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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Tale of a Messy Divorce- Brexit


It finally happened on January 31, 2020—the United Kingdom (UK) ended its 47 years old political and economic partnership with the European Union (EU). The major focus area for everyone since then has become the negotiations about the EU-UK relationship that would follow after the currently existing stand-still transition period that ends on December 31,... Continue Reading →

Mental Health: Why, What and How?


The novel coronavirus pandemic led to nationwide lockdown which affected 1.3 billion lives across the nation. Due to this lockdown, consciousness towards strong immune system has increased. People are trying to boost their immunity by yoga, regular sleep cycles, healthy food and a lot more. It is commendable that people are becoming more health conscious... Continue Reading →

Arrested Development: Down the locks


In the field of medicine, the term “arrested development” was used, in 1835-1836, to mean a stoppage of physical development; the term continues to be used in the same way. However, in the UK Mental Health Act of 1983, the term “arrested development” was considered as a form of mental disorder consisting of severe mental... Continue Reading →

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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