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Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
11. March 2019 at 09:00
by Anubhav Harsh
Women empowerment is the ultimate need of the hour to witness the ideal notion of gender equality in the world. Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. Anyone in this world, is entitled to live life with dignity and freedom and without any kind of fear, regardless of gender.

It is a natural way and the only way. No one comes into this world by his choice of gender. So, naturally, gender based discrimination has to be of no existence. But, unfortunately, the gender inequality exists in the world. Gender equality is something that we have strived for, for a long time. Be it in terms of gender roles, right to education, right to reproduction decisions, etc. The times have changed tremendously, but much more needs to be done. Gender inequality acknowledges the fact that being of a different gender leads to difference in lived experiences.

  

Women empowerment is the ultimate key to achieve our goal of gender equality. Only if we will be able to let women enjoy the same rights, choices and freedom, then our society will be ideal as it should be. Empowering women is also an indispensable to...

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The girl known by many names.
08. March 2019 at 21:40
by Apurva Mane
But she wasn't really the normal girl. Big fuzzy hair, dark skin, no idea of what she is wearing and why, don't know how to talk to other people were some of her attributes. Clearly, she felt she is not the most beautiful girl in the room everyone can die for.. But she knew that there is something about her so much more attractive than any of others...

Once I knew this girl who was known by many names in the society. Names that were given to her by different people with different flaws, different habits, and different thoughts. Some were her relatives, some were family members, some were friends, and some were boys having no other logical work to do obviously! They all gave her names as per their amenity. She on the other hand, gathered all of it and tried to do her best with all her vulnerabilities.


I can tell you she wasn't just a normal girl. Yeah yeah she loved to read books, eat cakes n chocolates, dance in bathroom laughing on her own which makes her quite normal. But she wasn't really that of normal. Big fuzzy hair, dark skin, no idea of what she was wearing and why, don't know how to talk to others were some of her attributes. Living like a wallflower wasn't ...

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Role of Mohit Bansal In women empowerment
08. March 2019 at 09:03
by Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
Women are equal to men in every aspect. It is just that both have different bodies and different biological needs. But still she is not provided the environment to speak up about the sexual abuse. Mohit Bansal from Chandigarh is an active socialist who strongly believes in women empowerment. He inspires every women to step out from the shadow of people’ judgement and make choices in the light of their wisdom

Mohit Bansal Chandigarh is an entrepreneur and a renowned photographer from India. Born in 1988, Mohit was into photography from a very early age. He has received a lot of awards throughout his career because of his excellent work. He is often regarded as one of the best photographers in India. From wedding photographs to capturing birthday moments, he does everything related to the photography. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh has worked with famous personalities like Mary Ellen Mark during the start of his career. Apart from photography, he shares a love for nature and wildlife and he often takes photographs of nature as much as he can.



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I saw you again
14. February 2019 at 09:00
by Jubilee Floren
Can someone notice a lonely Girl? Don`t lock yourself up in your room, open it and you`ll see the light you`ve been seaking.
I saw you
In the dark room
Doors were closed.

Don`t you have plans
to atleast
open the door?

I guess.
It is just you
Who locks up himself.


Another year has come,
A little sunlight reaches my room.
As the window opens
The wind blows on my face.

Another year has come,
No sunlight reaches my room.
The window no longer be opened
The winds no longer be felt.

Alone again,
Sitting in the corner
Wishing someone
To save me in this room. ...
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My suicide: destroying our planet
12. February 2019 at 12:24
by Omkareshwar Jha
"Me" when you read this 2 letter word you said yourself. Tell me how it feels like. It's a sucide "my sucide"!! Now tell me how it feels while you read. Who's responsible?? Aren't you too.
This is the deepest blow of died emotion from my heart. That why "I" have to write it today. "I" means "you" yourself. Doing sucide every day. Today we can dare to say moon will be our home, someday mars will be our home, Kepler-438B planet be our home .....& a lot more. Why they don't dare to say that they save my home "my earth" that is our home.

