The Thin Line Between Tokenism And Representation In Hollywood
For a long period of time, representation and inclusion of diversity in characters was something unheard of in Hollywood. Movies and TV shows would follow the same old pattern of revolving the storyline around white, heterosexual characters. The lack of diversity in Hollywood was pretty evident when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences […]
Cultural Events And Festivities At McLeod Ganj Temple Mark The Dalai Lama’s 87th Birthday
Each year, July 6 marks the birthday or the ‘Incarnation Day’ of the 14th Dalai Lama, also known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people. The spiritual leader was born in Tibet on July 6, 1935, and had to seek refuge in India, along with his followers, owing to the political crisis in their country. […]
Evaluating Gender Stereotypes In Bollywood
Bollywood is the cornerstone of entertainment in India. With millions of people following the industry, and fans idolising mainstream Hindi cinema artists, it has always had a huge impact on the beliefs and attitudes of its audiences. Gender stereotypes have been long prevalent in multiple spheres of our society. Since movies are a reflection of […]
US Senate Passes Gun Safety Bill While Supreme Court Eases Handgun Limits
The United States accounts for the highest amount of gun ownership, along with the most incidents of mass shootings among all wealthy nations. As per statistics, more than 390 million firearms are owned by civilians alone. In the year 2020, more than 45,000 people in the country died due to gun violence. In a revolutionary […]
Fête De La Musique: The History And Significance Of World Music Day
Have you ever imagined yourself as the protagonist and walked down the street as if you were in a movie while listening to your favorite tunes? You’re definitely not the only one. That’s the power of music. If there is one thing common in all people, it is their love for music. People have the […]
A Look Back Into The History Of The LGBTQ+ Liberation Movement
The LGBTQ+ community across the world celebrates pride month each year, in the month of June. It is a celebration of love, acceptance and diversity, but also a symbol of honour for the struggles and victories of the community over the years. There is a reason behind why pride month is celebrated in June. This […]
Donald Duck Day: What Are Some Interesting Facts About The Beloved Walt Disney Character?
Each year, June 9 is celebrated as Donald Duck day, to commemorate the animated character’s debut on screen in 1934, when he appeared in Walt Disney’s ‘The Wise Little Hen’. The character has since been featured in around 150 theatrical films, and is also one of the most published ones in comic books. Famous for […]
Explained: What Is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a largely uncommon disease caused by infection from the monkeypox virus. The virus belongs to the genus ‘orthopoxvirus’ which is part of the ‘poxviridae’ family (a family of viruses). Monkeypox was first identified in 1958, when outbreaks of a pox-like disease were detected in a colony of monkeys kept for scientific purposes in […]