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The Shataranji of Rangpur
16. August 2019 at 09:00
by Md. Imroz Shahriar Shaik
The main ingredient to produce Shataranji is the thread from Jute. Shataranjis are used for various purposes, such as, as wall mat, jaynamaj or simply carpet. As for design, there comes face of women, animals, shepherd, women with pitcher, boats, natural scenarios and many more. Sometimes the design is done according to the wish of the buyer.
The Shataranji (Checkered Carpet) of Rangpur is a traditional weaving artistry. Once, even to the emperors, it had special honor. The court of Mughal emperor Akbar used to be enlightened by Shataranjis. It had a use in the feast-seat of Jamindars. Along with the waterways, it was used to be exported to many countries. But time had passed with its own flow. With that flow this artistry was about to be lost even from Rangpur.

Recently this artistry has revived with its full vigor. Again, the Shataranji of Rangpur is being exported to many countries of Europe, North America etc. nowadays. Shataranjis are special type of checkered carpet. The word has come from Farsi “Shataranj”. Shataranj is the chess board. The design of Shataranji has a similarity with the chess board. So the name has taken from that word.

The weaving artistry of S...

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Life lessons with the help of some quotes by the 14th Dalai Lama
15. August 2019 at 18:47
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most famous personalities today and for all the good reasons. Not only is he famous, but he is also one of the most inspirational people as well. The things he says can prove to be life lessons for a lot of people. After all, he’s influenced by great and inspirational personalities such as Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.
Same as Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, the 14th Dalai Lama is highly quotable. His quotes can teach us a lot about life and ourselves. They can help us in developing our personality, character, and way of thinking. So, here are some quotes by the 14th Dalai Lama that sure are life lessons for us:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”
Kindness is something that’s a virtue and must be the first thing a person learns. This should happen so a person remains kind even in heated up moments. Kindness is a beautiful gift you can give to anyone and this gift can resolve the ugliest of disputes. So, we must learn how to be kind whenever possible. And the great Dalai Lama says, it is always possible.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”
If you want something with all your heart an...

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The "Us versus Them" Nightmare
11. August 2019 at 09:00
by Isiaka A Kromah
The human mind has a tendency to categorize people into social groups. And often these social groups can create an “Us vs. Them” mentality toward people who may be different than us in some ways, whether it’s race, gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status.It is about time that we as people hold together if we want to forge ahead as a Nation , We will have to work together to achieve the common good for us all.
In a country such as ours(Liberia) our progress has been stagnated due to this mentality we all have developed as people .This Mentality has and will continue to be a major obstacle to our development and progress as people . This Mentality of The Congo and Native , The Citizen and Non citizen, The literate and The illiterate , The Powerful and the powerless , The ruling and the opposition, The Leaders and the masses .This Mentality has brought more harms than Good .

The notion of We are the original owners and they are just foreigner is not a modern ideology .It started before Independence in 1847 . Numerous battles were fought between the Settler and the native ,because certain group of people behaved more superior to the other ,bringing us back to the ‘’Us versus Them ‘’scenarios .Numerous battles were fought to show certain people...

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Too much of anything is bad
09. August 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
I wasn’t always the happy man I am today. There have been a lot of tragic incidents in my life and I’m not hesitant to share them with people. I was born into a poor family in Chandigarh. My mother was a housewife and my father worked in a medical store. Times were so bad that the monthly income of my whole family was hardly $75.
I was frequently bullied and picked on because of the harsh financial state of my family. I felt like there was nothing good in my life and I wanted to make major changes very fast. I decided to pay full attention to my studies as I wanted to become capable enough to support my family. Well, I guess life doesn’t let you live that easily. When I was 13 years old, my mother left me and my father alone.

Soon after that, my father fell ill and my academic performance started to decline. I started staying at home all the time for taking care of my father. I still remember how sad I used to get and how much I cried while sitting in a dark empty corner. After that, I started living with my uncle who was a very strict man. Sometimes, he would even beat me up for no reason. And he was drunk during all of the beating sessions. He didn’t have a f...

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Some quotes by Mahatma Gandhi that can teach us a lot
08. August 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a great freedom fighter and a Lawyer of India and he played a major role in the independence of the country. He wanted to follow the path of ‘non-violence’ in order to get freedom for his country. He is a true role model for everyone and we can all learn a lot from him.
The things he did were great and the things he said were impactful. Indians pay their respects to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by calling him Mahatma Gandhi or Gandhiji. Many are inspired by the things he said and I will be sharing some of his most inspiring quotes.