We as innovators do invent & that ability is fantabulous but why they destroy my home "my earth". I'm not going to listen your non-sense logics because you are pushing me to the death. The tests of nuclear weapons they call it security & defence. That's the silly mistake even a kid knows that it hurts, it hurts my earth it is killing us everyday. No matter who do that, no matter why they do that, no matter when they do that......
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The reawakening evil of rape in Nigeria
02. February 2019 at 09:01
by Abdulrahman Abdulganiyu
It is unarguably, that everyone in this country( boys and girls, men and women, male and female) is entitled to self dignity, liberty and shall not be subjected to inhumane treatment and non should be deprived nor shunned, castigated and violated by any individual individual however high so ever or how low so ever placed.
The Laws of our country are rightly Placed and have laid relative punishment for violation.This right and protection is for all but it is so sadden that in this era of advancement such right and dignity are being deprived.

In order to let this article reach its peak, I will like to bring to the fore a term "rape". To partake among those patriotic people , those aiming and intending good for the country and seek and hope its eradication, I intend to give a brief definition of rape and its causes.

In a nutshell, rape is a Threat, Intimidation,force to have Sexual Intercourse or other sexual Activity upon another Person, without his/her Consent. Rape has become a global ill, so far that it is clear to every current reader what am trying to portray in this art. As I am writing, it has gotten to a stage that every morning ...
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Qualities of a good student
01. February 2019 at 09:00
by Meshach Idoko
What makes a student good has to do with a lot of factors. But this article seeks to expound on the qualities of a good student. These qualities will improve every student learning capacity whether for a classroom or life.
There are different but similar definitions of who a student is. But, generally, the word ‘student’ denotes someone who is learning.

According to the Simple English Wikipedia, a student is a person who is learning something. Students can be children, teenagers, or adults who are going to school, but it may also be other people who are learning, such as in college or university. A younger student is often called a pupil. Usually, students will learn from a teacher or a lecturer if at university. They also do much reading. A student can also be a person studying for a specific profession. Where the teaching is called “training” the student may be called a “trainee.” (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student)

Whatever level or field, a student is a student, because he or she has subject him/her self...
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That's "You"
01. February 2019 at 09:00
by Omkareshwar Jha
That's you. Me or anybody else can't tell you better then the mirror of yourself. That can see itself with closed eyes.... Come a little deep today & it will start something new from today!!
We today live in harmonious world today. That project that everything is fine.
I'm willing you to give a reference from an old Hindi movie that is everybody's experience.

"Bura kije, Bura hoga ; Bhala kije Bhala hoga. Yahi likh-likh ke kya hoga. ...." & the song goes on. Let me first translate it with best of my knowledge. It means "When we do good, good happens; When we do bad, Bad will happen. So why to write it over & over again.. ...."

I'm not talking about morality, I'm strictly speaking on the basis of the logic. Because the people's who read this all relate humanity not morality. Don't look at me like that haha let me complete then i accept your judgement with my knees down.

Imagine a real life scene with closed eyes & deep breath with absolute neutrality. Imagine that there is a place w...
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Influence of mass media on society: an islamic point of view
28. January 2019 at 11:31
by Yasir Ibrahim
This article looks into the problem emanates from the mass media and how it affects our religion.Mass media is generally known as the channels through which messages are sent and received between the sender and the receiver. It involves the use of different technological processes that facilitates effective communication between large number of people. The mass media is a fundamental part of our contemporary life saddled with onerous task, as one of the agent of socialization.
In the name of Allah, the most Glorious, the most Merciful. Verily the best of speech is the book of Allah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (S.A.W) The worst of affairs is the newly invented affairs in the religion and every newly invented affair in the religion is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the hell fire. May Allah protect us.

