Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority, India will continue to be dogged by the evils of child labour and child trafficking. Continue reading When will children become a political priority: Kailash Satyarthi
Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, could be one of the most conservative places in the Kingdom but a lot of women now feel comfortable when going out without a niqab, a new report states. Continue reading Why women in culturally conservative Riyadh are discarding the niqab
Buckingham Palace will get a Â£369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and old cabling under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday by royal officials and the government. Continue reading Isn’t a $458m facelift for Buckingham Palace a little extravagant?
An expected US economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds. Continue reading As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America
Since the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, I have overheard a number of colleagues and friends remarking that they chose to go off of one or more social media sites because they were angered by what Trump supporters had been writing. Similarly, for me, what started as a one month digital break from Facebook turned into a more permanent deactivation of my account when I started to realise how much more peaceful it felt to remain unplugged (at least from Facebook). Continue reading Social media sickness is a real thing
Three years ago, on the 18th of November, 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary named the term “selfie” as their Word of the Year.
Continue reading Selfie isn’t a four-letter word
There’s no doubt which side the fashion world supported during the US presidential campaign. Continue reading French designer refuses to dress future First Lady
Much of the world has been shocked and dismayed by Donald Trump’s electoral success, but there are those who are delighted. “This was a victory for the forces which oppose globalisation, are fighting illegal migration and are in favour of clean ethnic states,” declared a spokesperson for Global Dawn, Greece’s far-right party, sometimes characterized as neo-Nazi. Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister who has said he wants to build an “illiberal state” in his country, hailed the results as “great news.” The deputy leader of France’s right-wing National Front Party, historically seen as ultra-nationalist and anti-Semitic, was exultant as well. “Their world is crumbling. Ours is being built,” he said. Continue reading Donald devotee could trump Europe’s stability
A Reddit user asked this question “People who have met or dealt with Donald Trump in person prior to the race, what was he like?” Here are some of the answers that were posted on Reddit. Continue reading The side of Trump media is hiding from you
Arunima Sinha is someone who rules her life with an iron rod. The world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest was in the Capital for an inspiring speech as part of the 28th Annual International Seminar held by the Abu Dhabi Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Continue reading If an amputee can climb Everest, the only disability is in our minds