I’m fed up with the mass subjugation in this nation.

Fed up of the crap, and I’m done being patient

I cannot have another girl raped in my country

Need them safe in the country, this is hate for the dummies

Who just don’t understand where the problem really lies

The source of the problems, what we need to realize

The assaults are nothing but the tip of berg

Implications of the issue make me rage and be stern

The fact is that, all of us really, need to shower

Attention, on this issue, it’s the need of the hour







Q. What law is missing currently with respect to sexual harassment in India?

Ms Chaudhari​: India has really strong laws in favour of women. What is missing is the implementation. We have laws on paper, but this does not translate into rights. If you face harassment, you should go and file a police complaint, but not many of us really do. There is a barrier. Therefore, implementation is what is missing in India.

Q. I read an article about you on The Quint. Give…

After a tough year (in terms of literally everything), the government finally announced the Budget for the financial year 2021–22 on 1st February. It was one of the most anticipated Budgets in the history of India due to the financial troubles brought about last year by the pandemic. Although Sensex gained a few points right after the Budget was announced, which reflects the positive public sentiment regarding the budget, it is not safe to assume that this Budget is the best ever. This is because the government only proposes the estimated revenue and expenditures in the Budget, and these may…


What is an accident? Is it a high-impact collision between two vehicles that leaves both of them severely damaged? Is it a person being injured because of a misgiving of theirs? Or is it something else?

An accident is nothing but a mistake with far more intense consequences. Generally, it carries negative undertones, because whenever the topic is in question, it propels one into thinking about the sheer clumsiness and lack of consciousness of another, and how these personality flaws make them do something drastic, albeit unintentionally.

For Nandita Prasad, life itself was accidental. As a young girl, she made…

Historically, women have been harassed in a plethora of ways, be it verbally, sexually, or mentally. Recently, this harassment has also leaked onto online platforms. Many women can attest to this fact, evidenced by the ever present unknown men in the direct messages of our social media accounts. However, there, we have the choice to avoid, ignore, and even block them from contacting us. What happens when that choice, that veil of protection, is not there? The recent Mettl proctoring incidents answered that question for the students of NMIMS university. It’s safe to assume that none among us are completely…


There are flowers in your hair,

the soft pink of a rosebud

but what will you do, achilles,

if the flowers are made from blood?

you sing like the world will end,

like you can swallow it raw.

like the world is all yours, achilles,

and you’ve driven away god.

and still achilles is soft,

his love, sunlight on winter skin

till achilles’ eyes shine without reason,

the storm never reaches him.

the days here are long, too precious to lose,

we sink into the earth.

the nights suck the colour out of the sky,

remind us of our worth.


But often, in the world’s most crowded streets,

But often, in the din of strife,

There rises an unspeakable desire

After the knowledge of our buried life;

A thirst to spend our fire and restless force

In tracking out our true, original course;

A longing to inquire

Into the mystery of this heart which beats

So wild, so deep in us — to know

Whence our lives come and where they go.

- Matthew Arnold

Picture this: You’re traveling all over the world with your best friends, crossing out items from your bucket list, ​carpe diem​-ing the heck out of…


What does the word Abortion make you think/feel?

For me, it does not signify death; it signifies the right of a woman over her body. Surprisingly, only 34% of countries in the world allow abortion based on the woman’s request. In many countries, abortion can turn women into criminals. In America, certain states like Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ohio allow abortion upto only six weeks of pregnancy.

In India, according to Lancet’s 2015 report, around ⅓ of the pregnancies in 2015 ended in abortion (15.6 million) with half of the pregnancies being unintended. Around 56% of abortions are designated…


As the world faced a cultural paradigm shift from physical setups to everything happening over digital real estate, education was forced to do the same. As soon as the lockdown was announced, online education became a necessity rather than a choice, and it’s now at a point where it’s more or less default. With online education, hand in hand came online exams. Online exams had been a long living concept, but when they turned to exams from home, we had a new variable to deal with called supervision. Since time immemorial, students have always found ways to cheat during exams…


December shivered with the cold winter flakes taking away the senses of warmth leaving us faded; faded away from each other. Sooner or later, you will have to acknowledge that we all are the same. But if there is love, there is warmth. Would you meet me in December during that same cold winter, where we could make some sense to warm ourselves all over again?

Maitreyi Siddharth Bhatia

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