If you live in Nepal, a quick survey of friends and family will quickly prove how rapidly Covid-19 infection rates have spiked.
Amidst so-called civilized society
An uncommon narrative on the tribes’ emotional conflict with changing reality
Presenting the lives of the members of six tribes with exquisite specificity and empathy, White as Milk and Rice places the discerning reader amid the Halakkis, Kanjars, Kurumbas, Marias, Khasis and the Konyaks.
When the Sky poured acid
Innocent people invariably bear the cost of being nature’s custodians at the hands of the colonial design.
Climate Crisis: Elephants in the Room are Getting Nastier
The year 2020 will forever be notorious for the COVID-19 pandemic but it might also be known by historians for a precipitous rise in second order climate change consequences — a new elephant in the room.
Myanmar Military And Its Crimes against Children?
In one particularly bloody day in March, Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least ten children, some as young as 6, in violent crackdowns against peaceful protests.
The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World
We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.
Our Humanity; Our Identity
Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point.
Germany’s vaccination picks up speed. How I got Moderna?
After a long delay, Germany has taken vaccination measures into high gear “. While Israel, USA have been busy with German-made Vaccine “BioNTech, Germany has been slowing down its own vaccine.
WHO, int’l experts expose anti-China slander on Covid-19
It was meant to counter misrepresentations by the Big Media in the West, and in India which only relayed half-truths spread by the former.
Human Rights Watch: A Threshold Crossed
Human Rights Watch’s 27 April report, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution could also have been entitled Better Late Than Never.
The Day the UN Buried its Report on Apartheid in Israel
When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die— unceremoniously and unsung.
Raging towards a new light
Sudhirendar SharmaWhether public anger as righteous indignation gets addressed by timely policies or continues to get weaponized by populist politics as tribal energy will determine the future course of the society.In this world that is fast turning emotionless and timeless,…
Why Experts Saying It’s a ‘Make or Break’ Moment for Forests
The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
Call to Pope Francis: Resist East Jerusalem Ethnic Cleansing
An Urgent Call to His Holiness Pope Francis, the global ecumenical movement and World Council of Churches Join the Palestinian Christians: Resist the Ethnic Cleansing of East Jerusalem.
Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world one thing, it is the high price we pay – in lost lives, damaged economies, and wasted human potential – when we undervalue resilience.
‘Overhaul Justice Systems’ Response to Sexual Violence’
According to the report, ‘burdensome’ evidence requirements in rape cases are impeding access to justice for survivors. It states that five out of the six countries, India being the exception, allow evidence on the past sexual history of a rape victim.
Ramsey Clark – One of The Greatest HR Champions
On the 9th of April 2021, Ramsey Clark passed away in the States. He was ninety three. The former US Attorney-General had spent decades in the struggle for human rights both when he was in government and after he ceased to be Attorney-General.
A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India
I am here to fight and I am here to stay, come what may, they have made their people’s leader, and I am not going to let them down,” says Nodeep.
A Devastating Marriage of AI & Weapons of War
For me, sustainable peace is peace built on human security, not national security. We do not need more, “modernized” nuclear weapons.
Patriotism, Religion and RSS Ideology
Simply put all those who are criticizing the RSS and its progeny are labelled as anti-National. As the fountainhead of Hindu Nationalism RSS is becoming stronger, it has been trying to link patriotism and religion.
Transforming Global Food Systems – on Path to Zero Hunger
The FAO has since then formalized support for “Scaling Up Agroecology” while continuing to promote the kinds of chemical-intensive agriculture associated with the Green Revolution.
Cuba Successfully Halts Its COVID-19 Outbreak
Cuba’s successful handling of the COVID-19 outbreak relative to many capitalist countries is not overly surprising, given that Cubans have considered health to be a fundamental human right since the Socialist Revolution.
A joyride through philosophy
Eric Weiner’s love for trains can be termed infectious, as he takes reader on a journey to places that bear testimonies to timeless philosophical wisdom.
Corporate step on Argentina, Bolivia for Pvt Pension give-up
If Argentina and Bolivia lose the disputes, it means that impoverished citizens and elderly pensioners will have to compensate wealthy financial corporations.
Standing ovation to PM Hasina in her quest for children
If corporal punishment isn’t addressed with the sincerity it demands, there is little to no hope of ever conquering the problems of violence, drugs, militancy and terrorism.
Syria: The price of resistance
Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack.
The Value of Water Goes Far Beyond its Stock Price
In the midst of a global pandemic, when the presence of water in our lives has never seemed more important, its future availability has also never been more uncertain.
Anti-Asian hate crimes rise 150% in major U.S. cities
Hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans rose 150% in U.S.’s largest cities last year, even as overall hate crimes decreased, according to alarming new data released Tuesday.
A Moral Failure: Billions of People lack Safe Drinking Water
Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves.