Category: Culture & Society


Protests at Ramjas: Recounting the fear, and outlining the future

Students believe that this issue is more than just "left vs right", and that freedom of expression is at stake. Here's a detailed, first-hand account of the developments in DU...

/ February 24, 2017

‘European culture’: A cultivated notion ?

The idea of culture, society, arts and literature for us has a vary natural connection with Europe today, it was not always so.

/ February 23, 2017

Free market: A solution for climate change?

Environment challenges are generally believed to be government's problem, can solutions come from the society and free market too?

/ February 22, 2017
The Rebel- communism

Why do Camus and Sartre differ in their view of communism

The French existentialists Sartre and Camus had a friendship that enchanted all, until they split due to opposing views on communism.

/ February 22, 2017

The behavioral economist goes to school

The education system ought to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs.

/ February 22, 2017

The African Americans and the roots of their poverty

Post emancipication, blacks had very little chance to break the cycle of poverty. The failed land destribution made sure they stay same for the next century.

/ February 22, 2017

Have the state governments turned the beer industry into a tax paying machine?

The beer industry has been suffering because of the high taxes the government has imposed, making beer more expensive than other alcohol.

/ February 22, 2017
The case of the big fat Indian wedding

An end to big fat Indian weddings?

The new Marriage Bill aimed at curbing extravagant weddings has caused an uproar in the country. Is it an honest attempt or simply a facade to disguise economic inequality in...

/ February 21, 2017

Why does the ISIS have a problem with Sufism?

The ISIS has always attacked Sufism for doctrinal, social and strategic reasons.

/ February 21, 2017
A mesmerizing account of one of Spain's most religious sites-the Abbey of Montserrat

The holy shrine of Catalonia

A mesmerizing account of one of Spain's most religious sites-the Abbey of Montserrat.

/ February 20, 2017
Japanese sleep

All work and no rest: Japan needs to work fresh, not hard

A recent study has found that Japan loses a whopping $138 billion because of sleeping less. More hours in office doesn't mean more work. Japan needs to recognize this, and...

/ February 20, 2017

The playing field is not levelled for women in the labour market

Australian research shows that there exists a huge divide in the working hours suitable for men and women before they start suffering mentally.

/ February 19, 2017

Is El Tío adding fuel to the global fire?

El Tío is increasingly becoming responsible for periods of accelerated climate change. How dangerous will it prove to be for an ill-prepared world?

/ February 19, 2017
Olympics in China

Can Beijing sustain the 2022 Olympics?

The international community seems to lack faith in China's ability to host the next Olympics. Will 2022 be China's year of reckoning? That's for the world to see.

/ February 19, 2017

The original emperor: Roger Federer and the longevity of empires

Mapping Roger Federer's historic empire over 16 years and 4 matches, covering the rise, the fall and the resurrection of this legend.

/ February 19, 2017
More than Sex Offender Registry, we need to break the silence.

The implications of a National Sex Offender Registry

While a Sex Offender Registry does make people aware of the offenders, it is unjust and is known to increase the incidence of sexual crimes.

/ February 19, 2017

All you need to know about energy conservation

Using clean, renewable energy instead of non-renewable resources is a step forward to a greener planet.

/ February 16, 2017
Alternate sources of energy

Heal the world, make it a better place

Here are the ways in which you can conserve energy and make the world a better place.

/ February 16, 2017

Are vigilantes clipping the wings of artistic freedom?

The 'Jodha-Akbar' ban in MP, Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' debacle and now, a vicious attack on Bhansali's 'Padmavati'. How far will the right-wing go to curb artistic freedom?

/ February 16, 2017
Why Morocco’s burqa ban is more than just a security measure

Morocco’s burqa ban and its aftermath

In a country whose population is 99% Muslim, what else does a burqa ban signify, other than a security measure?

/ February 16, 2017
Capital Punishment

Past and the present of Capital Punishment: Differences in evolution

Europe has a come long way by abolishing the death penalty. States in the US, however, brought these barbaric methods back. Will the US ever evolve?

/ February 15, 2017

US-Mexico wall: Towards a more isolated politics and economy

Is Trump's wall intended to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking or to preserve a way of life which is threatened ?

/ February 15, 2017

The paradox of American occupation and withdrawal in Afghanistan

America poured in a lot of funds into Afghanistan. How wise was it to induce unsustainable growth into the war-torn country's economy?

/ February 15, 2017
In spite of the Kenyan prisons being overcrowded with prisoners, its motto of 'rehabilitation and justice' makes it one of the most inspiring stories of reformation

The Kenya Prisons Service: Empowering through education

In spite of the Kenyan prisons being overcrowded with prisoners, its motto of 'rehabilitation and justice' makes it one of the most inspiring stories of reformation.

/ February 15, 2017

Karnataka’s ‘Good Samaritan law’ and the long road ahead

What is holding back the Samaritans from stepping out in the event of emergencies, particularly road accidents?

/ February 14, 2017

Why is Einstein considered the epitome of intelligence?

Here are the real attributes that have contributed to Einstein's legacy as a genius.

/ February 13, 2017
Robot looking like a human

Can artificial intelligence replace human intuition?

Amidst projections that robots will soon take over a number of human jobs, artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in the field of automated planning and is replicating human intelligence.

/ February 13, 2017

Global inequality: Held hostage to eight men?

The Oxfam Report revealed that eight men earn the same amount as the poorest half of the world. Where did we go wrong?

/ February 13, 2017
The Citizens' Whistleblowers Forum - tussle with the government?

Moving towards a safer environment for whistleblowers, are we?

Is the newly-created Citizen's Whistleblowers Forum an antidote to the present government's passivity on whistleblower-protection legislation?

/ February 13, 2017
La La Land

La La Landing at the Oscars

La La Land may be an uncommon visitor to the Oscars, but it has certainly entered shining and promises to leave even brighter.

/ February 12, 2017