Our World

With the rise in hate crimes around the world, what can we really do to tackle the problem? In the last few years, the world has seen a rise in hate crimes. Every day there are several reports of violent crimes all over the world, in particular racist and homophobic...
Illustration: Venla Valve Esha Chanda, Columnist (Our World)   Belief is an armour— man’s cherished shield that safeguards him. Yet this armour morphs into a sharp-edged shiny sword when forced upon another being. Humans tread on different paths paved by mortals alike — paths where religion has sown seeds of hope that...
  Maria Campasso, Correspondent (Our World)   The sun starts going down in Kennett River, a small town in Victoria, Australia. There are many eucalypts trees around here, and it is quite easy to spot koalas in them at this time of the day. But we might not see them in 30 years’...
On a visit to Calais camp last September, President of France, Francois Holland, set up an action plan to dismantle the camp and relocate over 3000 migrants to reception centres in several locations around the country. Holland declared that this step has been taken because of humanitarian reasons related...
The countless organisations advocating for human rights have been working their heart out in a bid to ward off any kind of breach to humanity. But there is one place that they all need to turn their attention to at the earliest - Myanmar. The slaughtering Rohingya Muslims in the...
Investigations state that eight million children are currently abandoned in orphanages. The Global Panorama takes a closer look at the issue. The discrepancies between the claimed and the concrete do abound. But as actions speak louder than words, and thorough investigations are likely to blow the lid off the huge...
The aim of this article is to counter the general fear that has spread around European citizens after the recent terrorist attacks, through the only means we have: rationale and cultural tools. In fact, after Orlando and Nice, criminal experts raised the following issue: are we sure that we...
Pfizer reported in 2014 that the profit from this particular vaccine was 4.3 billion USD and that it’s expected to grow to 5.8 by 2020. This huge profit comes from the willingness of several countries to buy a life-saving vaccine with a hugely inflated price. In the United States, for...
Racism is the act of labelling someone in a negative way because of his/her colour, religion, nationality, sexuality. We have been told since we were kids that we should not mock someone because of his/her differences. However, this easy lesson "no differences, we are all equals" seems to be more...
There is a constant debate as to whether drinking water is a privilege or a right. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN), water is a basic human right. In short, everyone should have access to clean and safe drinking water. In most...