Female Rape Survivor

Comic Book Features Female Rape Survivor as its “Superhero”

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In the Modern era we live in, India has a lot of opportunities to offer the Indian woman along with having a voice in everyday life. But unfortunately, safety of women in India is still a huge area for concern.   There are many cases of violent crime against women who are returning from work, or ...

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Cartist

A Blend of Vintage Cars and Art in Jaipur

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Do you love cars? Fast cars? Vintage cars? Then this festival is right up your alley. Cartist is an organization aiming to promote art and give young artists a platform to showcase their works. They held a festival in 2015 to create and showcase cars and car-related art like paintings, sketches, pen work, sculptures, fiber ...

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Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha : Why censorship sucks!

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Finally, after much controversy, debutante Alankrita Shrivatava’s movie Lipstick Under My Burkha is set to release on July 21. This movie has gained a lot of attention and won several accolades abroad, but gained little recognition in India due to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banning it. Even before its official release, it ...

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On a Mission to Feed the Hungry

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There is an ancient saying in India that says “Annam Parabrahma Swaroopam” . It means that food is equal to god. But do we pay heed to this? Not at all. As a result, millions of our people are dying in hunger when tons of food is being thrown away, wasted, discarded; for no good ...

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Music, Rock & Roll, Pratik Bijlani, Beatles, Hey Jude, Elvis, Stop Commotion

Legends of Rock & Roll

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I absolutely adore Rock & Roll music! There is nothing like a Beatles or a Rolling Stones song to make you feel energized in the morning. The moment I hear the sweet riffs and beautiful drum beats, I wanna put on my shoes and dance like nobody's looking. Rock & Roll is not just mere ...

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Beatboxing, music, pratik bijlani, stop commotion

The Beatbox Goes On!

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I found this video of two guys dressed as nerds trolling people with their beatboxing skills. At first, I thought the video was fake, but after doing a bit of digging it turns out that not only is it real, anyone can do it given enough practice. Check out the video!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBq5guIzlMc     For those of you who don't ...

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The heart of Buddha's Teaching

Book Review : The heart of Buddha’s Teaching

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Book Review: The heart of Buddha’s Teaching Author: Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-present)   Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist that resides in Plum village, France. He is active in the peace movement and is constantly promoting non-violent solutions to conflicts. He has written over 100 books on meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism. He has ...

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The Different Drum, book review, stop commotion

Book Review : The Different Drum

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Book name: The Different Drum Author: M.Scott Peck (1958-2005)   M.Scott Peck is a psychiatrist well known for his first book “The road less travelled”, which has sold more than 10 million copies approximately.  He has had experience working in various environments most notably as a Lieutenant General of the US army in Okinawa (Japan), Assistant Chief of ...

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Stand up, Comedians, Aditi Mittal, Biswa, Kenny, Rohan Joshi, Abish

5 Indian Comedians to Stand Up For

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5 revolutionary comedians taking the Indian Comedy scene to the next level!   According to WHO, India is one of the world's worst hit nations by depression. 36% of India is depressed, i.e. every third person in India is. There is a multitude of research studies to show that laughter can help with the feelings of depression. ...

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Aboriginal, art, tribe, australia, stop commotion

Mystic Aboriginal Art and its Meaning

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The Aborigine are a tribe that have settled in Australia almost 80,000 years ago. These Aboriginal people did not write language, but made beautiful artwork to pass on information to future generations. It is this artwork that signifies the beliefs of these people. Through these paintings, the Aboriginal would learn how to use the land ...

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