With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short

As the mother of 13-year-old boy Sai Wai Yan angrily wept beside her son’s coffin, her desperate cries resonated a somber yet clear message to the rest of the world – that the horrors of a democratic nation rapidly regressing back into an all too familiar kind of turmoil, chaos, and fear could not beContinue reading “With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short”

Debating the Duke of Edinburgh’s Legacy: A Long-Serving Royal Consort? Or A Symbol Of Old School Racism

On Friday, April 16, Britain laid the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, to rest in an intimate ceremony. As millions of royal watchers observed the funeral, they mourned the demise of the longest-serving royal consort in the history of the monarchy. But as some expressed grief, several others highlighted Prince Philip’s history of unsolicited andContinue reading “Debating the Duke of Edinburgh’s Legacy: A Long-Serving Royal Consort? Or A Symbol Of Old School Racism”

GOP’s rally against transgenders and mental health implications

After writing about how the pandemic affected people’s mental health, I did not think I would pursue a similar topic. This problem, however, is not a consequence of a global pandemic that forced us to isolate for the sake of society, but rather a byproduct of society’s ignorance and fear of the unknown. As IContinue reading “GOP’s rally against transgenders and mental health implications”

Google fires its second head of AI Ethics, a step back for the advocacy of deploying ethical AI.

Google fired Margaret Mitchell, who was the co-lead of Google’s Ethical AI team. This news came after they investigated her use of corporate email for purposes against the company’s policy. Consequently, this led to a considerable amount of scrutiny, as Google proudly recognizes itself as being a transparent and diverse organization, words that fall bleakContinue reading “Google fires its second head of AI Ethics, a step back for the advocacy of deploying ethical AI.”

CoViD Vaccine: To take or not to take

The vaccination process has already started in Hong Kong and all around the world. During this time, a lot of people have their opinions regarding whether or not to take the vaccine and which company to prioritize. While some of those reasons might be rational, many of them are easily refutable and have been provedContinue reading “CoViD Vaccine: To take or not to take”

How Is Ever Given’s Suez Canal Shutdown Impacting Global Supply Chains – Experts Weigh In

The behemoth Ever Given supertanker – which held up traffic for more than 150 containers for over six days in the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest maritime trade chokepoints – finally broke free on Monday. Efforts to clear the logjam of cargo vessels are now finally underway. But experts fear that disruptions inContinue reading “How Is Ever Given’s Suez Canal Shutdown Impacting Global Supply Chains – Experts Weigh In”

Are refugee camps really the safe haven we have come to believe?

It was a hot afternoon, thousands of Rohingya were rushing out desperately from their dwellings, shouting and screaming. Their shelters were on fire, and there was no escape. As thousands of Rohingya ran to the same minuscule and distant exit, many were left behind to burn, choke, and suffocate. The camp is surrounded by fencesContinue reading “Are refugee camps really the safe haven we have come to believe?”

Deteriorated mental health, the next pandemic to watch out for:

More than a year has passed since the global community was forced to alter its everyday routine of seeing off the children heading to schools or kindergartens, picking up coffee in a nearby coffee shop before going to the office, or enjoying a lovely dinner with colleagues or loved ones. People have been forced toContinue reading “Deteriorated mental health, the next pandemic to watch out for:”

The Chief Minister’s Problem with Ripped Jeans Sheds Light on India’s Problem with Women

Tirath Singh Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, recently criticized women for donning ripped jeans, specifying the lack of values that they imparted upon their children, on doing so.   He continued, and described a personal scenario, where a co-passenger on his flight, wore jeans that were ripped at the knees, along with boots. She was travelling with her twoContinue reading “The Chief Minister’s Problem with Ripped Jeans Sheds Light on India’s Problem with Women”

The Philippines’ Education Inequality and Rich-poor Divide is Worsening under Covid-19

As the Philippines grapples with an intense surge in Covid-19 cases, the government must now double down on its efforts to confront a deep-seated issue that has long plagued the developing Southeast Asian nation, and one the pandemic could further aggravate if immediate action is not taken – widespread education and economic inequality.

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