International 

America’s shame – the Guantanamo Bay

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – this is not easy. – Aristotle, The Nicomacbean Ethics Introduction 166 inmates currently have the privilege to be in the most expensive prison on Earth – the Guantanamo military camp. Little did they know 15 years back that they’d one day be captivated and force-fed to endure such devastating facet of life with no opportunity to…

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Syria : What’s next?

As Syria enters the 8th year of War, unrest and misery in the country are far from ending. 39 civilians including children have died in the most recent attacks on Idlib. Situated along the Northwestern border, it’s also the last major stronghold of the rebel forces in Syria. The Russian Backed Militia has enabled Assad to regain control of most of the country. The government now seems to be advancing with full vigor to gain control of the province of Idlib. A Final Battle? Some are calling it a final battle, which…

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Measuring India on a Global scale | World Economic Forum – Part I

Featuring the Global Competitiveness Index, the Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 137 economies, providing unique insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. https://youtu.be/_OZGlDrionE The Global Competitiveness Index report, which is prepared every year by the World Economic Forum ranks India 40th, out of the included 137 countries. This report is dependable as it’s prepared keeping in mind the overall development of a country based on twelve key points. These twelve points fall into three main categories. Namely, Basic requirements, Efficiency enhancers and Innovation & sophistication factors. We will look at…

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Syria is not all Blood , War and Fury after all

Where would Kindness find its meaning, if there was no injustice. How would Love be understood, if there was no Resentment. Where would Hope live, if there was no Adversity and where would Humanity thrive, if there was no Suffering.   For years Syria has been a symbol of overwhelming hardship and agony in the eyes of the world. The walls of its cities bear punctured wounds telling an endless tale of destruction and strife. But where violence prevails, can kindness and love be left behind? According to UN reports…

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What does Bashar Al Assad think of the Syrian crisis?

Please note that this article is not aimed at supporting anyone of the fighting groups in Syria. It only aims to present both sides of the story of Syria. Reading and viewing of the specified links is recommended to gain a better understanding of the given perspective. Plunging into the depths of Syria’s existence and the course of events that have led to its current situation is absolutely overwhelming. The U.N says that nearly 400,00 people have lost their lives since 2011. One question that anybody would ask would be,…

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Syria : Where the world’s greatest risk-takers live

We all have a sense of acclaim for risk takers in life.”Greater the risk, greater the reward.” Haven’t we heard that saying all our lives?  But sometimes risks are taken when they carry no rewards even at the cost of life. They are still taken because they are necessary. Eastern Ghouta is home to 15-year-old Muhammed Najim. In a land where 153 journalists have been killed since the Arab uprising, a 15-year-old boy yearns for the world to know what is happening in Syria. Although the government has defended itself numerous times labeling…

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The case for Syria – A testament to ‘Power without the People’

Three years ago, my father went to Al Hal market to work, a shell hit him and he died. – Ibrahim (12 years old) Ibrahim lives in Damascus, the capital city of Syria – a land and its people torn by war for the past seven years. In a calm voice, he goes on to say, “…I feel grown up, now that I am the family’s breadwinner. They have no one else but me to look after them.” Although Syria is a witness to an extensive history of war in…

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The What and Why of the Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingyas are an ethnic Muslim minority group, who are currently facing humanitarian crisis. More than 80 lacs Rohingyas have fled from the country of Myanmar where they made up almost one-third of the population. Despite their large numbers, the Rohingyas are neither recognized as one of the 135 ethnic groups of the predominantly Buddhist country nor have they been granted citizenship; they are not considered people. During the census of 2014 in Myanmar, the Rohingya community wasn’t included. The Rohingyas speak Bengali and differ from Myanmar’s dominant Buddhist groups…

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Learning from America’s school shootings and a Sowers announcement.

I remember clearly when I was in school, bringing a mobile phone during my senior year was the bravest thing I could do and kids these days are bringing automatic rifles. Times are changing and the results speak for themselves. At least 130 students have died during school hours due to gun violence, states the Washington Post’s report. America is fighting hard to keep her temples of knowledge from turning into hunted places which breed fear. America clearly needs stricter gun laws. But, is that it? and how can Indian learn from…

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International 

“Rocket man on a suicide mission” – POTUS

President Trump has a way of things, one of his very evident personality traits to speak his mind whether you like it or not, was very prevalent in his UN speech today at the UN headquarters, New York, USA. Mainly focusing on international terrorism. President Trump was straightforward in his speech with no bullshit. “The USA is capable of totally destroying North Korea”- President Trump. Addressing the recent nuclear tests by the North Korea and their open agenda against the United States of America. Trump said that “The USA can totally…

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