Our World

A look at Bhutan's growing commitment towards conversation Bhutan has rejected the use of Gross National Product (GNP) as a measure of its progress since 1971. This was the year in which the reigning king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, first introduced the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), and thus made...
Cipriana Botez, Correspondent (Our World)   Sakit is crying. The chains around her ankles are dangling with each wallowing step up the jungle path. Her natural grandeur is all lost under the weight of tourists on her back, hollering in excitement and snapping pictures. For them, this is a once in a...
Nowadays, we are used to talking about globalisation and industry and how these two things are influencing our habits, needs, culture. However, we rarely think of industry and culture as two elements that cross each other. I tried to Google "cultural industry" and I found this definition: "The term culture...
Esha Chanda, Columnist (Our World)   It was 9:30 in the night when she climbed into a bus with her male friend. The place was South Delhi, India. An hour and a half later, a passer-by found the bodies of these two passengers lying on the road of the capital of the...
Heartless people; distressed animals It is disturbing to have this issue. Many wonder why this still occurs and are finding ways and means to decrease the occurrence of animal cruelty. Unlike people who can eventually learn to speak up against their own abuse, animals do not have that luxury. Ironically,...
Christina Cunliffe,  Correspondent (South America)   GUANTANAMO — In all honesty, the debate surrounding a person's human rights is often a subject area I am nervous to delve into, particularly when regarding those contained within a justice system. However, undoubtedly intriguing and otherwise impossible to ignore, I was fascinated when the debate...
The walls of Egypt's prisons are a breeding place of pain and misery inflicted by guards on the prisoners  The torment developing on Egypt’s streets and squares has a darker, more morbid hiding place: out of sight, at the heart of the country’s capital, blood-stained cement walls conceal — a...
Esha Chanda, Columnist (Our World)   A swift movement of the hand and in a split second the victim was bleeding profusely. The hands holding the murder weapon, although frail, were confident; the young face smothered with anger. While this may seem like a scene right out of a noir flick, the disturbing...
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...
The freedom of press under attack as media professionals face grave risks while reporting. People don’t often associate danger with journalism. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that journalists from all over the world are putting their lives on the line, for their job. On March 20, senior reporter, Sardar Ahmad,...