Social Media Campaign to End Hunger Crisis in Somalia

The famine in Somalia is a humanitarian crisis that is not reported enough in most parts of the world. French Snapchat and Vine star Jérôme Jarre decided to change that a few days back. “But what if we could find an airplane and filled it with food and water and sent it to Somalia?”, Jarre…

E-devices ban: Is it just a commercial dispute?

It has been a little over two months since Donald Trump became the president of the United States. During this period, the world has seen bigotry and idiocy at the highest level. After just a week in office, we saw a failed attempt by the most unanticipated president to keep nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations…

The Future of Wearable Technology in Healthcare

  Technology seems to be growing exponentially these days. We even wear it. Take a look around and most wrists will be donning the latest health tracking devices. Some of the different forms of wearables are fitness trackers or health bands, intelligent shirts, medical shoes, smart eyeglasses, etc. Early gadgets like Google Glass helped give a kick…

The Coffee Debate

Hot or cold, coffee is a serious activity. It’s a tale as old as time, but for team hot and team cold, it’s a serious game. Some argue about its scientific impact. Can iced coffee cool you down? Some talk caffeine. Does hot coffee have more caffeine?  And some others talk health. These things have…

Trump and his promises

The 45th election in the most powerful country in the world. Result? A nightmare. Just a week in office, Donald Trump, the most unanticipated president in the history of the United States, signed an executive order to keep many foreigners from entering the country. Just like he promised. It includes a ban on visas to…

In Paris, Out of the Blue

On Friday night, a series of attacks took lives of at least 129 and left many more injured for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The deadly group ISIS could not have murdered people just to take innocent lives. They were strangers. Ordinary people out on a stroll, enjoying a concert, strolling about the great…

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A lot of news stories have been about this unfortunate growth of “intolerance” lately. Especially since it’s drawing more comments every few days from prominent writers, actors and politicians. How could it not? Every citizen wants to feel at home in their own country. When they don’t, they are hurt and frustrated. They are bound to react. Is equal treatment…

A Sad Blame Game

Is the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, a scene for the divisions within the Islamic world to score political gains? Unfortunately that is what the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran are making it after more than 1,000 pilgrims died in a stampede at the site of the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual in Mina, near…

Beefed-up Politics

On an eventful Thursday, independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid was thrashed by BJP legislators inside the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for hosting a beef party at his official residence in Srinagar. A few hours after that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his eight-day silence on the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq for allegedly eating beef in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. It seems like the…

The Unending Syrian Crisis

One country. A deadly crisis in its fifth year now. Over a quarter of a million dead. Millions became refugees. But for the world, helping Syria get back on its feet is not on top of the list of priorities. In fact, some are so indifferent to this tragic war that instead of joining hands with other countries and…

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