Not only will I be sharing these quotes, but I’ll also explain their meaning. So, here are some quotes by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that can teach a lot about life:

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”
Mahatma Gandhi is referring to violence here. If we revert to violent behavior with violence, there’ll be no difference between us and the person who initiated the violence. The same can be said for abusive verbal behavior: if someone disrespects you by saying something offensive and you retaliate in a similar manner, there’ll be no difference betw...

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To be like you
08. August 2019 at 09:00
by Jubilee Floren
While wishing to be someone better there is one out there wishing to be like you
I see myself nothing
But I see you wonderful

I see myself very low
And see you very high.
I wish I am you
I wish I am not me.

But, as I went town
Someone wishes to be me
Someone sees me very high
Someone sees me wonderfully.

Someone wishes
To be the person I am right now.
But my wishes is to be like you.

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Some more Buddha quotes to rejuvenate you with positivity
07. August 2019 at 09:01
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
In addition to one of my previous articles, I decided to explain some more quotes by Buddha that are sure to bring peace to your chaos. Since there are a plethora of quotes out there by Buddha, it’s only fair that we take motivation from a lot of them. After all, it’s Buddha and we know that we can learn a lot from his teachings.

Just like the first seven, even these quotes have helped me a lot in my life by bringing me positivity. So, here are some more quotes by the great Buddha:


“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”

No matter how much you lie to yourself or anybody else, the truth will always be the truth. The sun stays hidden in the night and comes out in the day… The moon stays hidden in the day and comes out in the night. In a similar fashion, the truth might stay hidden for a short span of time, but it’ll eventually come out. So, just accept the truth a...

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Turning your lust to love
07. August 2019 at 09:00
by Meshach Idoko
Lust: fulfilling sin’s (flesh’s) desire…Love: fulfilling God’s desire…Main Texts: 2 Peter 1:7 and Luke 18:27 (NIV)“…and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.” (2 Peter 1:7)Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)You can channel those emotions to fulfil God’s desire instead of fulfilling the desires of your flesh. God gave you emotions for a purpose. Use it to fulfil His purpose.
You can channel those emotions to fulfil God’s desire instead of fulfilling the desires of your flesh. God gave you emotions for a purpose. Use it to fulfil his purpose. Have you ever lusted after something or someone? Have you had a ‘crush’ on someone before? Do you know you can turn that desire or lust into love? Do you know you can use those emotions or feelings to fulfil God’s purpose?

Growing up from childhood, this is one major challenge that we all faced. We all have the desire to live a righteous life but there comes this ‘emotions’ wrestling us and we are like ‘why all this?’ Many of us have come to the point of saying “oh God I don’t struggle with anything in this life, I don’t really have anything weighing me down, I don’t steal, I won’t lie, I don’t disobey, I don’t keep malice, I don’t fight, and so on and so forth but whe...

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How to maintain a positive mindset
07. August 2019 at 09:00
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
One of the biggest challenges faced by today’s youth is mental stress. There can be a plethora of reasons for this stress such as problems at work, studies, peer pressure, and many many more. It’s very important to maintain a positive mindset in order to live happily without facing any stress. Keeping a positive mindset is not that hard and there are a lot of ways in which it can be done.

I still remember the time when I started working and was constantly going through a lot of stress because of many reasons. Be it my love life or my work, I was getting stressed out from everywhere and I felt an urgent need for some space from all the things that were stressing me out. I really wanted to change the way I worried about everything until I realized that the key was to change my lifestyle.


Through the amazing process of self-exploration, I was able to figure out some ways to get rid of all the stress in my life. One after the other, I kept thinking of these ways and applied them to my life and BAM! All of my stress was gone. Here are some suggestions for you to control...

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Things I learned from depression
06. August 2019 at 09:03
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
This is the story of the darkest time of my life. The time when I felt like I had nothing left. After I was left unloved and heartbroken. That time proved to be my best teacher. This was when I went through the most feared emotion of all… depression!!

In one of my previous articles, I have already talked about the events of my final year in college/my love life and how it all went downhill. I have already mentioned in that article that I was left sad and depressed. And I got out of it by finding my passion for traveling and writing. However, I didn’t mention the details of my depression and what all I learned from it. So, here we go.


