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Laws Of Attraction

Laws Of Attraction

Jul 22, 2021

Would it be more exciting to book a ticket to the moon, or are we were better off staring at the sky, and not knowing what lies beyond?

Is The Food On Our Plate, Our Friend Or Foe?

Is The Food On Our Plate, Our Friend Or Foe?

Jun 20, 2021

The food we eat is nourishment for the body and the soul. We share an intimate relationship, one that we carry till the very end. It must not be tinged with fear, anxiety or fatigue.

Fighting Covid-19: We Are All On The Same Side

Fighting Covid-19: We Are All On The Same Side

May 12, 2021

Since vaccine shortage and a sharp rise in infections continue to inflict suffering and death, is it time to rethink Intellectual property rights policy?

Loss And Grief

Loss And Grief

May 01, 2021

The death of a loved one is usually marked by an elaborate set of rituals. It is how we cope, across cultures, and through the ages.

Valentine's Day: Love Is In The Air, But Still So Difficult To Find

Valentine's Day: Love Is In The Air, But Still So Difficult To Find

Feb 14, 2021

If love could be defined, dictated, or curated by an algorithm or app, it would perhaps lose its magic. And meaning.

Gay and Happy: Marriage Between Two People, Whoever They Might Be

Gay and Happy: Marriage Between Two People, Whoever They Might Be

Sep 17, 2020

Recently the Centre told the Delhi High Court that ‘our laws, our legal system, our society and our values do not recognise marriage…between same-sex couples’. They are not alone. This sentiment is echoed by many others.

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Aug 24, 2020

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of hate speech. It’s an issue that it has been grappling with for years, as so much can lie in between. But the world of social media keeps evolving, so should the rulebook.

#ChallengeAccepted Has The Potential To Unite Women, Encourage Solidarity And Feel Connected

#ChallengeAccepted Has The Potential To Unite Women, Encourage Solidarity And Feel Connected

Jul 30, 2020

Social media can be used to create a sense of belonging among the participants. It is the first step towards mobilising a socially and geographically dispersed community – women.

Amid Differences, Covid-19 Reminds Us The Earth Is What We Have In Common

Amid Differences, Covid-19 Reminds Us The Earth Is What We Have In Common

Jun 05, 2020

It is up to us as individuals, corporations and governments to take ownership of the future. We must remember to recover and rebuild responsibly.

Outrage Over Elephant Death In Kerala Brings Us Some Hope That Humanity Is Not Lost

Outrage Over Elephant Death In Kerala Brings Us Some Hope That Humanity Is Not Lost

Jun 04, 2020

The elephant death in Kerala is one instance of animal cruelty which is visually so powerful that it has sparked chain reactions, bringing awareness, causing discomfort, and raising questions about our actions.

Bois Locker Room A Reminder That Something Is Drastically Wrong With How We Raise Children

Bois Locker Room A Reminder That Something Is Drastically Wrong With How We Raise Children

May 06, 2020

It is easy to blame the boys. After all, they are old enough to understand the basic values of respect and consent. But that doesn’t really solve an age old problem of patriarchal mindset and sexist attitude, which continues to linger from one generation to the next.

Clapping Together Sends Out A Message: We Are Together In Battle Against Coronavirus

Clapping Together Sends Out A Message: We Are Together In Battle Against Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

Making noise will not solve problems. It is a momentary distraction from all the morbid forecasts. But distractions are needed.

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is Far More Dangerous

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is Far More Dangerous

Mar 12, 2020

The impact is not limited to our bodies. Stocks are tumbling across the world, oil prices have dropped sharply, the biggest plunge since the start of the 1991 Gulf war, flights are being suspended, travel bans are being issued, writes Ekta Kumar.

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal Mindsets

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal Mindsets

Feb 19, 2020

With time as more and more women are integrated into the force, attitudes might change. When the same men go back to their villages, they might just begin to look at their wives, mothers and sisters differently.

Is Beauty Skin Deep? It's Time To Change Our Mindsets

Is Beauty Skin Deep? It's Time To Change Our Mindsets

Nov 14, 2019

Our colour reflects our heritage, our family, genes and our lifestyle. It defines who we are. We need to accept our differences, especially in a country like India, that otherwise celebrates its diversity.

Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

Sep 13, 2019

The real question here is whether the sky-high fines will truly be a deterrent. I am tempted to say yes, given the recent long queues at the RTO to update documents and the sudden spike in the sale of helmets.

Opinion | PM Modi on Man vs Wild: Political Leaders Today Are Trying To Explore New Avenues To Connect With Public

Opinion | PM Modi on Man vs Wild: Political Leaders Today Are Trying To Explore New Avenues To Connect With Public

Aug 13, 2019

This image we saw of PM Narendra Modi with Bear Grylls on Man vs. Wild, was a shift away from a carefully orchestrated presence towards something that was ‘raw’ and less predictable.

Opinion: Instagram To Do Away With 'Like/ Button. Can We Re-adjust To An Online World Without It?

Opinion: Instagram To Do Away With 'Like/ Button. Can We Re-adjust To An Online World Without It?

Jul 21, 2019

On Friday, Instagram announced that it will be hiding the number of "likes" and views on posts in 7 countries as a part of a trial run to shift the focus to content and not just collecting likes.

87-Year-Old Cheering For Indian Cricket Team Shows Why We Need To Take A Stand Against Ageism

87-Year-Old Cheering For Indian Cricket Team Shows Why We Need To Take A Stand Against Ageism

Jul 08, 2019

The love and cheers that Charulata Patel received was not just because she was an enthusiastic cricket fan, but because she was an enthusiastic 87-year-old cricket fan. She broke through a stereotype, and India saluted her for that.

OPINION | It Was Only A Job Zaira Wasim Quit, Be Gracious And Wish Her Well

OPINION | It Was Only A Job Zaira Wasim Quit, Be Gracious And Wish Her Well

Jul 01, 2019

The younger generation prioritises work-life balance, they are more open to experimentation, learning and personal development even if it comes at the cost of a regular career growth path. Why should Zaira be any different?

OPINION | It's Easy To Blame Doctors. Who Cares About India's Dilapidated Health Infrastructure?

OPINION | It's Easy To Blame Doctors. Who Cares About India's Dilapidated Health Infrastructure?

Jun 15, 2019

India spends little over 1% of its GDP on healthcare, perhaps among the lowest in the world.

Of Same-Sex Relationships And Social Mindsets: Why India Needs More Dutee Chands

Of Same-Sex Relationships And Social Mindsets: Why India Needs More Dutee Chands

May 20, 2019

Some of the world’s best-known faces are openly gay. By choosing to liberate themselves, they also set an example both within their communities and around the world. But India still has a long way to go.

Italy Joining China's Belt And Road Initiative Shows Tide Is Turning For The West

Italy Joining China's Belt And Road Initiative Shows Tide Is Turning For The West

May 06, 2019

Inspired by the ancient network, President Xi Jingping announced the Belt Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 - undoubtedly the most ambitious infrastructure investment project in world history

WannaCry And More: The Threat From Digital World Is The Latest Danger To The World

WannaCry And More: The Threat From Digital World Is The Latest Danger To The World

May 20, 2017

The internet is a fundamentally insecure space - open to cyber attacks. Constant connectivity and sharing of data make us more vulnerable. The closer we get, the danger is amplified.

New To The Top Job, Who Cares: Unconventional Leaders, In Unconventional Times

New To The Top Job, Who Cares: Unconventional Leaders, In Unconventional Times

May 09, 2017

Both Trump and Macron felt the pulse of the people, they rightly sensed the mood and persuaded the electorates in their favour.

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