Author: pranjali wakde

Real

A woman being a CEO of a leading company of fashion and luxury products is a big deal, but Maureen Chiquet was more than just that. She might be the former global CEO of Chanel now, but her whole life – professional and personal – is a perfect example of how women should defy societal as well as gender roles. From being a literature major...

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tinkerer

Srinivas Tadigadapa had always been interested in knowing how electronics and appliances worked. He would, when he was little, casually dismantle the music system or ready-to-be-discarded iron. “We had these clay pots to keep water cool,” said Tadigadapa. “I realised that one of the openings in the pot perfectly fit one of my speakers. So, I placed my speaker in there and the amount of...

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unsize

It’s always a headache to actually find clothes that are not only cute but fits right to your body. There’s always an option of trying and discarding clothes when in a physical store, but while shopping online? A big impossibility. That’s where Kate Wilhoit, Northeastern university’s own, found her own inspiration. Her startup, ‘Unsize’, fulfils the dream and “eliminate the need for sizes, labels, and...

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child abuse

Family problems don’t mean small skirmishes in the household anymore; there have been many incidents where tortures, violence, gaslighting, and other ways are seen to trouble the families. Recently, a couple from California was found guilty of torturing their children – there were 13 of them. The children were held captive for years and it comes across as a surprise now that no one found...

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cabaret

Laurie Achin, a Northeastern University professor, never let herself stop just because she can’t hear anyone the way people do. She is deaf, and therefore, is not at all able to hear any of the music, let alone the lyrics or even dialogues. However, being a Sign Language professor, she had someone interpret a musical performance for the first time in her life – and...

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foster care

All the months are dedicated to something or the other, like October being called ‘inktober’ or November being the ‘No Shave November’. Likewise, November in the U.S. is also known as the National Adoption Month. Why? It is worked out as an initiative by its Children’s Bureau. They, among their many amazing functions, are keenly spreading awareness on the important topic of foster care.  Elise...

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law

Tara I. Allen, Candace Cain, and Linda (Jarrett) Cohn – graduated in Law in ’98, ’83, and ’97 respectively – beloved once-students of Northeastern University, have now established their own law trifecta in the Western District of Pennsylvania, at the Federal Public Defender’s Office. All of them were unknowingly attracted to Pittsburgh, the Steel City. While Cohn and Cain do belong to this area, Allen...

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meetings

When the midterm election day dawned in the United States on November 6 two years ago, their government was in a pretty chaotic situation. However, whatever happened that induced this, the policies and the democracy, obviously, is always in its place in effect. David Lazer, a professor at Northeastern University, emphasises on the importance of how people need to be politically alert, voters and elected...

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squids

Squids are highly interesting animals, with peculiar features bestowed on them by mother nature. One of those things is how squids can change their colours, from brown to red to back to brown again. Or also throw in some rainbows, metallic, and bright. This same ability can also be seen in other animals such as cuttlefish and octopus. Technically, all of them belong to one...

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