If you look at the definition of social media you will find that it is the interaction amongst people in which they create, share, or exchange information, and idea in virtual communities and network. And Islam appreciate and welcome all forms of advancement as far as it does not go against the teaching of Muhammad (S.A.W) so my brothers and sisters if we look at the time of Prophet most of the people are unlettered that means they rely on memo...
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How incessant robbery attacks poses security threat to Nigerian community
24. January 2019 at 10:20
by Alfred Olufemi
Residents of Ile-Ife, Osun state of Nigeria, have been assaulted, sustained injuries and lost valuables to Incessant cases of robbery attacks. The menace has been on the high side in recent times, Alfred Olufemi can report.
In the last four weeks, more than six houses were confirmed to have been invaded by burglars. However, the affected houses are situated in student- dominated areas such as Parakin, Asherifa, Adesanmi and Ibadan road.

Recall that in December last year, it was reported that a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Abiodun Babatola was murdered by armed robbers while phones, laptops and other valuables were carted away in Adam and Eve hostel, a private hostel facility.

In the words of the caretaker of the hostel, Mr. Sunday, who corroborated Premium Times report on the murder, “the deceased only came to visit a friend but it was saddening that he was stabbed in the head while other valuables were stolen. It was a day I cannot forget.”

Meanwhile, this correspondent gathered that, a group of bandits invaded a duplex along...
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I don`t need YOU! pt. 2
21. January 2019 at 09:01
by Mary Joy Orola
'No man is an Island!' This saying has been used and passed on from one human civilization to another. It is so because man was not meant to be an island because the world where in we are planted is relational and anything otherwise is regarded an aberration!
’…See, I don’t do well with people not because I don’t want to but life experiences have made me wise, so I stay off! More so, I have found out that I am a melancholic and have a little bit of choleric in me, so I don’t butt into people’s lives; I let them live their lives while I live mine.”

The statement above was made in a conversation and the question that popped up in my mind was: ”How do you live then?” Really, living is beyond existing or surviving; it is being WHOLE and that requires relationship’

Yes, it is a known thing that we came from different backgrounds and have different personality traits; it is also true that we all have experiences that we might have gone through or still going through that possibly would want us to not give a ‘damn’ about p...
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Pilferers of fortune: of the girl-child and sexual predators
18. January 2019 at 15:26
by Abiodun Jamiu Sulaiman
It was a shocker. An incendiary bomb was at the verge of exploding. It was an unprovoked outburst of emotions; a spontaneous show of a value-impoverished society. To be sure, I zoomed the content of the news I was reading as I worked my phone through the Cyberspace.
It was not a conflict situation, but much more. And most unspeakable of all. The headline sent a pulse, I shivered and trembled. It was about a catastrophe looming, waiting to explode if nothing is urgently done to reverse its unprecedented accelerating pace.

From time primordial, man has lived in the lair of his own conceit. Women are subjected to oppressive living. Doubly disadvantaged by gender discrimination and all sort of gender based violences. Their education are often compromised and are always at grave health risks, and threatened by violence. However, a lawless society is a sin-free society. Successive governments, over the years, have silenced our cries - an unruly sun that withered and robbed the compound petals of her fragrances, and the malfeasance that soiled our pride. Their views and concerns remained the incomplete ...
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Nigeria Students: silent victims of ASSU strike
17. January 2019 at 09:03
by Nurudeen Akewushola Yahaya
The article is about the ongoing ASUU strike that disrupts the academic activities in all Nigeria universities and emphasises the effect of the strike on students.
When negotiations cannot solve the problem between two parties in conflict, the matter will be prolonged until one party bows to the pressure of the other or a third party intervenes. The above aptly describes the ongoing face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

We should recall that the last meeting between the two parties ended without any resolution. Though issues discussed were not disclosed to the public, but those who know the action and its interpretative meaning could guess right that: the government may wish to re-enact its deceitful method to lure the angry lecturers, while the lecturers may not be ready to dance to the tune of government’s deception again.

