Xavier- the “meme” guy

– Satyakam Ray The slightly pale-looking guy named Xavier in the comment section is everywhere on the internet: Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. The pun-intended messages at every possible funny picture on social media by one guy named Xavier are widespread and adored by millions of fans. Going by the name Pakalu Papito, Xavier memes are legendary and, since 2013, very active on Facebook. Xavier-Chronicles: Launched … Continue reading Xavier- the “meme” guy

Sangam literature

– Aparna Chatterjee Ancient India adorned many dialects and languages. There were several language families seven that we know of. But two families dominated the subcontinent then and continue to flourish even now- The Indo-Aryan languages and the Dravidian Languages. We have found ancient texts and manuscripts from both branches. We now know them as Sangam. However, one particular work still makes us wonder about … Continue reading Sangam literature

Sonu Sood is not the messiah- he’s beyond that! 

  – Satyakam Ray I am no Messiah – the book published by Penguin on Bollywood actor Sonu Sood’s generosity during the covid-19 pandemic is a guiding stone on ethics and people skills. The badass silver-screen villain is a well-spoken kind-hearted soul whose heart melts by seeing the unspoken hardship of the migrants or the patients suffering due to lack of oxygen. Such was the … Continue reading Sonu Sood is not the messiah- he’s beyond that! 

Objectives of the preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In addition to the source of authority of the Indian Constitution (from now on- the Constitution) and the nature of the Indian State, both of which have already been dealt with by this author in his previous articles, the preamble of the Constitution also acquaints us with the objectives and socio-economic goals that are to be imbibed by the Indian State. These objectives are meant to secure … Continue reading Objectives of the preamble

Explaining the Farm Bills

  – Satyakam Ray A lot of political humdrum had already happened over the issue; still, ordinary folks were clueless about what exactly was the case with the farm bills and why such a hue and cry went on. This article tries to demystify the farm bills for the clarity of everyone. Let’s heed the issue with empathy and logic.  The crust of the protest … Continue reading Explaining the Farm Bills

Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In the American manner, the Preamble of the Indian Constitution accentuates in no uncertain terms that “the people of India” have adopted, enacted, and given to themselves “this constitution.” The Objective Resolution emphasized that the Constituent Assembly– which was convened to craft Indian-made Constitution for the Indians– had derived from “the people… all the power and authority”. Thus, on the face of it, the people must … Continue reading Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced the entire world into an emergency-like situation. In India, the crisis deepened as around 40 million migrant laborers faced displacement at the heart of this pandemic, as stated by the World Bank. The nationwide lockdown, and problems like unemployment, want of food, and other necessities had spawned a massive exodus of these laborers and the working … Continue reading Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

– Chandra Sekher Mishra In the context of the Indian Constitution, the term “republic” description would perhaps record a lot less space than the other preambular dictates, which are indeed very indefinite and open-ended value concepts. It is a centuries-old term that has hand-in-glove with the Roman regime. The word republic finds its inception in the Latin phrase res publica, which means things about the public and was used by the … Continue reading Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

Green Tea: Is it worth the hype?

   – Aparna Chatterjee Green tea is more than just a green liquid. It has less caffeine than coffee and black tea. Many consider organic green tea the healthiest beverage on the planet. That’s why so much craze has been going on for green tea among health-conscious persons and fitness freaks. But is it so different and effective as claimed by its regular drinkers, or … Continue reading Green Tea: Is it worth the hype?

Get Nicotine free!

  – Aparna Chatterjee SMOKING is one of the most banned globally, followed by the paradox that its production is not stopped. In India, smoking has been known for as long as 2000 BC, when cannabis was smoked for medicinal purposes. Being mentioned first in the Atharvaveda, along with dhooppaan (drinking smoke) of fumigations and fire offerings in Ayurveda, this practice became a trend to get high. … Continue reading Get Nicotine free!

Indian Basil

  – Aparna Chatterjee So how many times have you seen Tulsi being used in your households? Living in a Hindu Family, we were taught that Tulsi is a holy herb from an early age. Only later to realize why. From kaadhaas to Prashad, this herb is crucial to many things. From our Dadi’s kitchen to Vicks Vaporub, this little herb has found its way of taking care of us. One of the healthiest … Continue reading Indian Basil

Crown Shedding-Hair fall!

– Aparna Chatterjee Due to ever-increasing pollution, hair fall is a common problem nowadays. Now, when you say hair fall, it may either mean- I often face this problem, so I have many excellent measures to counter it. Now my hair doesn’t have a tremendous growth rate, the texture is semi-curly and frizzy, and still, these tips work wonders for me! Vitamin E supplements and … Continue reading Crown Shedding-Hair fall!