Saturday, September 25, 2021



Everything you need to know about the Amazon rainforest: an interview with Mark Plotkin

A new book, The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know succinctly summarizes these issues but also adds important context, color, and factoids on why we should care about the fate of the Amazon.
Racism north east

Victimising in Times of Coronavirus: Trends Towards Sustained Discrimination Against People from Northeastern States

Discrimination and assault on people from the northeast underline xenophobia and racism at the heart of public perception and pinpoint at the lack of stringent redressal mechanisms.
Hijra community

Visibly ‘Invisible’: The Plight of India’s Vulnerable Hijra Community Amid the Lockdown

Societal stigma, state-neglect , lack of funds and inability to access food and healthcare have pushed the Hijra community in India into further marginalisation and poverty.
ramadan in quarantine

Boston to Baghdad: The Month of Ramadan is Very Different Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ramadan marks the holy month for over 1.8 Muslims across the world, but this year it is going to be drastically different as mosques are shut and worshippers are encouraged to pray in solitary confinements.

Marginalization and Stigma: The Plague in Our Schools

Social discrimination and marginalisation have made even a place such as the school an exploitative domain. But are we doing enough to fight against it?
Tablighi Jamaat

Should one defend Tablighi Jamaat?

Here is an important piece on the the controversy around the Tablighi Jamaat and the critical questions surrounding our collective responsibility towards controlling the spread of coronavirus and the need for striking the right balance between faith and rationality.
indigenous people

Bringing Christ and coronavirus: Evangelicals to contact Amazon indigenous

As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, with more than 300 known cases already in Brazil, and members of Pres. Jair Bolsonaro’s staff infected, an evangelical Christian organization has purchased a helicopter with plans to contact and convert isolated indigenous groups in the remote Western Amazon.

The Dream City: An Imaginary Escape into a World Beyond Reality

In this imaginary world, much like in our own- people ask questions, debate and disagree but will they live together despite their differences?
shaheen bagh

Shaheen Bagh: A Testament to Muslim Women’s Arrival in Indian Politics

Braving extreme cold, the women of Shaheen Bagh come together to resist the contentious CAA.
Anti-CAA Protests

Why Anti-CAA Protests Have Taught us Unity Amid Differences

In a country where stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims have become part of official rhetoric and we refuse to break free, what does secularism mean?

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