Iran has been rocked by a revolutionary wave of the biggest anti-government protests in years following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini was arrested by the country’s so-called “morality police” on 13 September for allegedly violating Iran's mandatory hijab law while visiting Tehran from her hometown of Saqqez. Reports say she was severely beaten … Continue reading Islamic Fascism In Iran: How Iranian Women Led The Country’s Counter-Revolution
Female representation in politics, or lack thereof, has always been considered a sensitive topic that has garnered a lot of criticism throughout the years. Historically, figures and statistics showed the majority of decision-makers and political leaders to be male. Unfortunately, many countries today, including India, display the same trend, resulting mainly from the lack of … Continue reading Rising Bold and Brave: Status of Women in the Indian Politics
It’s quite fascinating when you google ‘zodiac signs.’ Match your date of birth and one zodiac sign — it will show your power color, favorable nature elements, gemstones, and even your personality. I remember checking my zodiac signs with my friends in middle school and laughing about how precise those zodiac signs were. (We skipped … Continue reading How are women affected by the Indians’ belief in the zodiac/star signs/soothsaying?
The world of sports holds magic within itself - magic that not just captivates the sportspersons but also their audience. Sports - since time immemorial - has had its unique way of impacting society and mind you, it’s not just limited to providing little children with role models. The sports industry is a billion-dollar business … Continue reading Mind Matters: Impact of global athletes in mental health awareness and intervention
A recent publication from the State Bank of India has just claimed that India’s informal economy has sharply declined from 52.4% in 2017/8 to between 15 and 20% in 2020-2. We can see a formalisation of the informal economy in India, especially through digitalisation and the emergence of the new gig market. The Indian economy … Continue reading Women labourers in India