In a country like India where arranged marriages are still the norm, the dowry system benefits highly from its other quagmire: the fair skin hullabaloo. As a girl in the Indian marriage market lugs from light to dark in the skin palate, her prospective array of grooms shrinks, and the dowry bag bloats up. It’s…
This Thanksgiving, while you connect with your family and friends and give thanks, you can also make a big impact with small actions.
I can still remember how Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”, left in me an indelible horror. First published in the New Yorker after the Second World War, this story gained fame for its shocking twist in depicting the danger of blindly following traditions. Despite being horrified, I am still awed by the author’s masterful…
Malala Yousafzai, the girl who stood up against the Taliban and fought for women’s rights, became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The COVID-19 crisis has had disproportionate impacts on the lives of refugees in terms of healthcare, education and socio-economic well-being.
There’s much speculation surrounding the mental healthcare system in India. Read this article to learn about the shortcomings of the mental health sector in India and possible solutions.
Africa’s current state of famine has been navigated by many volunteer groups lending a hand to local communities in any way possible.
Our indigenous people for generations have been the true custodians of humanity’s deep and intricate connection with nature.
Black squares. Hashtags. Callouts. Anyone with an active social media presence would have noticed the growing frequency and intensity of social justice and activism-related content in the virtual community over the last decade. If you’ve been a long-term devotee to a cause struggling to work its way into mainstream discussion, you might feel vindicated to see it suddenly in the spotlight. But you also might be wondering how much is for show and how much shows a lasting commitment to advancing its goals where it matters. And how you can tell the difference.
Climate change not only has adverse environmental consequences but also has harmful effects on the economic and social well-being of a nation.
Lifting the moratorium on the death penalty in Sri Lanka has been influenced by the increasing crime rates in the country. Nevertheless, research demonstrates that the imposition of the death penalty is not an effective deterrent in reducing crime rates.
A little over a month ago, I noticed a blimp of love while scrolling though my typically gloom and doom social media profile. This blimp was made of tiny digital pixels that amounted into a heartwarming true story shared by the Typical Sri Lankans initiative. This true story was one that gives you renewed hope…