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Month: March 2021

UNWITHERED

I feel breathless,

choking against my burning throat.

My parched lips mutter a silent prayer;

As the world around me falls apart.

Drenched in perspiration,

My body feels numb.

WHY LIBERTY?

Whether we like it or not we must realize that politics is an important part of our life, often in our life, we try to decipher it and discuss it, people argue more about politics excitedly than anything else, rush for discussing politics never stops. It isn’t a higher form of art or sports like football, cricket, hockey, etc., but we still can’t stop talking about it, the main reason behind this is that politics is about power and who yields it over others and that makes it even more interesting and fascinating.

Shillong: The Scotland of the East

“Nature teaches more than she preaches.”

Meghalaya meaning, ‘the abode of clouds’ provides the scenic beauty and a gateway to the northeast unexplored. Deep within the dense tropical forest of Meghalaya, endures a number of the astounding manually created and natural wonders shrouded amidst cloud and rain for much of the year. The Khasi matrilineal society unique in its practices and beliefs and well balanced in its gender roles provides just the ideal model of nature preaching men to carve the best out of it and to pave a way out into the adventurous journey of life.

Is Women Empowerment a myth?

Long since women in many parts of the world including India have been subjected to cruel practices and inequality. They have been a victim to male chauvinism and dominance. The kind of hatred that society had against them was petrifying. Nobody valued their sentiments, progress, desires, and opinions. They were deprived of basic education, health standards, freedom of speech, and whatnot! The society treated them like a puppet as if they do not have their own identity.

ALEX RIDER

The news of his uncle’s death came as a bolt out of blue. His only relative alive was killed in an accident. The police said that he did not wear his seat belt but Alex had never seen his uncle being so clumsy. He goes to investigate and finds a horrible truth about his uncle’s death and the secret about his MI6 life. After being caught, he is offered to work as a spy by none other than MI6. They tell him that his uncle trained him all his life for this moment.

This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India (1992)

This book is pioneering in the field of environmental research. It introduces a noble theoretical insight. The central argument of this book is that the standard Marxist “Mode of production” approach to Indian history is insufficient. The mode of production is not accurate to portray the ecological and social evolutionary history of South Asia. It complements the concept of mode of production with the concept of mode of resource use. For this purpose, it divides the utilization of resources into four economic groupings; Gathering, nomadic pastoralism, settled cultivation, and industry.

FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE LARGEST RIVERINE ISLAND OF THE WORLD

Welcome to the state of Assam. 

A rich treasury of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and the charm of the untold. Assam is the consummation point for a traveler who has the utmost zeal to explore the undressed nature of human civilization. Assam is the home to World Heritage Sites such as Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park. Here lies the majestic Brahmaputra River, which serves as the lifeline for the entire state of Assam and the nearby states of northeast India.

Why do we need more budget for education?

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” are the words of Benjamin Franklin. In this article, we will try to answer some moot questions like why education is important for the future? What is the reason that India is lacking in the education sector? How to improve the education sector? What role increased grant for education could play? We will start by looking into the gravity of education and then we will turn our discussion on the budget for education.

THE DARK SIDE OF RECYCLING

Waste management is enormously crucial for every country. The amount of waste generated majorly seems to be directly proportional to the population. Though there are several techniques to control waste, recycling is the one which is considered to be far more innocuous and productive. Materials like glass, paper, plastic, and metals are frequently recycled. It contributes vastly to the utilization of resources and cost reduction. The need for recycled materials is high on demand, thus the process is inescapable. Often said, “All that glitters is not gold”, similarly, however it has interminable benefits, in light of exploring them unceasingly, and the detrimental consequences of reprocessing are being discounted. 

MADCAP PHOBIAS

If you are ashamed of telling someone why you can’t ride the escalators (because you might experience vertigo) or why you cannot go to the local beach (because you fear the blue wet substance), you need to reconsider the thought. While you may find the water life threatening, there may be some who might find the lifeguard’s yellow lifebuoy menacing. Although fears are of different degrees for everyone – some may even plunge into a panic attack on the sight of the feared object – some fears are slightly amusing. As it happens, people suffering from these paranoid fears themselves find it amusing and eccentric.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- Are we being too casual about our tangible heritage?

We often say that our understanding of human civilization and its progress comes from the perceptual study and analysis of the cultural heritage and the historical benchmarking of what has been created and the ideas that have been inherited through  generations. Every aspect of our thoughts, needs and wishes have embedded itself to our daily lives in such a way that it scripts a tale of our evolution as a community. And that is why we believe that giving recognition to and upholding those elements of culture will pertain to our sense of belonging and will entrust us with the responsibility of protecting our own rich heritage. But, are we really doing what we should? Are our efforts upto the mark?

The forgotten traditional Board Games of India

The COVID-19 lockdown had constrained individuals to remain at home for almost six months, bringing about an extraordinary ascent in gaming. With new social multiplayer like Among Us topping the charts, there was also a significant rise in online renditions of many conventional indoor board games like Ludo, Chess, and Snakes & Ladders. Yet, very few would realize that the origins of some of the most renowned tabletop games lie in antiquated Indian culture. The best evidence demonstrating their existence in India comes from the Indus Valley Civilization as archaeological discoveries. Even though the specific idea of the games and their standards are hard to discover, researchers like Irving Finkel, a British Assyriologist, have attempted to contemplate the nature and rules of such ancient games by taking a gander at their contemporary avatars. Our rich cultural heritage boasts plenty of traditional games, which are still cherished in many Indian households. However, the predominant lack of awareness about them has pushed these on the verge of being forgotten forever. So, we decided to provide a brief insight into some of the prominent traditional board games of India.

DECODING DREAMS

“For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.” -Aristotle

The best way to tap into the unconscious mind is to analyze what one dreams at night. Dream interpretation or analysis is deciphering the meaning behind dreams and their significance in our past, present, and future. Psychoanalysts define a dream as an adumbration of one’s unfulfilled desires, longings, emotional conflicts, and mental state. Dreams have two types of context: latent and manifest. Latent content accounts for the subdued, metaphorical hints in the dream whereas manifest content is the details that the dreamer remembers from the dream.   

BUT, why do we dream?

INTO THE WILD

“You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

IS GLUTEN-FREE FOR EVERYONE?

Gluten-free diets have received tremendous attention for quite some time now. People misinterpret it as a healthy diet and incorporate it into their day-to-day lifestyle without knowing its repercussions. There are detrimental effects of going gluten-free. It is not recommended by health experts until and unless the person is gluten-intolerant. But before diving deep into this, let’s discuss Gluten and Gluten Intolerance.