The PANDEMIC isn’t a productivity contest.

It’s been almost two months since I’ve stepped out of house. It all started with an extended mid-sem break and now I am in a middle of a never ending lockdown. As a grad student, the thought of an extended break from college was clearly a blessing regardless of the reason it was extended and…

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How to stop the SMARTPHONE?

This blog is hugely inspired by a podcast you can find here: How To Put Your Phone Down, The Overthink Tank. I’m majorly writing this because I’m so done with my smartphone and I’m trying a lot to stay away from it but it gets me back and I’ve given up calling it “pastime” because…

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Unlawful activities, but by whom?

Amidst a global pandemic, India is observing untimely arrests of some of the names that lead the voices of dissent in India. Journalists and activists such as Umar Khalid, Masrat Zahra among other have been booked under the Unlawful Activities Protection Act (UAPA) in the last week.The amended UAPA allows the government to proscribe individuals as…

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Trump’s beef with WHO: badly timed

To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ On 14th of April, President Donald Trump said today he will suspend U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump accused WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” at a White House press conference. Trump’s govt now will be starting a pending a 60-…

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Thousands Defy Lockdown in Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad

Mumbai, the city with the highest cases of coronavirus, became the site of a huge protest this afternoon as hordes of migrant workers gathered outside Mumbai’s Bandra station today protesting against the extension of the lockdown.  The crowd mostly comprised migrant labourers who live in the slums around Bandra station. With no jobs, and limited…

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The economic cost of the COVID-19 pandemic

To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ The COVID-19 pandemic has put almost the entire world on halt. As of April 1, 2020, almost 900,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide with a death toll of over 44,000. Apart from the grave Humanitarian crisis that it has brought, another very important issue of concern is the Economic slowdown…

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Anand Teltumbde, a criminal? An Ambedkarite? An activist?

“The jingoist nation and nationalism have got weaponised by the political class to destroy dissent and polarise people. The mass frenzy has accomplished complete de-rationalisation and inversion of meanings where destroyers of the nation become desh bhakts and selfless servers of the people become deshdrohis. As I see my India being ruined, it is with a feeble hope…

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Quarantine and keeping sane.

Day #4 of 21-day lock-down in India, which is only looking like it’s going to be extended. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, an international tragedy, an economic slowdown, a nightmare for the poor, and right now I’m looking at exercises to do in a home workout. I’m looking at how to stay productive…

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I refuse to turn a blind eye.

I entered my college in 2019. I scored decent marks in my 12th board so after a little hustle bustle of cut off lists, I got my current college and was quite happy and excited about my college life. And like every other fresher I was blissfully unaware of my political surroundings and my main…

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