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India – Japan Annual Summit 2017: The Outlines

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe visited India for the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit held on 14th September 2017, in Gandhinagar….

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Singapore’s first female President in almost fifty years, Ms Halimah Yacob was elected into power for a six-year term. This happened amid controversy because the…

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The Montreal Protocol

The briefest of introductions to the only thing every country on the planet has ever agreed on. The year 2017 has seen some iconic 30th birthdays…

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Dark is the New Light

It was the first finals’ week of 2016. The first-years had made the library their base camp, trudging back to their rooms only when stationary…

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Ivy League? More like Ivy leave-this-college-because-your-humor-is-offensive

Dark humour has always kind of been lurking in the corner, shyly and insidiously and most often, anonymously. However, more recently, it’s alarming popularity appears…

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Book Review

Two details capture the reader’s attention when they pick up a beautiful hardbound copy of the Ministry of Utmost Happiness – one, the cover art,…

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Purity? Politics. Poetry.

Most people define poetry as “pure self-expression”. I tend to raise an eyebrow not in judgment, but in wonder. Is poetry really as “pure”, “untouched”…

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Ruminating Relationships

Bollywood often speaks about relationships on celluloid and banks on the relatability quotient of the same. These films may not be eventful, or hair-raising. Rather,…

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Tickets to Bollywood

It is every child’s dream at some point to be in a movie scene. Many even harbour intentions of becoming actors and some go through…

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Big data and weather forecasts: could we all contribute to the global weather database?

Originally written as a paper for the course Global Economy and Public Policy at FLAME University. Weather affects more than a third of the world’s…

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Those Punny Moments

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Decreasing human attention spans: fake news?

And why a long article like this one won’t hold your attention beyond the first few lines. Before you get distracted by the buzz of notifications…