Education

Every day you will hear the noise of ruthless judgment and never-ending stigma; somewhere a 10-year-old boy cannot concentrate on his studies even after losing his parents more than three years ago. That 45-year-old woman living in the old-age home has abandonment issues, which forbid her from making new relations. A 23-year-old girl is still having painful nightmares after being sexually abused almost six years...

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It is only apparent when we look deeper into the extent of medical help that is provided to the students with financial problems, how healthcare assistance is a privilege and not a service. Rani Viroja observed this unfortunate situation for the students when she saw patients having their teeth pulled without a local anaesthetic and yet, expressing their gratitude after the procedure.   Viroja, who worked in...

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Failure in science

Failure in science and research is inevitable. Though few scientists talk about their failures, the consensus of a nation admitting to or recognising failures is subpar. Every second a scientist experiences failure in their experiment. However, what many people don’t evaluate is the fact that science, its postulations, theories, and proofs are based on a countless number of failures out of which one success has...

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Many of us have heard the phrase ‘War is a necessary evil’ and this statement still holds in the 21st century. While many people associate wars with murders, slavery, and destruction, the tradition of raping people along with it continues. And here we are not only talking about the women but also the men and children who are the victims of the rape culture, during...

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Penguins have lived in Antarctica as long as it is known. Since then, earth has experienced several climate changes, some drastic and some mild. Through all these changes, penguins have stayed strong and nothing has affected them. However, now, with sea warming up, the situations have changed. Penguins now have to relocate their home to find a place more suitable for them. It is happening...

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes, even though sounds common, it is one of the most destructive natural disasters. Every other day we hear a piece of news about earthquakes. However, what exactly are earthquakes and how do they take place? Earthquakes occur due to the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates waves known as seismic waves.   The earth has four...

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A key gripe with the structure of the education system is that it focuses on all the wrong things. Holistic education should be geared, not towards giving you answers, but rather towards teaching you how and what to question. The idea of critical thinking, therefore, is one that aims to provide all young minds with an equal platform from which one can think. In...

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