A systematic analysis of the political situation in Venezuela

A humanitarian crisis can be defined as “an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security, or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area”. By virtue of mentioning this definition, we might associate it to the situation of our region…

Chandrayaan-2: Spirit, Science and Success

“We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun.” Says Burt Rutan, an American aerospace engineer. Right from Neil Armstrong’s stepping on the…

The Kafkaesque World of News

The quintessential lyrics of the famous Seattle band ‘Alice in Chains’ in their song “Man in the box” describe how our eyes have been sewn shut by media to feed up our hunger for knowledge. True enough, information has become a euphemism for propaganda. Irrespective of the pill we choose, red or blue, we do…

Article 370 – The Blot On The Indian Constitution

The abrogation of Article 370 by the Govt. of India has been a burning topic off late. In this article, we’ll look into what was Article 370, what were its implications, why it was abrogated and how it was abrogated. Also, we’ll look into what differences would it cause in the geopolitical situation of the…

Automating Away Our Future

President Trump’s Election in 2016 redefined the political landscape of the United States and has had ripple effects affecting other developed nations around the globe. A lot of people on the left wonder how a person so unqualified and unfit for office could have been elected in the country which had just witnessed two terms…

The Indian Non Alignment Movement

Non-alignment being a new concept acted as a catalyst to the third world countries struggling for independence from colonialism and showed great solidarity towards them.Read this post to gain insights into the movement that shaped our foreign policy,submitted by Anshuman Mishra, a guest writer for the BITSMUN society.

The Rise of Populism

In stark contrast to the increasing globalisation and liberalisation of the 1990s, the world has witnessed a sudden and rather an aggressive resurgence of nationalist populism in recent times. Look anywhere in the world and you witness populists delivering resounding political victories over deeply entrenched and traditional parties and ideas. The triumph of the so-called…

EVMs- Are they vulnerable?

Leaders of 22 political parties met the Election Commission, on 21 May 2019, and submitted a memorandum asking that the verification of the VVPAT slips of randomly identified polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes and not after the completion of the last round of counting. The opposition parties…

The Battle for Bengal

The Battle for Bengal Frequently associated with roshogollas, Durga Pujo and fish, West Bengal has a number of delights that may interest a casual tourist. However, in current affairs, what matters is the sizeable chunk of 42 Lok Sabha seats Bengal has to offer, and in this state of several attractions, lies the gashes of…