Category: International

Understanding the Zakir Naik controversy

Understanding the Zakir Naik controversy

-Aditi Goel   “When a robber sees a policeman, he’s terrified. So for a robber, a policeman is a terrorist. So in this context, every Muslim should be a terrorist to the robber.” These are words by Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, an Indian Islamic preacher, and founder and president of the NGO Islamic Research …

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China’s move on JeM chief Masood Azhar’s reflecting UN’s handicap

China’s move on JeM chief Masood Azhar’s reflecting UN’s handicap

  -Aman Baldia If you are a follower of International Affairs, a major story that would have caught your attention in the beginning of November was China blocking the bid of India and later that of US, France, and the UK to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar declared as a UN-designated terrorist in the United …

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Mental Health awareness in India

Mental Health awareness in India

-Kashvi Jaggi “Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘WE’, Illness becomes Wellness.” If you ever heard someone being called ‘insane’, ‘mental’, ‘crazy’, ‘delusional’, ‘depressed’, ‘schizophrenic’; you would probably shun away from the conversation or subconsciously judge the person who is at the listening end. Mental health as …

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Dr. Tharoor’s message to the kids!

Dr. Tharoor’s message to the kids!

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, an elected Member of the Parliament, former Minister of State for Human Resource Development, former Minister of State for External Affairs, former Under-Secretary-General to the United Nations and unarguably one of the best politicians in India graced the IIMUN Championship Conference. Besides being a widely published critic and columnist, Dr. Tharoor is also known for his …

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Beyond Limits: Artificial Intelligence

Beyond Limits: Artificial Intelligence

-Aman Baldia   Artificial Intelligence is the science of making computers and intelligent machines showing human intelligence. It is the branch that aims to make machines think like humans. This attempt at creating systems that understand, learn and think like humans aim to give machines the sense of reasoning, problem-solving, natural language processing, learning, planning, …

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The Kasai Conflict

The Kasai Conflict

-Aditi Goel No walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with a failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations. -Kofi Annan These words definitely hold true for Congo’s evolution, …

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In Sport, Gender Equality is an elusive goal.

In Sport, Gender Equality is an elusive goal.

  – Jitendra Nath Misra   Jitendra Nath Misra is a former ambassador and vice-president of Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society. Observing sport has many takeaways. One of them is gender discrimination. Sports meritocrats usually argue that sport is for all to see, and thus gender- blind. Sport is a concrete activity, with a victor …

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Of Climbers and Fallers: How the Election of Dalveer Bhandari is Part of a Power Game

Of Climbers and Fallers: How the Election of Dalveer Bhandari is Part of a Power Game

By Jitendra Nath Misra Short of a political tsunami, a failure of State or a devastating natural calamity, change in the international system tends to be incremental. Dalveer Bhandari’s victory over Christopher Greenwood at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is exactly the sort of gradual change which occurs when established and rising powers jostle. …

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USA – North Korea, an impending war

USA – North Korea, an impending war

We live in the age where a diplomatic lunch between the heads of states of two countries gets cancelled due to the food menu, an age where diplomats indulge into name-calling and use false facts and images to gain global sympathy, an age where aims and aspirations of nations have made the value of human …

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UN & US: A Voyage in Making?

UN & US: A Voyage in Making?

– Rishi Jain The United States of America, a country which has been the epitome for decades for playing and dictating the world politics, vicariously, if not directly to its own wishes, has played a rather crucial role in the formation of United Nations. United Nations is a body having 193 countries as its members. …

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