- a phrase that children are made to associate with India since the very beginning of their education. But today, one wonders how aptly it is applicable, the India where an 85-year-old…
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Revisiting Malthus this Population Day

By Sanshita Vij Amidst this pandemic, on the occasion of World Population Day, let us discuss an interesting theory (almost prophetic) about population and limited resources. The United Nations Development Programme started the observance of 11th July as World Population Day to mark the date in 1987, when the world reached a population of 5…
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A Doctor’s Sacrifice- Tribute to our Saviours on National Doctors’ Day

Cover Photo by hosein zanbori on Unsplash In conversation with Lt. Col. (Dr.) Sunita B.S. and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Virender Singh By Naisha Khanna This piece is intended as a tribute to those who have found themselves inextricably entwined with suffering, devastation, and illness for the past one and a half years, with no respite. To those who…
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TAKE ‘PRIDE’ IN YOUR FAITH

By Iqra Khan “Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?” – James Baldwin Taking these powerful, resonating, and thought-stirring words from the iconic novel Giovanni’s Room, gay author James Baldwin makes a powerful statement about love. These lines speak to the heart and from the heart;…
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Yes, We Exist: South Asian Queer Literature That is Claiming Space for LGBTQ+ Identities in Popular Culture

By Eesha V. Sheel Literature is a fascinating and powerful tool to challenge dominant norms while at the same time educate, liberate and make space for marginalized identities within society. Popular literature, across various genres, has contributed towards our understanding of the world and the people who live in it. It makes us appreciate, celebrate…
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Street View

A photo essay by Roohul Amin Munqaad The Aged Shoe Shiner  I asked him how much he made by stitching and shining shoes. He responded in quite a low tone, “I do not know how much I earn a day but whatever it is, it is well sufficient for a family of ten. I never…
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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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The Flipside

The grassland along with the road make a perfect spot for Horses in Fall. Menchuka, the remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh had been isolated from the rest of the world prior to the construction of the modern road which connects the town with Along, headquarter of West Siang district. During the 1962 Indo-China war, this town was…
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