Author: Subarna Basu

Phil McTigue’s has seen quite the contrast in his life. From shielding lawyers and judges conducting war crime trials and helping military units scoop up war criminals in Kosovo, to aiding an intelligence task force in its search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and flying around in Russian helicopters raiding Taliban-run opium farms in Afghanistan, he has done it all. Later, he has...

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Kobe Bryant, a name synonymous to basketball and internationally recognised as an NBA superstar, passed away in a helicopter crash on the 26th of January, along with his daughter, Gianna. Millions of people were moved to tears after hearing of his sad demise and grieved the loss of the great basketball player. He has been an inspiration to countless children and athletes, especially his determination...

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Unconscious bias is a way of thinking that rapidly sorts people into groups, bypassing logical and rational thinking. This can affect our decision-making process, especially in the workplace. All humans are subjected to unconscious bias and the more we are made aware of it, the more we can work towards mitigating it. Our brain can be blamed for creating such distinctions- with the huge amount...

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Apartment hunting can prove to be a hassle at times, going through the innumerable pictures put online without the knowledge of how the apartment looks in reality. To guide people more seamlessly through this process, virtual and augmented reality has invaded the field of real estate. Virtual reality is an immersive simulation system that combines imaginary and reality together to provide a sensory experience. This...

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Joyce’s modernist love story, Ulysses, is one of the few works of literature that has attracted such intense textual scrutiny. It has been referred to as the “most infamously obscene book in ancient or modern literature.” The book, published in the year 1922 contains 732 pages or 262,869 words which is much longer than any other book published during that time. It is even more...

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The Great Mayan Civilisations left its traces in the ancient ruins that can be found in Mexico in the form of quick peek into the lives of the acclaimed civilisation in the history of mankind. Guatemala and Mexico share common cultural history from the Mayan civilisation that existed before colonialism. The former is home to some of the most impressive ancient architecture of Mayan ruins...

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The Marshall Scholarship, which falls under the Marshall Plan offered to the U.K. after World War II, was launched in the year 1953. The U.S. gave it to the U.K. as an appreciation of gesture for help and assistance during the war. A student of Northeastern University, Michael Tormey was awarded the same which enabled him to study Transportation for two years in the U.K.   Tormey...

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It is a fact known to all that machines are gradually taking over or have somewhat taken over most of the jobs. Works that were previously done by human beings are now being done by robots. Robots have displaced a large number of people from their jobs and caused high unemployment in many places. However, the real question arises when people ask what would happen...

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The United States of America has been imposing a commercial, financial, and economic embargo on Cuba since February 7, 1962. As of 2018, six statutes have been maintaining the embargo enforced on Cuba. Whereas most transactions of Cuba with the U.S have been prohibited, the trade embargo remains in place. Even though the diplomatic relations have been restored between the two since 2015, a drift...

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