I was very tensed and depressed after the events that took place during my last year in college. I knew that I was in depression. I refused to eat, stopped talking to friends, denied having fun, and lost a considerable amount of weight. She was all I thought about during that time and no other thou...

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Stress: What it did to me and how I got rid of it
06. August 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
In today’s busy and chaotic world, it’s normal for everyone to get stressed out. While some people are able to cope with their stress, others might have some difficulties. The same was the case with me when I just started my career as a photographer. I think saying “do what you love to do and work won’t feel like work” is a huge misconception. I am saying this because the same wasn’t true in my case.

I don’t believe in saying things without experiencing them and I’m saying these things because I have experienced them. I was 18 and I had just completed my schooling. I didn’t want to join a university as I had already found my passion for photography. I knew that I wanted to pursue my passion for photography and do something with that in life. So, I decided to skip higher education and start a photography shop.


I gathered the money I had saved up from clicking pictures of my schoolmates. I rented a small shop and started my very own photoshop. At that moment, I felt like I was on the top of the world and nothing could bring me down. Well, I was wrong. Before I realized it, I sta...

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5 Natural Ways To Replace Antidepressants
05. August 2019 at 09:00
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
One of the most common mental health problems is anxiety and while most of you might not think of it as a huge problem, it can prove to be very harmful. Anxiety is excessive worry about day to day happenings. And it’s common nowadays because of the chaotic world we live in. Being a little anxious can be good as it shows that you are careful, however, the level of anxiety shouldn’t exceed to a dangerous level.

Most people who suffer from anxiety prefer taking antidepressants in order to cope with their anxiety. It does work, however, excessive use can be very harmful. Guess what, people do end up using an excessive amount of antidepressants because they think that doing so will help them in getting rid off the anxiety completely.


This is a huge misconception as antidepressants only give temporary results. After all, they have drugs in them and each and every drug can prove to be addictive if used regularly. So, a desperate measure turns into an addiction which is even more harmful than the disease itself.



Another reason for the same is that peop...

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How To Make Your Job Interesting Again
04. August 2019 at 11:11
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Getting bored with your job is a normal thing, however, keeping it that way can lead you to the feeling of quitting the job. Nobody wants that as a stable job is very hard to find these days. I can understand what you are going through as even I worked in a company for more than four years.

It was a local newspaper and I was hired as an editor. At first, it was fun as I loved writing and editing, however, after a year or so it became very repetitive and boring. I had to write and edit similar articles every day and it was getting super boring. I felt like quitting that job until I figured out some ways to make my job interesting.


These are tested (by me) ways to improve your interest in your job. So, grab your agendas, mark your goals, and get ready to improve your working experience with these ways:


Try Changing Your Routine

Working according to the same...

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Sometimes, Going Easy Is The Right Thing To Do
04. August 2019 at 10:56
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
We all know that hard work is important and dedication towards what you do gets you where you want to reach. Most of us function with this thought in the mind with our sight set on the ultimate goal of success. But, one of the biggest mistakes we all make is not taking a breather/break. And even if we do, we tend to go back to work quickly.

It doesn’t only exhaust your body and mind, it even affects your skills resulting in unsatisfactory results. I know that feeling as the same thing happened to me when I just started my career in photography.


I was just 19-years-old and I hella happy because I had just discovered my love for photography and I always felt like clicking pictures. It wasn’t long after that when I became a workaholic. I used to spend hours working without thinking about my health. By 21, I forgot about everything else and just focused on my photography.


I literally started working for 16-17 hours a day and this w...

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Invest In Youth Capacity Building to get the Liberia we all want
27. July 2019 at 12:07
by Isiaka A Kromah
Youth people are very important in nation building . If we as people are to progress, we must invest  in young people capacity building which could yield a higher outcome .  Therefore, at the heart of Liberia's peacebuilding and development process and objectives must lay the ultimate and overriding goal of a youth-centered approach(investing in the young Generation )

Invest In Youth Capacity Building to get the Liberia we all want


I write this not as a partisan of any political party, neither having an interest in being one, but as a young Liberian, a patriotic citizen and a concious minded youth who want the progress of this nation to have a large change on young generations of Liberian's. It has been too long a year we as people have struggled just to put an end to the suffering we have faced over the periods of time.

