Hate Speech And Social Media

On the eve of India's Independence Day, The Wall Street Journal published an article that created a massive stir in the Indian political environment. Curated by Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz, the article highlighted how Facebook flouted its own rules…

A LETTER TO ALL THE INDIAN PARENTS

Life is something to live, not survive and the only adjustment you should make is with your time, not what you choose. A Letter to All the Indian Parents, including my own. India. A beautiful name for an equally mesmerizing…

Journalism Vs Jingoism . . .

Media is regarded as the fourth estate in democracy.  It has roles and responsibilities no way less than politicians and other democratic institutions. A democratic state such as INDIA which has its foundation on very basic principles of freedom of…

ARE YOU STILL WASTING IT?

Whenever we leave food on the plate, we might think it a small bite but have you ever wondered that this small bite adds to an average of 1.3 billion tons of food each year across the globe. In comparison,…

MEDIA IN WARTIMEs

Ever since the media reporting came into being, it has always been the second reality of occurrences. In India, from the print media incepting in the late eighteenth century to covering first television war of India, The Kargil war, 1999…

The Shades of the Black Lives Matter Movement

“Daddy changed the world!” Gigi Floyd, daughter of George Floyd, smiled broadly as she shouted this out loud at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis- a poetic expression of the connection between particular struggle and universal transformation. Gigi’s father,…

Let’s Give it a Go!

What if this happens, what if that happens? And if this is what has to happen then I better not try. Have you read Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”? There was a quote there, saying “When you want something, all the…

Let’s talk about colour.

Let's start this topic with some simple questions: Why does the skin color of a person matter? Why do most people discriminate against others against something so natural? Even if we say we don't discriminate, why are harmful skin-whitening cosmetics,…