International 

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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International 

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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Technology-slave Technology 

Technology: The challenge to bridle.

Growing up as a millennial has been an interesting journey. Lot of things changed since the early 2000s, but one significant change is the way we interact with technology. It barely came to our notice how it evolved so rapidly and exponentially. In the past decade, we took huge strides in technology.  My first PC had 512 MB RAM. My current laptop has 4 GB; soon I look forward to upgrading to a new laptop with nearly 8 GB of it. From Nokia 2100 with barely 1 ½ inch of black…

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Ashmita Our Story 

Chapter 1. Why Ashmita won’t eat (and how to make her!) | Welcome to Ashmita’s story.

To be honest, I did not want to reach out to y’all anytime soon, but rest of the team at Sowers made me do it (they collectively kicked me in the behind!) So here I am to tell you what I am like and what has been up with me. The good news is I had been knee-bent in mess too, lately, so I can be an interesting story! I’m Ashmita. I’m 170 centimetres and 55 kilograms. My backpack is always a little heavier than me. Petite-to-Fat people love telling…

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International 

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 vortex collision replication done by Destin. Billy Our Story 

Chapter 1. Finding your Vortex Collision | Welcome to Billy’s story.

Dustin, a researcher who runs the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay, recently released a video on vortex collision that provides high definition visual of two vortex rings colliding with the formation of small rings on its outer circumference. This phenomenon is not scientifically proven yet but the video provides high definition data as to what happens when two vortex rings collide, which can be studied by researchers. The viewers are sure to be amazed at the clarity and formation of the rings. But the best part of the video, a part which is…

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International 

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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Technology 

It may be difficult, but its not impossible : An Insight on Smartphone addiction

Many might admit that they are addicted to their phones or certain applications like Facebook or Instagram. But only a few would acknowledge it enough to make a change. Only if we look more keenly, can we realize how much of our time is gulped down by the virtual world. It wouldn’t have been so detrimental if it did just that. It not only feeds on the limited time we have each day but it affects our ability to focus, to comprehend and to use our creativity. We become dependants…

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Technology 

Why is it so difficult to put down your Sleek Smartphone?

Have you ever wondered why is it so difficult to stop procrastinating and to put the phone down to resume the task at hand? Well, so far you must have blamed your mind for getting easily getting distracted and your lack of ability to exercise self-control. Although these accusations on the Human mind are not all wrong, it’s not entirely our fault. Though many of us do not realize this immediately but the most popular apps we use today are designed to be engaging and sometimes addictive. Let’s take the…

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Culture 

Stop encouraging begging, inspire them to educate themselves.

Standing on railway stations, waiting for delayed trains can have its own perks. You can learn and reflect a lot just by observing your surroundings. I remember once such instance that has struck me through all these years. As we stood there waiting for our delayed train busy in our talks, we were approched by a small girl asking for money. Her innocence combined with my pity made me sympathize her situation. As she approched my sister, my hands were already in my pocket to take out some change. Waiting…

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