We have always believed that if we change leadership as people, ...

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Workout and Positivity
27. July 2019 at 12:04
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
If you have ever struggled with seeking positivity in your life, you know how hard it is to stay positive when your mind keeps hitting you with negativity. People spend years looking for a way to inject their minds with positivity and fail to understand that the answer might just be a few blocks away from their home. The permanent solution to this dilemma is… going to the gym!!

Just saying things without any experience is not my habit and I have experienced what I’ve written in the above paragraph. There was a time in my life when I was the lowest of my lows. I was 17 at that time and I felt like nothing good is ever gonna happen to me. I used to feel so negative that I lock myself in my room and wouldn’t dare going out thinking that nothing good was going to come out of it.


I felt like this because I lost my parents at an early age and since then, I started thinking that the fates are not good to me and I’ll have to live like this. I used to think that only bad things can happen in my life. I still remember the time when I held my first camera and that ...

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Coworking And Innovation Hub: iCampus Liberia Model
27. July 2019 at 12:01
by Janet M Kamara
The last few decades could be regarded as a digital dispensation of innovation and cutting-edge technologies in Africa. Africa's tech growth is inching north because professionals are not only attempting to learn and adopt new ideas on a rolling basis but are also finding intelligent ways to integrate those creative ideas across Africa.

The last few decades could be regarded as a digital dispensation of innovation and cutting-edge technologies in Africa. Africa's tech growth is inching north because professionals are not only attempting to learn and adopt new ideas on a rolling basis, but are also finding intelligent ways to integrate those creative ideas across Africa, creating a platform for youths on the continent to learn and apply modern information, communication technologies (ICT) to drive creativity and development. 


Africa's  ICT innovation hubs, however,  differ in perspectives from their global mates.  

For instance, African innovation tech-hubs basically tend to b...

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Haiku Collection
27. July 2019 at 11:54
by Md. Imroz Shahriar Shaik
A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. A haiku is considered to be more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression. Take a look at the following examples of traditional and modern haiku poems to see what we mean.

Water was necessary.

"Boom!!"

A red river flowed.

   ****

She screams.

Then she cries.

The world smiles.

  ****       

Addicted to drug.

Nothing could heal.

She was the only cure.

   ****

Letters were written.

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Why Danish People Are The Happiest People In The World
11. July 2019 at 23:50
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
According to two recent scientific studies, the people of Denmark are the happiest people in the world. The media's attention to this issue has led the Danish people to talk about it. If you would’ve asked the reason for the happiness and satisfaction with life of Danish people three years ago, they would probably have looked at you in a glimpse of what this question is.

But today, in response to such a question, most Danes are likely to offer a variety of reasons for their happiness with a smile of satisfaction. However, it took several years for the Danish people to believe that they are the happiest people in the world. Denmark is a country on the shores of the northwestern continent of Europe with a population of over 5 million people with most of its population being of Danish descent. In the past, many people in the world thought that the lives of the people of the northern Europian region were very uneasy and, for example, Denmark was a country with high suicide and depression rates.


But two recent scientific studies that have taken place o...

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Songs Can Have A Positive Effect On Your Life
08. July 2019 at 11:08
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Songs are more than just a way of entertainment. I can say this because I have experienced it and I want others to understand the same. Different kinds of songs have different effects, however, only if you listen to the lyrics and feel the music properly. The key is to try and listen to the lyrics of every song you come across and then decide which ones make you feel good and create a positive outlook for you.
Songs are more than just a way of entertainment. I can say this because I have experienced it and I want others to understand the same. Different kinds of songs have different effects, however, only if you listen to the lyrics and feel the music properly. There are many songs that help me every day in keeping a positive mindset. The key is to try and listen to the lyrics of every song you come across and then decide which ones make you feel good and create a positive outlook for you.


I’m about to tell you about a time when I wasn’t introduced to photography and there was another niche in my life that brought a lot of positivity in my life.


I had just lost my p...

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7 Empowering Women Of India
08. July 2019 at 10:55
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Women empowerment has become one of the biggest movements in India nowadays and many Indian women have proven to be the building blocks of the movement. With their pure passion for their work and their good deeds, they are very well a true inspiration for everyone.

