A fierce skirmish: US Presidential elections 2020

A fierce skirmish: US Presidential elections 2020

Back in the 1800s, 4th March was celebrated as the day ‘for commencing proceedings’ of the newly elected administration. That day the elected President took his oath of office, followed by a transfer of power by the incumbent President. With technological advancement, time of travel reduced significantly; vote tabulation and logistics became more efficient, further…

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Buon Natale: From Merriment to Masks

Buon Natale: From Merriment to Masks

“Hark! the herald angels singGlory to the new-born King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled!Joyful, all ye nations, riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith the angelic host proclaimChrist is born in Bethlehem!” At midnight, the churches throughout the world were ablaze with lights and packed with a congregation thrilled by the wondrous majesty…

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Indian Air Force: The winged gladiators

Indian Air Force: The winged gladiators

“You have never lived until you have almost died, and for those who choose to fight, life has a special flavour.” –Captain R. Subramanium, Kirti Chakra The sky seems to be fascinating, yet it is mystical. There have been several victors who wrote histories on land, but only a handful of people get the opportunity…

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Hathras Horror: A sense of impunity

Hathras Horror: A sense of impunity

With India buckling under the fatal spread of COVID-19 and the meter currently standing at a staggering 6.23 million total cases, there remains a more persistent pandemic looming behind the one we are facing today. Rape. The pre-dawn executions of the perpetrators of the Nirbhaya case may have brought a semblance of closure to the…

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Celebrating the Maestro Machinist: Engineers’ Day 2020

Celebrating the Maestro Machinist: Engineers’ Day 2020

“There is nothing I believe more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.” -Bill Nye The genesis of engineering dates back to the ancient times when humans developed fundamental yet robust inventions using stones, fire, and wood to sculpt them into tools, wheels, pulley, and…

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Redefining the ‘Pride’ of Cinema

Redefining the ‘Pride’ of Cinema

“If I could have chosen to be gay or straight, I think I would have simply chosen to be happy.” – Kevin Kidwell It may come off as a bit trite, but cinema is indeed the reflection of society. Not only does it capture how the world is but sometimes also shows us how it…

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