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1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China. The rainbow formation is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down for over 24 million...

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A letter

“As I look outside my window, I find myself staring at the people outside. A mother tending to her son, her love, pure...

It’s Legal: Homosexuality Is Not A Disease

By- Smriti Joinwal Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many...

Glaring Loopholes In The Modern Indian Education System

By- Smriti Joinwal The moment a child is born in India, his/her fate is decided and sealed. There is a joke that is doing the rounds...

The Journey Of An Idea To Reality

By- Suhani Gupta As the traditional, conventional job paths are becoming scarce, youth entrepreneurship is gaining importance. According to a NSSO report, jobs in the country have...

The Tween Swag

Money, money, money, must be funny in a rich man’s world! Excuse me for quoting the lyrics of the song but they were apt...

Love is in the air, and you hate it?

By Rajshree Gupta With couples enjoying every moment of the valentine's week, singles still wonder what’s wrong with these people. It won’t be annoying if...

The concept of karma

By Vishakha Gupta Do you believe in the concept of karma? Do you believe that the causes of our past lives have some bearing on...

5 things Indian men do to look handsome

By Lakshay Kumar Chowdhury Women are not alone in this! Men also do care immensely about their looks and indulge in elaborate grooming rituals to...

Complexity in Simplicity

By Rhea Grover Simplicity, in the “simplest” form can be defined as the absence of complexity. But what exactly does simplicity mean in our lives?...

Fairytales Decoded

By Kokil Sachdeva   “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can...

Growing waistlines in India: Am I getting fat?

By Abhilasha So I wake up in the morning exasperated and out of breadth after witnessing probably one of the craziest nightmares ever! I’m fat!...

Movie adaptations of Bestsellers: a growing trend in Bollywood

By Riya Singla ‘Hollywood’, is something we all fancy. Indian film makers have always  been inspired by the way Hollywood conducts itself. In Hollywood, it...

Luck, Chance or Something More?

By Sanuj Shah You do believe in chance? Can all random events be always attributed to co-incidence? Are successful people always ‘lucky’? We often hear...

The Narrative of the Irresponsible – the Politics of History, its Distortion, and Propaganda

By Bhavya I have been hearing about interpretations of truths, multiple truths, and the way they affect the process of recording events, causes and consequences,...

“Never two women loved as sisters do”

By Nikita Defying the conventional way of writing, I would like to start with a disclaimer: This article might sound to one a bit overfilled...

Happiness is…

By Kokil Sachdeva   “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to...

Being a woman in India

By Shreya 16 December 2012 has been marked as black day in Indian history, when a 23 year old paramedical student, Jyoti Singh was gangraped...

Telangana: Of politics and food

By Abhilasha Perhaps the most commonly heard term on most news channels and most frequently contested issue on all debates: Telangana. There are innumerable controversies...

Is the poverty line appropriate?

By- Ira Sharma Any one would be shocked to hear that inequality in earnings has doubled in India over the past two decades, and thesaddest part is that it makes our country one of the worst performers among emerging economies. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says the top 10% of wage earners make 12 times more than the bottom 10%, as compared to six times 20 years ago. The paris based OECD is a grouping of 34 advanced and emerging economies.  The OECD says India has the highest number of poor in the world. In India the ratio between the top and the bottom wage earners has doubled since the early 1990s, and the saddest part is that India has also not fared well in poverty reduction. It says 42% of Indians live below the poverty line, as against the official Indian figure of 37%. Recently, the Indian government was criticized for saying that an individual income of 25 rupees (52 US cents) a day would help provide for adequate private expenditure on food, education and health in villages. I, on my part would challenge the members of the Planning Commission to live on 25 rupees  or 32 rupees a day till such a time that they are able to explain to the public in simple words the basis of the statement that this...

Technology- The Only Way Out

By- Smriti Joinwal India boasts of one of the largest school systems in the world with 13,623,24 elementary schools (DISE 2011) and 19, 5000 secondary and higher...

Revolutionizing India- Youth empowerment

By Sonali Wadhwa “Come one Come all”, “God helps those who help themselves” , “ Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something ”...

Let the Flame Ignite – SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS 2014 !!

After seven years of building to this moment — the opening  of the most expensive Olympic Games    ( 7 to 23  feburary 2014)...

How to Annoy Your Parents

By Rhea Yadav If there is one thing which we all do on a daily basis, it is annoying the dudes who share our DNA. Yes,...

Chicken or the Egg?

By Rhea Grover The chicken and egg causality dilemma is one of the most mind-boggling questions. While the chicken might feel really important as everyone, from...

Colour of the day

By Priya Goyal The Rainbow which is formed by the rays of the Sun passing through the drops of water in the sky exhibits all...

India’s hollow Education System

By Roshni Kaur Two weeks ago, I had attended a seminar called ‘Young Leaders Programme’, by ISB in which a student asked a question, “How...

Be Grateful…Amazing things surround you

By Pratishtha Sharma How often you have been in the middle of a faith stand, when suddenly it seemed like your faith just quit working?...

Let’s Talk About Sex

By Rhea Yadav If that heading makes you look around uneasily and ensure that nobody is there watching you read about sex, you are just...

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

By Chirali Sharma My first encounter with the band, Florence and the Machine, was while watching an episode of the show The Vampire...

Life in a Metro

  I hurried down the stairs faster than usual and my feet won the race between them and the metro’s door. Uff! Finally, I glanced...

The Fault In Our Stars- Cancer with a dash of Romance

By Riya Kuruvilla Another typical romance novel? One would think so, with the title of the book “The Fault in our Stars”, by John Green...

Grown ups who could never grow up

By Kanika By definition, growing up refers to the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. It encompasses being aware of the...

Social Neworking For The Dead

By Nidhi Nagpal My grandmother’s birthday was Monday, and Facebook encouraged me to celebrate it by posting a greeting on her wall and by...

Beauty Or Brains?

By Nidhi Nagpal “Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder “- this statement sounds bizarre in the 21st century. Even when I was young, I...

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