Most of them are known and respected throughout the world and some of them are historical figures and most definitely, all of them will be remembered forever. I myself take a lot of inspiration from these empowering women and want each and every woman in the world to know about them and be inspired by them.


These 7 women are truly role models for every woman in the world and we can all learn a lot from them (Yes! Even the men). So, without further delay, let’s get started on the list:


Mother Teresa


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The Difference Between Feminism And Misunderstood Feminism
01. July 2019 at 20:59
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
OK, before I get chased by a group of women holding pitchforks, let me get one thing clear, I respect those who deserve it and I do believe that men and women should be treated equally. That’s the true meaning of feminism. Protesting against the ideology that men are superior or better than women, that’s feminism. Turning it the other way around by saying that women are better than men, that’s misunderstood feminism.

Now, I’m in full support of feminism as I think that the original movement did make a difference by giving women equal rights as that of men. And I’m with the men and women who still support the ideology of equal rights for men and women. Also, I do understand that women do not feel safe going out at night and that’s because of the things many men have done in the past.


However, pinning it on a whole gender is not the sensible thing to do. Most of the women today who call themselves feminists, believe in statements like ‘all men are dogs’. Yes, I’m not making this up. I’ve heard women who call themselves feminists saying this phrase over and over again. Let me just ask you one sim...

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Artistic wonders in the Frari Church and the Scuola di San Rocco
01. July 2019 at 20:54
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Venice has abundant art treasures. Many cover the walls of the city's elegant gallery, the Accademia, but the best still remains in the places where they were painted: the churches and palaces of the Renaissance. This is an excellent guide to Whatsonwhen's favorite masterpieces, yet to be found in their original homes.

Like the great city-state itself, Venice's Renaissance painters developed along unique lines. They were great colorists, more sensuous, and less austere than their Florentine and Roman counterparts. They tempered the sculptural monumentality of Michelangelo with a Byzantine exoticism of lush coloring and, in the case of Tintoretto, dramatically looser brushwork. Their work is about light and color. Their sense of fragile mortality seems poignantly suited to a city that is sinking and decaying, ever at risk from the floods that will one day surely destroy it.


Three artists stand out: Giovanni Bellini

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Effect of Political Instability on Entrepreneurship and Economy
01. July 2019 at 20:52
by Noor Fatima
In the societies with poor democratic norms, i.e. in many countries of the world, political instability is the most horrible phantom that swallow up all business forecast, time management, targets, resources, encouragement, decision making powers of entrepreneurs.

Having an idea to establish a new business is the most inspirational and people who initiate it are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship can change our way of living and thinking, and helps us innovate new ideas.  If it gets successful they get to earn money and more new jobs are created for the community. Being in charge of yourself, you could make your own decisions and be a boss of your own is a wonderful mania.  You could be able to create something new and earn by this mean. Entrepreneurship idea is based to believe that taking risk to some points is necessary because if we never hit the ball, we can’t say that we did not make a goal. To achieve a goal, one should become a player to learn the next strategy of the game.  It works like the healthy financial life line of a country’s economy.

Like in ...

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Social Parasites Endangering the Survival of Pakistan
22. June 2019 at 01:25
by Zulfiqar Ali Ramzan
Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has faced various issues from social inequality, political instability, to economic disparity. These issues have been and are still thwarting the growth of Pakistan. Unless social inequalities creating hindrance to the growth of Pakistan are eradicated, peace and prosperity cannot be effectively achieved.

Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has faced various issues from social inequality, political instability, to economic disparity. These issues have been and are still thwarting the growth of Pakistan. To this, many such measures were taken to eradicate this menace. However, stability in the country is still a distant dream. Pakistan has been bestowed upon by nature many natural resources. Unfortunately, they have been unevenly distributed by the elite class of society, creating social inequality. Moreover, politicians and their personnel have won seats on the rhetoric that they will bring social equality and justice in society. On this point, the country’s various governments have, in particular, failed to provide the fundamental rights to its people. And unless these inequalities are eradicated, peace and prosperity for this countr...

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How Great Thou Art
14. June 2019 at 15:06
by Christopher Tawiah-mensah
How beautiful is the mind's eye? We connect dots with acrylic and canvas, understand the meanings behind the curves and crevices. Nod our heads to the smell of oil paint on the antiques at the gallery, but fail to comprehend that a white flag does not only signify victory, but an act of surrender too.

