The Savarkar Saga and the Renaissance of Hindutva

The Savarkar Saga and the Renaissance of Hindutva

“The five days [referring to the 1857 revolt] during which Hindus and Mahomedans proclaimed that India was their country and they were all brethren, the days when Hindus and Mahomedans unanimously raised the flag of national freedom at Delhi. Be those grand days ever memorable in the history of Hindusthan.” Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, The Indian…

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UN: Splurge of Functionality or Spree of Futility?

UN: Splurge of Functionality or Spree of Futility?

When Nilüfer Demir came upon the beach, the Turkish photographer for the Dogan New Agency said, it was like a “children’s graveyard.” She took photos of Alan’s lifeless body. Alan’s body had washed up along the shore, half in the sand and half in the water. His sneakers were still on his feet. TIME The…

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Credulity: The Modern-Day Cancer

Credulity: The Modern-Day Cancer

“Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” -George Carlin Beliefs and superstitions are slippery concepts. But what exactly are they? And what are they for? Belief: a…

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Chemical Engineering: Choice or by Chance?

Chemical Engineering: Choice or by Chance?

“You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change.”                                                          -Sammy Davis Jr. Choice or by chance? Generally, this is the backdrop of the first question presented by the professors on the very first day of college. It forces us to think for a while but none could find a satisfactory…

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Ayushman Bharat: Tackling the Jinx on India’s Healthcare

Ayushman Bharat: Tackling the Jinx on India’s Healthcare

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the most fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization Health sketches down the staple outline of a nation’s lifestyle. A significant pool…

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The Bernie Bedlam- Surrender or Duplicity?

The Bernie Bedlam- Surrender or Duplicity?

With the COVID-19 mayhem mercilessly engulfing almost all the countries of the world, even the superpowers and USA are amongst the ones which have been terribly hit by the pandemic. The 50 states that stood united for centuries are now crumbling apart. The Donald Trump-led government aspires to make circumstances promising for its citizens, but…

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A “Sense” of Justice for India’s Daughter

A “Sense” of Justice for India’s Daughter

Amidst the chaos and panic that has gripped the entire nation in view of the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus, a slightly positive news echoed and reverberated the voices of the common people of India. All four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case – Pawan Kumar Gupta, Mukesh, Vinay, and Akshay, were…

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