“Can you recall the first time you met him?” Dr. Shikha, my therapist, asked. Without breaking my gaze from the crystal stone that I was fidgeting with from the start of the session, I started to recollect the faint memory in my head. A light chuckle might’ve escaped as I juggled through the thousand beautiful memories I had with him.
Cruelty toward animals is not some random act. It does reflect some masochistic tendencies. But the people who do this sort of thing to animals would do the same things to human beings. However, the only thing stopping them is law and order. It’s not that there aren’t laws against animal cruelty. Acts like the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 in the Indian constitution prohibit violence toward animals.
In July 2021, Victoria’s Secret introduced a new ensemble of “angels.” They include American athlete Megan Rapinoe, actress and activist Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Vanetina Sampaio, the brand’s first transgender model. They allude to a significantly more variegated vision of beauty than was previously customary for the once-popular corporation. Victoria’s Secret learnt a lesson that other top fashion firms and the industry as a whole are learning that diversity sells.
In the world of digitization, we are exposed to a plethora of content every day. While our plates are already full, more content is added for our consumption. But in this content binging, we have been conveniently neglecting an issue that dates back to the 19th century. ‘Digital Blackface’ – a social phenomenon that encourages racial discrimination and provokes prejudices against black people. As the name suggests, digital blackface refers to white people disguising themselves as black on technological platforms and facilitating the spread of hatred against the black community.
Humans are non-binary. Emotions, experiences, even the love that we feel is a spectrum, not a divide. Females can be callous and males can be gentle. To be human is not a job description, it’s not a controlled experiment, and we are not meant to be specimens under observation or puppets to be commandeered by the puppet master.
How did an ordinary person get carried away by the waves of emotions created by capitalism which turn him into a consumer?
Buying decisions are one of the hardest to make in life. And as consumers or investors, we daily wage a decisive war inside our minds while buying materialistic things or investing in something. And while we make those decisions, numerous things run wild in our minds before we finally execute those decisions.
Are you being bugged by your peers to get into a relationship? Does the thought of finding “Love” makes you feel pressured? Well, you might have been smitten by “Amatonormativity”, a term that has been coined by the Arizona State University professor of philosophy Elizabeth Brake to put a label on societal assumptions about romance. It’s a combination of 2 words ‘Amato’, an Italian word for romantic love and ‘normativity’ meaning what’s seen as culturally normal worldwide.
Friendship is the basis of any healthy relationship in the world because it is only with a friend that you dare to bring down your inhibitions and insecurities. It helps you flourish in adversities, nourish in despair. It is pulsating to think of a person who does not have a friend or relation as good as a friend.
What do you understand by the term cryptocurrency? You must have heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Zcash, as examples of something called ‘cryptocurrency’. You would have heard Elon Musk talk about cryptocurrency. You would have seen several news articles on the same too. But again, what is this ‘cryptocurrency’? Google defines cryptocurrency or crypto […]