Tim Burton and the Cult of the White Freaks

Do I stop watching Tim Burton films after that racist comment? No.

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What You Don’t Know About Terrorism Will Kill You: Perspective

Terrorism, despite being branded as an international menace, is often misunderstood by civilians. Journalist Archita Mittra, reporting from the United Nations( UN) Conference demystifies some key issues as well as suggests steps to curb such inhuman violence against humanity. Dan Brown in his bestselling thriller ‘Angels and Demons’ raises an important point. The main aim…

5 Reasons Why Smoking Is Still The Shizz: A Guide To World Domination

World No Tobacco Day is tomorrow and we all know what means. Come on, admit it. Aren’t you all bored of those sickeningly long anti-smoking ads before your favourite superhero movie? Don’t you get super annoyed when they ‘seriously’ talk of making the college canteen a non-smoking zone? After all, those crazy activists don’t need…

The 7 Times Indian Politicians Told Women How Not To Get Raped: Perspective

Recently Republican candidate John Kasich came under fire by suggesting that women shouldn’t drink to avoid sexual assault.  In response to a question posed by a college student, he replied, ‘I’d also give you one bit of advice. Don’t go to parties where there’s a lot of alcohol. OK? Don’t do that’, thereby shifting the…

Quandaries Of The Queer: Perspective

I wrote as part of the articles I was required to submit in the Jadavpur University Model United Nations 2016 as a member of the International Press. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community has faced discrimination and oppression throughout the millennia, with several key issues remaining unaddressed even today. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)…

Fifty Shades Of Homophobic Arguments: Perspective

I wrote as part of the articles I was required to submit in the Jadavpur University Model United Nations 2016 as a member of the International Press. Attempted suicide rates and suicide ideation are significantly higher among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.[1] British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Archita Mittra, reporting…

Relevance Of Classic Literature For Today’s Students: Perspective

One of the many advantages of having an English major for a mother was the introduction of classic literature at an age when most toddlers confuse their fairytales or stumble on their names. Besides, the Victorian manor I was lucky to grow up in had libraries filled with ancient leather tomes-antiquated books with faded gold…

The Skin Deep Myth Of Black Beauty: Perspective

My skin’s brown as a walnut except when I bleach, wax or apply an overdose of face powder to look white. As children, my school friends and I would play a seemingly harmless game- we’d press our arms against each other, trying to compare which of us had the fairest skin tone. Needless to say…

Smoking In College Campuses: The Real Story : Perspective

“So smoking is the perfect way to commit suicide without actually dying. I smoke because it’s bad, it’s reallysimple.” -Damien Hirst “To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels andglamourous outfits.” -Lorna Luft “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Suicide: Perspective

“You’re the one who doesn’t exist. You’re doing this because you’re scared to death, like the rest of us, that you don’t matter. And you know what? You’re right. You don’t. It’s not important. You’re not important. Get used to it.” -Emma Stone in Birdman(2014) “I felt it. Perfect. It was perfect.” –Natalie Portman, in…