If paintings could say everything on a 24 × 40 cm board, I would be the opposite of not being an artist. The flow, the glow, the soul, the whole, the excitement, the tranquility amidst fulfilment, O me, O God! Paint me a rose and thorn my stems- leave me imperfect. Wall my walls with humanity and save me an inn to live in. At least thence I would tell my stories outside a frame. Outside acrylic. Outside canvas.


Howbeit that a painting be more peaceful than sunshine and safer than moonlight yet spring from a taunting mind? Maybe art cares less about our insecurities. Maybe she does care. Maybe the pose of the wired lady with beads on her waist and ankle is erotic rather than an epitome of pain. Maybe the Yin and Yang symbol was just drawn to be an emblem of unity rather than the light and darkness, or masculine and femi...

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UDUS Management Bane Indecent Dressing
14. June 2019 at 15:05
by Yasir Ibrahim
One of the notable values of Africa is its rich cultural background, and as such, there is no time in our history that indecent dressing can be linked to our heritage. The depth of this ungodly and morally-repugnant attitude is sunk deeply in tertiary institutions.

The management are beginning to express fears over the spate of indecent dressing on our campus, especially by ladies, noting this phenomenon, that was once alien to Africa, is gradually becoming a norm and is contributing to the increase in the rate of immorality and other ills plaguing the society and campus.

Recalled that, the management through the student affairs division in collaboration with the security unit ordered the men in blue (Security) to be chasing back to hostel any student seen dress indecently. The men in blue are mounted at various corner in the university at early hour of the day assessing the outfits of every students particularly ladies.

One of the notable values of Africa is its rich cultural background, and as such, there is no time in our history that indecent dressing can be linked to our heritage...

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Fantastic Readers and Where to Find Them
11. June 2019 at 12:27
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
This generation has everything at their disposal and yet are plagued by multiple matters and distractions all at once that makes it harder for them to sit down and focus on one thing. But if anything is a guarantee, it is the understated fact that this world has never ceased in its supply of fantastic readers , it is simply a matter of time to find them.

       By the end of the year 2019, it is estimated that 7.7 billion individuals will inhabit the Earth and from that statistic, a sizeable 32% belongs to the multitasking, globally competitive and technologically – attached young adults under the banner of the Generation Z (Gen Z).

           Spanning from the late 90s to the early 2000s, Gen Z upholds a reputation for being digital natives --- the kind that has powerful digital tools and transformative tech innovations at its beck and call. Studies reveal that the Gen Z acquire their first phone by the time they reach the age of 10 and further research notes that 12% spend 15 hours on their phones each day and this occurs at a global scale....

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Why Indian Youth Is Going Through So Much Of Mental Stress
03. June 2019 at 10:18
by Kunal Bansal Chandigarh
Mental Stress is one of the biggest challenges faced by Indian youth nowadays. It can be due to studies, work, family, and many other reasons. Sure, working hard or excelling in studies will get you good results, but what good will it do if you won’t be happy with the way your life is going. Below is the list of the main reasons for mental stress in Indian youth.
  • Education System


Ok, before you lash out on me, I’m not blaming the whole education system of the country. I’m just pointing out some aspects of the education system that result in mental stress in the youth.


The reservation system: The reservation system in India depends upon the cast of the people. According to the reservation system, 50% of quota in government jobs and education will be reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Thi...

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Building People, Smashing Stereotypes
03. June 2019 at 10:18
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
Across borders, gender stereotypes still are a prevailing form of discrimination that belittles people and sets limits for them that prohibits them from reaching their ultimate potential in such a way that should be culturally unacceptable and nullified as we achieve a modern state of living. More than ever, gender stereotypes present a challenge towards achieving unity and understanding disparity which is what this article hopes to shed light on

In society, a major influence in the way people act or express themselves lies in how people in the community perceive their roles to be. For example, mainstream entertainment casts female actors to portray affectionate, dramatic or even flirtatious characters often wearing frilly dresses or those that depict the feminine nature of fashion whereas male actors are represented as apathetic, guarded or even sadistic. The preconceived notions and beliefs regarding the attributes or characteristics that must be possessed by a particular gender are known as gender stereotyping.

         Gender stereotype, in its most harmful form, limits the capacity of genders to optimize their skills and take on opportunities simply because it goes aga...

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