The presidency even confessed to the public that the lecturers’ demands are valid, but thereafter adopte...
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Drug Addiction is Deadly
15. January 2019 at 09:11
by Mohamed Okash
Humans love drugs because of its addiction; they sell their health, their souls, and their physical organs even their own children just to get to their beloved narcotics. Globally, 3.3 million die each year for the use harmful alcohol and some 31 had drug use addictions (WHO, 208).Putting place a restrict rules is inviable to reduce and prevent the growing number of the young people effecting the drugs. Accessible Drug tests should be widely used in Work Places, schools and college and many others places in order to limit the drug usage and its addiction. Drugs are dangerous and deadly.
Humans love drugs. A statement so trues it’s almost an understatement. Humans love drugs because of its addiction; they sell their health, their souls, and their physical organs even their own children just to get to their beloved narcotics. The appeal of drugs is very difficult to ignore; they provide an escape from the troubles of the real world, from all the disappointments, failures and insecurities to a surreal almost abstract representation of the real world where punches on you don't land, insecurities vanish, your worries disappear and you simply are the king of the world. Mind-altering narcotics work in an extremely different variety of ways. Some are called depressants, they slow down the function of the brain by slowing down the messages going to and from the brain, and they give a mellow relaxed feeling. They include alc...
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What An Abundant Life in Present
13. January 2019 at 15:57
by Muhammad Bilal Tahir
Living a meaningful life isn’t a goal to be achieved in future or an event from the past that gives us the feeling that we have lived an abundant life. Instead, the art of living an abundant life comes from the present. The question of living an abundant life is usually formed in a way in which the subject is asked if he or she will have lived the abundant life when they get old. Many human beings die a sudden, tragic death in a very young age.
Because the time of death is not fixed, instead of questioning if we will be able to live an abundant life, we should question if we are living an abundant life in present. The honor/identity that you are born with, the willingness of attaining knowledge, search of true love, and the struggle to achieve all of these things help a human being living an abundant life in present.

Human beings are born with certain identities that they continue to live with for the rest of their lives. Such identities include tribes, casts, religions, ethnicity, family background, and social status.. The honor of being born in a particular family or religion has shaped the way we view the world. It also brings for us the responsibility of achieving our dreams while staying honorable under the guidelines of our family ideology. While discussing the matter...
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Narrative of a Yali Beneficiary - A call for youth awakening in Leadership
09. January 2019 at 09:06
by Esimaje Michael Onoseme
My eyperienece as a participant of the Yali RLC Accra Program Online Chort 7 Experience.
Key take away from the program
My key take away from the program is never start a business to make money but to solve a problem and provide a solution. This I learnt from one of the sessions on entrepreneurship.

Challenges or possible reasons for discouragement e.g the attitude of the organizers, your internship or community Service
My biggest challenge during the program was the uncertainty that enveloped the program from start to finish. From the postponement of kick off to the change in the layout--- that is we were promised that we have a 5 weeks of online and 1week onsite training at the Regional Leadership Centre Accra. It was really hard to plan around the program. But thankfully I was one of the few people who completed the program against the odds.

Future plans from here</...
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Be happy
14. December 2018 at 09:02
by Mahmoud Fakhry
If you were looking for sadness then welcome to my world, if want fake smiles then welcome to my world, if you are looking for any un-honest, non-coming from the heart then hello to my damn world. Is that a little aggressive? I don’t care.
For every moment I spent sadly I write to you hoping you a great life. I don’t care anymore, every moment I spent sadly is because of you, don’t act like innocent cause you are faking my friend. Don’t make yourself as society’s victim cause you ’re not either me, we are ourselves, victims, we are the one who’s killing ourselves. And you know what.

I am not blaming you, my dear friend, the only one I am blaming is myself that had believed in the existence of good. No there is no in this world to be more specific no one is making the life good for you, you are fighting alone, in your life’s battle and in others battle. Even if you were 60 years old and you don’t know the truth of human being, then you are a kid.

