India, Israel and China listed as Shameful Countries by UN for Human Rights Violations

The United Nations has listed India and Israel, two best allies, among 38 shameful countries, which it said had carried out reprisals or intimida­tion against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. According to sources, The annual report from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisa­tion,…

Selfie Dysmorphia: Distorting Beauty

Selin Pesmes says she uses selfie filters because they smooth out her skin and present a “better-quality version” of herself. That’s likely the same thinking for the millions of other people who regularly post edited pictures of themselves on social media, which are often created using selfie-enhancing tech from apps like Instagram, Snapchat and FaceTune….

These pages of mine

“Those books. You’ve read them all?”   Yes. I’ve read them all. I’ve devoured the woven words and placed them in my shelf of memories, safe and to be remembered, always.  I’ve spent warm and breezy afternoons, piously making my way through hundreds of books in old, dusty libraries, the membership cards stacked neatly in…