Delhi/NCR India Life Rape

A Pleasant Evening…An Unpleasant Discussion

  Delhi. A breezy February evening. The cold has subsided a bit, yet the chill in the air remains… …Three girls in their hostel room. Sitting in a circle. Comfortable and cozy, each of them covering their legs with a part of a duvet. Sipping tea and chatting about the hunk next door. Jokes and loud laughter fills the air. Suddenly the light-hearted chit-chat gears into a serious discussion. About the increasing number of rapes

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Education Environment Globalisation Opinion World

Globalisation and the Role of the Urban -2

In the second part of Globalisation and the Role of the Urban, Malathy Madathilezham will dwell on Saskia Sassen’s concept of the change in the role of the nation state and the growing importance of cities in the era of globalisation. Saskia Sassen is a Dutch-American sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. She currently is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial visiting Professor at the

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….And I Completed My MBA….

  I am sitting in the examination hall sweating. It’s the QT exam. Well, I had memorized all the formulae. To all those who are unknown to Mr. Quantitative Techniques, it cannot be mastered by memorizing. But I had done it. The examiner distributes question papers and answer sheets and I go blank. I just feel like going to deep slumber. Just then my sub conscious weak mind is woken up. And Ah!! it was

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Cricket Education IPL Opinion

IPL, Regional Divisions & Hatred? You Are Kidding Me!

  Ever since IPL started, people started supporting teams based on their birthplace or because they work there or more simply, just because they love the city. At the same time another group sprung up claiming that for them India is India and they do not have any regional biases when it comes to teams. They are here to enjoy only good cricket. All this is done in the name of fake patriotism. This group

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On a Goan Forest Trail

Goa’s often known just for the beaches has tracts of equally wonderful forest lands which are unknown to most. Kartik Kannan, explores one such tract, the extremes of Harmal Village, where he got a free facepack, and an unexpected encounter with a greedy ‘baba’ who requested a laptop as Dakshina. Read on to know what happened next.  7 am, is a time most people don’t see in Goa, and I was one of the few

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Education Photography

Light Painting – A Photography Technique

Check out the third of the series of posts by Mili Sharma on the technicalities of photography. Playing with the light has always been fun. You can do several experiments with lights. One of them is Light Painting. It is one of the photography techniques used to capture light in artistic ways. All you need is to have the items listed here: 1)      A DSLR or a Film Camera 2)      A Tripod 3)      A Light

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Globalization And The Role Of The Urban- 1

  Neil Brenner’s writing and teaching focus on the theoretical, conceptual and methodological dimensions of urban questions. His work builds upon, and seeks to extend, the fields of critical urban and regional studies, comparative geopolitical economy and radical sociospatial theory. Major research foci include processes of urban and regional restructuring and uneven spatial development; the generalization of capitalist urbanization; and processes of state spatial restructuring, with particular reference to the remaking of urban, metropolitan and

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The Stoning of Soraya M: A Potent Tale

Based on an incredible true story of horrific injustice, The Stoning of Soraya M. is the powerful tale of an entire village’s persecution of an innocent woman. Originally described in 1990 in a book by a French-Iranian journalist named Freidoune Sahejam, the film tells the story of Soraya Manutchehri, a 35-year-old woman, who was stoned to death in rural Iran in 1986. James Caviezel plays Freidoune, an Iranian expatriate visiting Iran on assignment when he meets Soraya’s aunt,

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Battle of the Sexes in The Story of an Hour

True to the title, The Story of an Hour is a story of one hour in the life of the protagonist, Louise Mallard, who is ‘happily married’. When she hears about the death of her husband her immediate reaction is remorse. However, a while later, she feels ecstatic on being free! Mrs. Mallard cries with abandon instead of being paralysed with shock at the misfortune. While she withdraws to her personal space to reflect on

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Education Photography

Understanding F Stops, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO

Photography is nothing but a game of light. If you understand the light and you know how to play with it, then congratulations! You are a photographer! Light keeps on changing depending upon various factors like weather conditions, structural design, locations etc. This is where “Aperture” comes into picture. This is a mechanism by which we can control the amount of light required for clicking photos according to various light conditions. Aperture is nothing but

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