So, listen to me kid you are the reason of your sadness and your happiness...
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Flowers
13. December 2018 at 09:02
by Malik Saad
This article is based on the status of women in our area. The enchanting scene of flowers in the deserts is eye caching due to the blending and contrast of the colors. The Kaleidoscope of desert would never pass into nothingness because of fascinating and vivid colors of flowers. It is the mystic phenomenon of nature.
As I think, children are flowers due to their attraction to every eye. We should care them because some cruel savages are crushing them for their fallen desires. Further, in a flower, the petals are harmoniously arranged along with the stem and other parts to make the flower beautiful. Similarly, we should keep up an internal harmony, by balancing activities of our body, and mind.

The flowers also stand for innocent children who had to undergo the crushing circumstances. The children are being burnt and ruined by the power-drunk crazy cruel. Bewildering sight of every place is still without flowers. Flowers keep the humans spell bound because body is valueless without soul. Flowers bring about bliss for both body and soul.

When I dived into the topic, I realized that woman is also the most beautiful and magnetic flower of this world...
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Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria: Implication for policy
11. December 2018 at 09:04
by Victor Oyelade
According to a 2013 report by Demographic and Health Survey, in Nigeria an estimated 23% of women aged 15-19 years have begun child bearing, of which 17% have had their first child and 5% are pregnant with their first child.
10% of teenagers in Nigerian urban areas have begun childbearing and 32% in the rural areas. Even, our urban areas are no longer safe from the shackles of Teenage Pregnancy. These figures have jumped in recent times due to factors like increased rape due to poor legislation, poor knowledge on contraceptive use, Lack of parental care in the family, polygamous family system, high rate of illiteracy and child marriage, to mention a few.

Funmilayo is the typical, prospective and promising 15 year old teenage girl raised somewhere in the Oluyole local gov`t area of Ibadan, in the South Western part of Nigeria until the worst happened! She was with child, a young barman in the street was the culprit. Her education was compromised, the culprit himself needed material assistance, raising a family was out of the equation. Funmilayo had to drop ...
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Comprehending Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict
09. December 2018 at 09:00
by Tochukwu Benedict Ezeifekwuaba
Sexual violence has been firmly placed in the internal theme of the humanitarian community. Regardless of the commendable advances in both practice and policy, there is still a continuous gap between the reality in the field and what is recommended.
In this Research Paper, It is emphasized that, despite the intense obstacles of working in a humanitarian emergencies, the deeper understanding of sexual violence in times of conflict is watered down to such a level that it hinders significant humanitarian Action.

Firstly, the humanitarians reductionists approach towards sexual violence not solely disregard survivors/victims other than the stereotypical but also prevents perpetrators from questioning and the international humanitarian community itself in which vast sexual violence depoliticisation has erased the connection between violence and gender inequality.

Secondly, the Humanitarian International Community has placed itself as the western, white, heroic safeguard of vulnerable girls (and not boys and men) and women– a narrative that solely increases power differences be...
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A look at Christopher Nolan’s twenty Hollywood Years
08. December 2018 at 09:02
by Muhammad Farooq Rasheed
Actors and singers having a global fan-following is a norm but if a film-maker is popular in the public domain, there is something to ponder here. Well, it is true for the British-American Hollywood director/producer Christopher Nolan who is among the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st century.
This 30th July marked Christopher Nolan’s 48th birthday. This year will also accomplish his twenty years as a remarkable Hollywood director. The kick start to his career was his 1998’s self-budgeted and self-funded film “Following”.

This black and white film was made unlike all the traditional methods of film-making. The cast which was Nolan’s personal friends came every Saturday to shoot the scenes assigned to them and brought their own lunch with them. The film took over a year to accomplish and then was rejected by the Britain authorities to be premiered. Nolan had to turn towards the U.S where he got the license to release his film at a festival.

