Student Commentary

The recent controversy ignited by the exploratory drills conducted off the coast of Cyprus is just the latest addition to the chain of conflicts between Greece and Turkey. The apparent reason for the spark seems to be the new-found energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which has attracted competition in the region. However, there [...]

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On August 21, 2020, the Government of India announced the creation of  the National Council for Transgender Persons (“Council”) to work towards the societal acceptance and improvement in the status of the transgender community. The Council is the country’s first step towards the realization of the objectives set out by the Transgender Persons (Protection of [...]

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As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an exponential pace in India even after the sweeping federal lockdown, the Parliament of the country has commenced the Monsoon Session which runs from 14th September to 1st October this year. The decision by the Secretariats of both the Houses of the Indian Parliament to dispense with the [...]

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“I tell you that I still consider myself to be an Indian. For the moment I have accepted the Governor-Generalship of Pakistan. But I am looking forward to a time when I would return to India and take my place as a citizen of my country.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Dec 1947 Karachi) Indians have [...]

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“The elephant in the room” is a saying that is commonly used when referring to a huge issue that two or more people are aware of, but feel uncomfortable addressing. Hence, they simply choose to ignore it. One thing that our nation today seems to have finally realized is that the elephant in the room [...]

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On the eve of the 74th Indian Independence Day, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) carried a controversial article by Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz which went into the claims of Facebook’s alleged bias and favoritism to the Bharatiya Janata Party (“BJP”), the ruling party in India. The said article went on to claim that Facebook [...]

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On July 10th, Turkey’s top administrative court handed down a decision to revoke Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum, paving the way for the 1,500-year-old former basilica to be opened as a mosque again with changes to Hagia Sophia’s architecture. This move is in violation of international law, in particular the Convention Concerning the Protection [...]

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Please scream inside your hearts. This request by a Japanese theme park to its visitors has become the mantra of 2020. COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns across the globe, earthquakes, historic wildfires, civil unrest, NASA prediction of an asteroid the day before Election Day, presidential candidate bitten by a bat, tarantulas and locusts, murder hornets, aggressive rats, [...]

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been overburdened with scandals in recent years. In the UAE, the den of cricket gambling, the IPL’s conduct along with the sponsorship of Dream11 has been celebrated with joy not only by fans and players but also by the shadowy illegal betting world. Another controversial development has been the [...]

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