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The Boy Who Lived Lives

More than twenty-five years after an eleven-year-old wizard received an acceptance letter from a rather special school, millions of people remain enthralled by his fantasy world. This is J.K. Rowling’s legacy – an audience so ardent that they cling to Pottermania even into adulthood.

When The Laughter Stops

Memes, on some level, normalize the concepts that they joke about. The sheer volume of such content that we consume and the fact that dark humour is now the most dominant form raises questions about what the internet could be doing to us.

The Faults In Our Stars

Astrology is a manifestation of our struggle to get into the focal point of the universe. With the denial of facts, figures, and reality stemming from the denial of our insignificance, we try to convince ourselves that the world is not entirely random.

Seventy Years After Midnight

Manipal University’s Independence Day celebrations honoured all the lives laid down to keep the tricolor flying high, as India’s 71st Independence Day, hosted by the International Centre for Applied Sciences, was celebrated, with citizens gathered to pay tribute to the motherland.

Nationalism: Flagged content

When you call yourself an Indian, or a European or anything else, you breed violence, because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. Boundaries have to be transcended, and the current trend that is deepening them is nothing but a step backwards for mankind.