Author: rudrani gupta

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a fragmentation between thoughts, fantasy, and actions, leading to faulty perceptions, inappropriate actions, delusions, hallucinations, and social withdrawal. A schizophrenic person usually gets overwhelmed and locked up in fantasy, thoughts, and emotions, with no sense of reality. It is a psychological, genetic, and environmental disorder. The cause of the disorder has not been particularly identified. However, common causes...

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Ebola virus disease (EVD) is one of the rarest and the most fatal illnesses infecting a large part of the human population. Formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, it is transmitted by close contact with the animals who are the chief carriers of the Ebola virus. Animals such as fruit bats, chimpanzee, porcupines, gorillas, or monkeys infected by Ebola virus transmit it to humans through...

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The three pillars of a disadvantaged country are the dysfunction of education, medicine, and employment sector. What adds to the tripartite is the passivity of the people in the country, who have internalised the exclusion as fate, perhaps, with no revolt but gratitude for the sliver. Such is the condition of Nicaragua, a rural area in Africa and one among many areas deprived of proper...

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A famous American TV series, How I Met Your Mother has a folk song, “Marshall versus Machine”, which is interesting because it is exactly where we are heading to. “Marshall versus Machine” adds a small idealistic diversion in the plot of the series, overlooking at an age where man wins over the machine. In the present scenario, the war is still on, but with a...

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“Whatever is silenced will clamour to be heard, though silently” The oxymoron in the quote from The Handmaid’s Tale, a science fiction or sci-fi, by Margaret Atwood can be read as a comment on the contradiction the novel itself embodies. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel set in the future New England where the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian state, has overpowered the United States...

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Tired of being barraged with a pile of files, you sit on your comfortable thinking chair with a cold beer or a hot cup of tea/coffee. You doze off before the sun does. To sum up, you neither felt the exhaustion nor thought about it, because you went into an untimely snore before that. The distorted routine of life, which is the peculiarity of post-modernism,...

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The vital existence of news media endorses that society constructs humanity. The confusion of agreements and disagreements on news is the validation of the incident or the concerned people. Which news should gain the limelight and which one is pushed to the small column of a highly ranked political newspaper is decided by society’s interest. It will not be too soon to say that the...

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“In the age of the press being ‘the enemy of the people,’ we need to lend more transparency to how tough this is, and how we do our jobs.” says Aleszu Bajak, a professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. Storybench, a news site, created by the journalism department of the university aims at providing this transparency to the process of reporting: what is reported, how,...

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Are life hacks like dating, dieting, and dancing well-thought strategies or only escapist fads? Are you the geek with consciousness about life or the guru looking for supplements to ‘heal’ the life? Certainly, hacking the way through life is important, rather than getting caught in its labyrinth. However, these hacks often risk life by providing quacky escapes from it. In his new book, Hacking Life,...

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