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Category archives: Cause

I was wrong. Too much technology is ruining lives

Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: a better connected human race would find a way to better itself. I was only half right: nobody could indeed have predicted […]

Fake News Alert: Top lies about Kathua rape-murder spread on WhatsApp busted

We are entitled to our opinions, not our facts. Sadly, since the horrific Kathua gang-rape has unravelled, vile opinions have been masquerading as ‘facts’ to change the narrative. As usual, the battle has reached social media where WhatsApp and other mediums are being used to fuel conspiracy theories which seek to somehow justify the rape-murder or give it a different angle. Here are two different sets of WhatsApp rumours that […]

RIP Humanity: Renuka Shahane’s Compelling Post on Kathua Rape Is a Must-Read

In the aftermath of the brutal gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old child in Kashmir, several prominent public figures took to social media in outrage, to condemn the act. Among them was actor Renuka Shahane, whose heartfelt Facebook post looked into how the act of rape signifies a loss of humanity. What makes her post different from countless others? She cuts to chase. She identifies that sexual violence is […]

The Essence of Women:: A girl child

God has made all things bright and beautiful. And we humans should understand this fact and must create mature connections with the world. “A home without a daughter is like a body without soul.” Because, the birth of the daughter in the house is compared to the goddess lakshmi. A girl child epitomizes affection, love, warmth and concern. The above thing is believed by only a handful of people in […]

 
 
 

World Water Day: A positive message amidst a daunting global crisis

In 1995, former World Bank Vice-President Ismail Serageldin had famously claimed that ‘the wars of the next century will be fought over water’ – a statement that has been quoted often since. As global population grows, there is an increasing need to balance our consolidated demand on water resources, so that every individual has enough to survive. And if the ongoing emergency at Cape Town has taught us anything, it […]

Murderer Shambhulal’s Tableau Worshipped During Ram Navami Celebration

When every state was busy celebrating Ram Navami with different tableaus of Lord Rama, the city of Jodhpur surprised everyone as people loitered on the streets with the tableau of the murderer, Shambulal Regar. Who is Shambhulal Regar? Regar, 36, hacked and burnt 50-year-old Afrazul in Rajsamand district on December 6. The brutal act was not only filmed as he propagated “love jihad”, but was also uploaded on social media, […]

The Giant Garbage Dump That's Floating In The Pacific Is Now Three Times The Size Of France

Seventy-nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size of France in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, a scientific team reported on Thursday. The amount of plastic found in this area, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is “increasing exponentially,” according to the surveyors, who used two planes and 18 boats to assess the ocean […]

 
 
 

Japanese short film called Man In Phone shows The Life Of A Phone Addict, And Is A Wake Up Call For All..

Technology was supposed to add to our life in a positive way and help set us free. Internet and our over-dependence on smartphones is actually hurting us in the long term. Smartphone addiction is a clinical disorder, where the addict’s behavior can include preoccupation with mobile communication, excessive money or time spent on mobile phones, use of mobile phones in socially or physically inappropriate situations such as driving an automobile. […]

8 million trees are cut per year to make pencils! They can change that

How many wooden pencils do you think a 20-foot pine tree could generate? Actually just 2,500. Over 8 million trees are cut per year to produce just pencils. Such alarming statistics got two young entrepreneurs working with the farming community in Tamil Nadu, thinking. Vishnu Vardhan and Divya Shetty, co-founders of Indian Superheroes, were two Indians working in one of the MNCs in Bengaluru as Instructional Designers. In late 2014, […]

Save Nisha: This 10 year old needs a bone marrow transplant, your help could saver her

Just six months after she was born, doctors told Nisha Jadhav’s parents about her heartbreaking condition – she suffered from Thalassemia. For a poor family from Mumbai, with the father being the sole breadwinner and earning just Rs. 6,000 every month as a painter, the expensive blood-borne ailment affecting their 10-year-old child was a life-changer. Life was never easy for Nisha and her parents, but the illness has boxed them […]