Author: Priyanka Shertukde

Making Social Media A Safe Space

When social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down for several hours, the whole world was impacted in more ways than one. It was not just your daily dose of entertainment that was affected. There are people whose businesses rely on their Facebook presence and others who received

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India Celebrates 1 Billion Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

This week India celebrated the milestone of administering 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses with a rather elaborate fanfare. The Indian government promoted this achievement with celebrations including song and dance, but the focus stayed on the number of doses and not the number of recipients. While the number is surely

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Understanding Populism In Canada

The rise of far-right populist groups is not a new thing for Canada, yet most people either refuse to acknowledge it or think that it is not a matter of concern. When the Liberals held a snap election in the hopes to gain a majority, the People’s Party of Canada

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Gun Violence And The Right To Life

Gun violence is a tragedy that many have lived through in their daily lives or encountered an incident including gun violence as a child. It is not just the terror of experiencing an attack but the experience of being stripped of the right to live. The perpetrators of gun violence

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Texas Abortion Law: Pro-Life But Not Pro-Choice

Governor Greg Abbot signed into law a measure that prohibits abortions in Texas as early as six weeks into pregnancy and granted power to any private citizen to sue abortion providers as well as those who allegedly aid the process in any way. This law is not the first in

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Madagascar Suffering Through Worst Climate-Induced Famine

“Southern Madagascar is the only place in the world with famine-like conditions that are NOT driven by conflict, but the #ClimateEmergency,” tweeted United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). The island state off the Eastern African coast is experiencing alarming levels of starvation, which was described as

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Taliban Takes Over Afghanistan: Is This The Next Humanitarian Crisis?

All was lost the moment Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled, leading to the collapse of the Western-backed government in the country. Taliban fighters took control of Kabul and almost all of the remaining country in a matter of days. While the Biden administration and other world leaders are arguing over

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Afghan Women Pick Up Arms to Protest Against Taliban

Women in Afghanistan have taken to the streets in growing numbers as an act of defiance against the increasing Taliban control in the country. These Afghan women marched with assault rifles and shared pictures of themselves on social media calling on the attention of both national and international media. These

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