The next work that came out was “Memento”, a movie that was later copied by Bollywood(as usual) by the name “Ghajni”. After that, ...
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Let the Sun Shine
01. December 2018 at 09:00
by Muhammad Bilal Tahir
Mental Illness is something greatly ignored. Lets use the art of poetry to expose the villains who cause mental illness. Lets use it to fight against mental illness
Let the sun shine and I will be fine
I will wake up forgetting all the tensions from last night
I will hide all the pain and get out of the bed
I will fight the anxiety and smile
Let the sun shine and I will be fine

I will be targeted by the society again
I will get made fun of for my silence again
I will listen to all the taunt again
But I will look at the shining sun and forget it again
Let the sun shine and I will be fine

The sun will go down again and I will be in pain
my pain, hard to be healed
I will get back to the bed
With a broken heart
my heart, missing someone again
With the taunts that I heard from my own people
people who denied to believe me again
Let the sun rise again and I will be fine again
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The Change I want to make
30. November 2018 at 09:02
by Safiullah Shaikh
‘If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’. Give them books and an open sky to fulfill their dreams and observe the revolution they will bring into evidence.
Give them books, and an open sky to fulfill their dreams. Give them hopes, not husbands. This is the reflection of intuitions that keep hovering around my mind. This invasion that I want to remove from my society has become my ulterior motive.

Prey them with books and education not with their spouses. Let them be the victim of their knowledge not the victim of early marriages. Thousands and thousands of girls desire to breed their souls with the magic of proselytism. Thousands of them relish to foster their lust for knowledge. And thousands of them crave to bring into evidence their true identity with the aid of education but how many of them eventually get what they want is a question that needs to be ponder over and the worst part is that those number in thousands only get deprive of education rather than being fed on their dreams. ...
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Mental Illness Among Kids and Teenagers in South Asia - A First Hand Perspective
30. November 2018 at 09:01
by Muhammad Tahir
This article provides the author's point of view and observance of how mental illness grows in South Asian Society. It shares the background of mental illness and how it grows in South Asian society. Furthermore, the article suggests some solutions to fight mental illness in South Asia.
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illnesses are health conditions that lead to extreme changes in one’s thinking, emotions, and behavior. Some of the most common reasons for mental illness include distress, family problem, workload or work problems, bullying, and other social problems. Serious mental illnesses can lead to self-harm or even suicide.


Background of Mental Illness in South Asian Society
Mental illness does not become a reality overnight. It is a thing that develops in humans when they continuously face stress, bullying or any other problems that lead to depression. In South Asian countries --India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc-- mental illness is considered a “myth.” It is not taken seriously which causes many people to fight depression, anxiety, and other types of men...
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Still The Way .... Fake Feminists
29. November 2018 at 18:06
by Hira Naz
The cold spell of the freezing winter was disturbed by the sudden erruption of gun shots at the far end of the valley. Irritated but not surprised I instantly knew a baby was born somewhere and obviously a boy. Celebrating the joy of having a new baby in such zelous way,as far my knowledge, has never been portrayed on having a daughter. When asked I recieved in one or the other way this same response;"this is the way things are, it is a ritual".
On countless other occasions like this I wonder about the rapidly growing developments in science and technology, Human rights,living standards and yet each time it takes me by surprise when I realize that at some point deep down the deepest part of our existence this still is the way things are.

It is with no doubt a fact that feminism has,in the recent years,gain notable support and uplift at various levels and forms. This however can never veil the very prominent aspects of human society that at basic level portray inferiority of females. Females, for example,are seen serving in almost every possible profession around the globe but their pay is less compared to males in most professions.

Females do stand boldly in media and film industries but unspoken rules pose more hurdles and standards for them comapred to males, they ar...
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Ecstasy through Empathy
29. November 2018 at 18:03
by Bianca Ysabelle Baldemor
With all these grinning going on in the world, it really does beg the all-important question: Is smiling contagious? Have you ever wondered how you could make someone’s day instantly better? Do you think of doing extravagant things such as treating that person his or her favorite food or maybe as simple as cracking a corny joke?
Actually, there is an infinite approach to transmitting happiness. But, do you know what the simplest way to make someone happy is? Without the use of money, the use of too much effort, the use of too much time, or whatsoever? Or do you even think that would be possible?

Tons of ways have been given on how to make a person happy. But certainly, the best is the simplest one. The easiest yet most effective way to spread glee is through smiling. Smile and the whole world really does smile with you. There’s science behind it.

