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Reflections: Dear Zari

Photo by IsaaK Alexandre KaRslian on Unsplash ‘Dear Zari’ is one of the very rare books that move the reader with its heart-wrenching stories. The author, Zarghuna Kargar, who is living in London and is a producer and a presenter on the successful radio programme ‘Afghan Woman’s Hour’, has depicted some of the most poignant stories of Afghan…
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Redefining Social Impact: Tronica City CC

By Atharva Mehendale There’s evidence to show that today’s youth is increasingly interested in making a positive social impact through careers and business models. Broadly speaking, social impact is how organisations and businesses affect the surrounding community. Divya Tyagi Ji, from Tronica City CC has challenged this definition by single-handedly working for the social good…
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Caught in the Crossfire: Children of Gaza are in the Midst of a Mental Health Crisis

Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash The eleven days of the war in Gaza in 2021 have taken a toll on its children. The generation faces down a life of trauma, and their mental health is on a downward spiral as the multiple and continuous attacks have led to a deep-seated fear of violence. Studies have…
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AASHA KI KIRAN: A RAY OF HOPE

URI Cooperation Circles at the Frontline of the Pandemic The pandemic brought to the forefront the societal issues the world has struggled with for decades- the issues that often get buried in the hustle and bustle of society.  In India, that was until we faced a terrible second wave in the first half of 2021…
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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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‘Development’ and the Rights of Indigenous People

By Tamanna Kavdia  Characterised by distinctive languages, culture, history and traditional legal systems and their relationship with nature, indigenous people remain a marginalised, disadvantaged and vulnerable section among the different population sects today, as they still struggle to get the due recognition for their political and cultural institutions. There are various instances where their cultural…
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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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Reflections of Spiritual Ecofeminism: Examining the Intersection Between Ecofeminism and Religion

By Pia Mann Ecofeminism or ecological feminism is a branch of feminism that examines the interconnection between the experience of women and the treatment of nature. First coined by French feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne in 1974, ecofeminism emerged out of contemporary radical feminism and sustainability movements. It uses the basic feminist tenets of equality between genders…
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Motherhood

By Sharanya Nair Motherhood is always associated with compassion and an epitome of love. It is believed that a mother is bestowed with altering powers to embody the pain of her child, and give in return, the nurture and care much needed in her child’s life. And this understanding historically implied that infertility ought to…
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Observing Ramzan for Four Years: Reflections of a Hindu-born Atheist Girl

I am an atheist, born to Hindu parents, and have been observing Ramzan for the last 4 years. This is my story. As a non-muslim, I was always curious to know what compels Muslims to undergo strict fasting for 30 days. Not even water? Of course, we have similar fasts in Hinduism, like Karwachauth, Chhatt,…
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