Marriage or marketplace: Insights into the dowry system in India


This article is about a marketplace, where grooms are sold to brides' families and the price of the groom in this marketplace depends on a lot of factors such as the groom's education, the bride's skin tone, religion, caste, sub-caste, etc. These deals in this marketplace are named as "Marriages". Don't think that this word is related to the... Continue Reading →

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Nuclear Energy in India


Did you know that 54% of the power generated in India is coal-based? You must be well aware of the adverse effects that use of fossil fuels has on the environment, the most significant being global warming. As the effects of global warming become more and more palpable, the search for a clean source of... Continue Reading →

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Hong Kong Protests: A Fight For Freedom


Introduction Hong Kong city, which is usually thought of as a lively place with cheerful people, has not been very lively in the past one year. It was in June 2019 that the city’s worst political crisis in decades began, and what began as just a spark grew into a nationwide fire in no time.... Continue Reading →

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Racism – The Indian Way


George Floyd’s death sent shock waves through the entire world. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained traction not just in America but India as well. We have seen it, seen it all-people who never cared enough posting black squares with the wrong hashtag, our racist acquaintances complaining about the gross injustices in America though... Continue Reading →

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Mental health during the lockdown amidst COVID-19


To save you, people, the trouble of searching the internet for data related to what are the implications of the coronavirus and the lockdown on mental health and what can be done to combat that, we at NSS IIT Delhi, have tried to pick useful data from the following links which you may enjoy reading... Continue Reading →

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The Romanticising of Violence


In recent times, violent behaviour is becoming extremely sensationalised in pop culture with movies like Kabir Singh, Fifty Shades of Grey, 365 Days, etc. as well as in pornography. The rapidly escalating aggression in these modes of entertainment, more often than not, goes unquestioned. “It’s just a movie,” is what one gets to hear if... Continue Reading →

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RELEVANCE OF GEORGE ORWELL IN THE 21st CENTURY


When I read Animal Farm in the seventh grade and Nineteen Eighty-Four in the eighth grade, I wondered if the present would ever catch up with Orwell’s future and beliefs about society. And now, I ponder upon if our world has indeed become the nightmare George Orwell once described. When his book “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was... Continue Reading →

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On the quest to find the lost Charkha


“I … claim for the Charkha the honour of being able to solve the problem of economic distress in a most natural, simple, inexpensive and business like manner….. It is the symbol of the nation's prosperity and, therefore, freedom. It is a symbol not of commercial war but of commercial peace.” There is no doubt... Continue Reading →

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When The Rainbow Flag Flies With Pride


"Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Now which seems unnatural…." -anonymous Section 377 has become history, but the LGBTQ+ youth in our country has a long way to go in terms of legal, healthcare and administrative laws. Though the Supreme Court has decriminalised homosexuality by declaring section 377... Continue Reading →

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Pandemics: History and Future


Let’s jump right in with a little background on pandemics. According to the WHO, a pandemic involves the worldwide spread of a new disease. While an epidemic remains limited to one city, region, or country, a pandemic spreads beyond national borders and possibly worldwide.   A new virus strain or subtype that easily transmits between... Continue Reading →

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The Great Plague of Athens


Mankind has had a long and arduous bout with pandemics over the past three millennia. Some of the most notable and severe pandemics include the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) (1347 - 1351), the Plague of Justinian (541 CE - 542 CE) and the Spanish Flu (1918 - 1920) [You can learn more about the history... Continue Reading →

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Humanitarian Crisis: In The Times of COVID-19


Seldom are the times we find ourselves at crossroads, in a state of perplexity. This pandemic has been a social experiment. Our society and economy will have to be rebuilt in the months to come. There is a shroud of uncertainty pertaining to our future that has to be lifted. We will be faced with... Continue Reading →

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