The day a country was set free

Nelson Rolihlala Mandela was released from Victor-Verster prison on the 11th of February 1990 in what would be one of the most significant days in South African History. With his wife by his side and fist, a symbol of fortitude and resilience raised high, the then 71 year old and “once most wanted man inContinue reading “The day a country was set free”

Sexual abuse of minors in Catholic Churches: expelling the demons within the system 70 years too late

During the last couple of decades, the world has evolved at a staggering pace. From technological and economic advancements to diplomatic tensions and pandemics, humans have been witnesses of unprecedented events. These circumstances have affected people in different ways. Despite the scope and effect of different affairs, a large proportion of citizens, regardless of theirContinue reading “Sexual abuse of minors in Catholic Churches: expelling the demons within the system 70 years too late”

Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines

When veteran journalist Maria Ressa became the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 8, the historic moment was immediately greeted with overwhelming joy across the Southeast Asian nation and lauded by many as a ‘rebuke’ to President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks against members of the press. But even as congratulatory messagesContinue reading “Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines”

New research reveals glaciers are melting faster than expected – here’s what’s at stake in the fight against climate change

Over the past decade, mounting evidence of human-induced climate change has become, if anything, more apparent. While there has been some progress between nations’ ongoing efforts to slow the current rate of global warming, particularly through the goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement of limiting warming to 1.5˚C, curbing the most extreme of weatherContinue reading “New research reveals glaciers are melting faster than expected – here’s what’s at stake in the fight against climate change”

The conflict between Israel and Palestine, an example of UN’s perpetual failures

Tensions escalating into violent clashes: Almost two weeks have passed since the tensions between Israel and Palestine yet again escalated into violent clashes. The death toll reports at least 192 in the Gaza strip, including 58 children and 34 women. In what seems to be a continuing intensification of the conflict, countries around the worldContinue reading “The conflict between Israel and Palestine, an example of UN’s perpetual failures”

Eid 2021: Celebrations Fade Away As Oppression And Coronavirus Cast Ominous Shadows

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, one of their most sacred festivals, this year with masks, prayers, and empathy as widespread oppression and COVID-19 damage cast gloom over festivities, mass gatherings, and celebrations.  For many Covid-hit countries, like Pakistan, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia, Eid was marked by curbs on social distancing, shop shutdowns, and evenContinue reading “Eid 2021: Celebrations Fade Away As Oppression And Coronavirus Cast Ominous Shadows”

India- A Pandemic gone bad or a consistent Political Disaster?

Haridwar, a small town near the Himalayas, is considered by many Hindus to be one of the holiest places in India. The famous Kumbha Mela, which is a Hindu religious festival, was held in this holy city in the year 2021- a year that saw the second wave of coronavirus hit the country. Many healthcareContinue reading “India- A Pandemic gone bad or a consistent Political Disaster?”

Home from the perspective of third culture kids

Many consider “home” four walls and a roof; the place where one grows up and lives. But, what happens when you spend your childhood in different countries? Each place leaves its imprint on you, creating an emotional bond between you and that locality, making it impossible to identify a single place as your “home”, asContinue reading “Home from the perspective of third culture kids”

Will China’s new Strategic Partnership with Iran challenge US’s political hegemony?

The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: On March 27th 2021 China signed a 400$ billion contract with Iran, further developing their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The Partnership will provide Iran with Chinese investments in the energy, banking, telecommunications, infrastructure and technology sectors. Moreover, this will be the start of a new military partnership, composed of joint military training,Continue reading “Will China’s new Strategic Partnership with Iran challenge US’s political hegemony?”

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