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July 9, 2019
Programmes launched by Modi

It was on May 30, 2019, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi again took charge of the Government of India. Since the time he has taken office, certain important decisions have been taken by the Cabinet. Let us try to recollect the important programmes and projects that our Government announced for the development and welfare of the country. 1. Digital India On August 21, 2014, the “Digital India” campaign was launched. The idea is to change India [...]Read More

June 30, 2019
Worst Doctor Strikes in India

The healthcare and medical issues grabbed the headlines of the newspapers recently after 7-day doctors’ strike in West Bengal, which spilled over to become a nationwide doctors’ strike. Doctor’s Strike: Is this the First Time? No, 2019 doctors’ strike in India is not the first one. Since independence, many such doctors’ strikes have taken place in India. Here are some of the recent ones: –  In October 2009, around 2,000 resident doctors went on an [...]Read More

June 17, 2019
Violence against Doctors in India

If you have been following the news lately, you’ll know that the country is undergoing a major healthcare crisis right now. Over 700 doctors in West Bengal have resigned in less than a week. And, while the eye of the storm might be in the state, there is unrest throughout the country. All around India, doctors have gone on protests, many resigning, with the day to day healthcare system standing crippled. So, what is happening [...]Read More

June 16, 2019
Halal Certification

Demand for halal certified products skyrocket in India during Ramzan or Ramadan (the 9th month of the Islamic or Hijri calendar and the most venerated month during which Muslims fast from pre-dawn till sunset). Muslims all over the world eat sumptuous foods after the fast during Ramadan and end the month-long fasting event with Eid al-Fitr (the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”). To understand why halal certifications are sought by many Muslims in India or other [...]Read More

Body-Shaming Provokes Teenagers to Possess Lower Self-esteem

We live in a society where everyone wants to be perceived as a perfect person on their social media handles. Notwithstanding the reality, everyone is concerned about pompous and dazzling display of their persona. The society is becoming image-heavy, to an extent that advertisements in magazines and newspapers, books, pamphlets, and online sources are all filled with posts defining norms of beauty that lead to disastrous consequences like body shaming. The teenagers are getting adversely [...]Read More

April 29, 2019
The Societal and Peer Pressure on Men

Peer pressure is a form of social pressure where a person’s psyche, behaviour, values, attitude and actions are influenced by his/her peers to conform to that of a group he/she belongs to. One of the most common examples you can relate to is listening to a particular type of music, simply because the group of friends/peers listen to that music. This phenomenon has been found to take place in a larger context, particular society, religion, [...]Read More

February 13, 2019
no selfie zone in India

Self-portrait image captured by a camera, popularly known as Selfie, can be dated back to 1839 when Robert Cornelius, an American, took a selfie. Since then, we have indeed come a long way. But what started as something innocent and fun has now turned into something deadly and dangerous. For this we can thank technology and the introduction of smartphones, selfie sticks, and last but not the least, the do or die streak of our [...]Read More

January 30, 2019
Things That Should Be Banned in India

There are many things in our day-to-day life that we find annoying. But there are many with which we are fed up to the point that we can’t take them anymore. We’ve researched, asked around and found some things which people just can’t do with anymore. Some of them are really unreasonable and illogical. Begin the slideshow to know what are the things India wants to put a ban on. 1. Ban Littering in Public [...]Read More

October 21, 2018
Moral policing

Wikipedia defines Moral Police as “a blanket term used to describe vigilante groups which act to enforce a code of morality in India”. The fact that this term has been coined in, and for, our country, should be enough for us to hang our heads in shame. Unfortunately though, it is the ugly truth we proudly carry over our sanskari shoulders every day. The images of couples being beaten up, or shamed in parks, “obscene” [...]Read More

October 21, 2018
Stubble Burning

As the pollution levels in the national capital hit an alarming rate, the government and its cititzens are blaming the farmers of Punjab and Haryana for the situation. The burning of the paddy straw during the harvest season (October-November) enormously adds to air pollution levels in the capital. Stubble burning has now become a yearly phenomenon that turns most parts of north India into a gas chamber putting the health of the citizens at risk. [...]Read More

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