Our World

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...
International media choices of stories and visions makes and hides villains Death penalty is a sensitive subject all over the world. While there are several countries and people who support it, there are several who oppose. A number of studies examine the relationship between this type of punishment with the crime rate of...
Turkey is sliding more quickly than ever to being an autocracy, or perhaps even worse, to a dictatorship. Europe's neighbouring country is facing what many are now terming as the "dark period". Turkey is being faced with a number of internal issues - right from the backlash against the...
Lately, we have read about Turkey as far as the Syria question is concerned, which is absolutely a primary issue since it is about violation of human rights. But what if the violation of human rights were being carried out in Turkey itself? That is exactly what is happening in...
The village of Piplantri in the western state of Rajasthan plants 111 trees for every girl born into the community in a tradition began by its former leader, Shyam Sundar Palawal, in 2006. In addition to this, a sum of Rs. 31,000 is raised by villagers and the parents...
A westerner's experience of Ramadan — a fasting ritual practiced by the Muslim society All eyes were fixed on me. In a split second, children and elders  gathered close to take a look at the newly arrived person. Carrying my suitcases, I pushed myself out of the small tuk tuk — a three-wheeled vehicle that made noises that reminded...
Although a ban hangs on the use of cluster munition, many countries are still resorting to the use of cluster bombs Peace agreement may be signed and hostilities may get to an end, but unexploded artefacts, will go on with terror legacy left over by Wars, causing irreversible damages to...
  Cliona Elliott, Correspondent (Our World)   Walking around aquamarine parks and observing the different species of sea life and even having the (expensive) opportunity to swim with one of the most enchanting mammals of all — the dolphin, it is difficult to see what faults these parks could have. However, the barbaric...
Esha Chanda, Columnist (Our World)   They are omnipresent. Shoving cameras in your face, this all-pervading clan of photographers are always there, watching your every move closely; do you feel their eyes on you already? You may hate them, you may like them, but one thing is for sure, you cannot ignore them....
The harrowing tale of the disaster in Nepal, told by a survivor During the summer of 2014, I visited Nepal and volunteered as a teacher and a farm worker. I taught at Orchid Garden School for two weeks and I taught at the village Mankhu and worker at Her Farm...