Project Gutenberg: Media for the Netizens


“Our printing press is the Internet. Our coffee houses are social networks.” Project Gutenberg, founded back in 1971, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works. Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes and 41 seconds

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Two Square Meals: Life of Daily Wage Labourers


Two square meals- this is said to be the definition of the life of a daily wage labourer. But the Covid-19 lockdown just changed their definition of life from this 'two' to 'no' meal a day. Several of them fear that hunger would kill them rather than coronavirus as they are left with no means... Continue Reading →

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NAVIGATING THE WORLD THROUGH STORIES


"Life is short, and the world is wide." What better a way to explore the world but through stories and our imagination. It is our moral imperative to be dreamers, an obligation to imagine things that are different from the present. People have changed the world, crafted their future with their untamable verve.  Every culture... Continue Reading →

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We see, hear, say, and believe what we are shown on the revered platforms of social media. While we would like to believe that social media has been the key to human connection and everything good, there is a greater fear that it has done the Devil's work itself. Here is Sumakesh's art piece, 'Social... Continue Reading →

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Here is Sumakesh’s expression of himself, in the form of a beguiling digital portrait, titled ‘Mind’.He says, “As a person who has always been troubled by the smallest things, I’ve slowly begun to appreciate the complexity of our personalities. This appreciation and acknowledgment is really the first step towards actually accepting who you are. Everyone... Continue Reading →

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Understanding the Environment Impact Assessment Draft 2020


What is Environment Impact Assessment?  Environment impact assessment is a process under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, which prevents industrial and infrastructural projects from being approved without proper oversight. This process ensures that every project should go through the EIA process for obtaining prior environmental clearance.  The new draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 proposed... Continue Reading →

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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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