Picture the scene: You’re walking down the street, minding your own business when a stranger passes you by. They don’t say anything at all, but they do give you the smallest, briefest smile. In an instant and almost unwillingly, you’re doing the same thing. Had this ever happened to you? Wit...
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For God's Sake..!
29. November 2018 at 09:08
by Apurva Mane
"He was not on the Cross of the Christians. I went to the Hindu temples. In none of them was there any sign... I went to the Kaaba of Mecca. He was not there. I asked about him from Avicenna the philosopher. He was beyond the range of Aviccena... I looked into my heart. In that, his place, I saw him. He was in no other place.."
A multicultural society doesn't reject the culture of the othet but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other's culture without compromising it's own. - Reuven Rivlin.

This makes me ponder in what culture are we living in? Is this the world our progenitors fought for? Do we (cordially) accept others' cultures? I don't think so! Our great progenitors configured a flawless concept several years ago called religion to recover faith, to learn humanity, to have hope and inner peace, to become humane. Even there was disparity in the names of cultures they developed; the preaching was same of all and they lived happily accepting the disparities. Then what has happened to the world that had religion as humanity it's metaphysic once; now has the brutality?

I feel like our culture ha...
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Globalization – Negative or Positive
29. November 2018 at 09:06
by Tochukwu Benedict Ezeifekwuaba
What is Globalization? Globalization has become an overused expression. However; users of the term disagree violently at times of its repercussions. Many believed that it can potentially lift and that it has lifted a lot of individuals out of poverty completely.
Does it entail the integration of cultural, political and economic systems around the globe? Does it entail that individual nations will not be capable to trade decisions or carry out business on their own but will have to consult other nations? Does globalization entail being able to discover same restaurants and stores in every part of the globe? If these are the realities of globalization, what forms of effects will it have on the manner we live? Indeed; the broad principle of globalization intensifies more controversial issues and various questions.

Some argue that globalization is negative such that it compels poorer nations of the globe to carry out whatever the big developed nations tell them to do. Other says that globalization is a positive development such that it will provide more jobs and give rise to new industries in the ...
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Love and compassion
28. November 2018 at 09:05
by Imran Ali Laulai
A world with loving, compassionate people will make for a better, caring, and encouraging society. These acts of kindness can keep yourself, help you protect other people, and boost others and one’s self confidence. Evidence from Night, Flowers For Algernon, and The Fault In Our Stars can support that love and compassion are, in fact, necessities and not luxuries.
Dalai Lama once said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” This quote explains how these feelings are just apart of humanity, not inessential. This is a paramount topic because love and compassion are what is needed to get through daily life. One should take this quote seriously because these feelings can help get through life with a positive attitude that can lead to success. Using evidence from Elie Wiesel’s Night, Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, we will understand why love and compassion are so important.

While some may believe that love is not an essential to humanity, we can see here that it is the very reason why Elie Wiesel survived. The book Night tells Elie’s personal story of going through a...
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Active Euthanasia - A moral conundrum
14. November 2018 at 20:56
by Ashna D
In the light of the recent judgement of Common Cause v Union of India, various opinions surrounding the moral debate on euthanasia were brought to the forefront. While holding that every individual has a Right to Die with Dignity, the Apex Court laid down the law relating to the legalization of the practice of passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia however, still remains illegal.
From a moral point of view, individuals are mostly in favour of passive euthanasia, and against active euthanasia. Is there an actual difference? This article seeks to clear the air around this moral conundrum of active versus passive; crime versus act of benevolence.

An act that intends and results in death is almost always viewed as a gross miscarriage of justice. However, the popular debate where individuals find themselves morally inclined towards the practice of passive rather than active euthanasia is one filled with ambiguity and confusion. This article shall attempt to do away with the popular moral justification that passive euthanasia receives over active euthanasia (herein referred to as euthanasia). To clarify, it speaks of voluntary active and passive euthanasia at the request of the patient when death is imminent. Morally...
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