Why are so many countries witnessing protests in 2019?

As the year 2019 comes to an end, FaultLines looks back at what binds many protests in many countries. Mass protests have broken out in countries from Lebanon to Spain to Chile and Bolivia. All are different – with distinct causes, methods, and goals – but there are some common themes that connect them. The […]

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 Wake up Indians, Have some shame and take a step towards women’s safety; said No Indian ever!

As a part of one of the first open blogs, women speak about rape in India and how much of that could be blamed on society and administration. 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Case, 2017 Unnao Rape Case, 2018 Kathua Rape Case, 2019 Hyderabad rape case- As the list goes on Indians will feel more casual […]

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Abu Zubaydah Bait: Understanding the Failure of CIA’s ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ post 9/11

Did a U.S Department of Justice Official really claim that if the president wanted to crush a child’s testicles, no treaty could stop him? Did waterboarding ever result in truthful confession? What happened to Abu Zubaydah during the interrogation? Why were video recordings of many 9/11 suspected terrorists deleted? The graphics/ words might be disturbing […]

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Decoding Venezuela: Why South America’s most prosperous country is in socio-economic conflict

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president following large protests, galvanising opponents of current socialist President Nicolás Maduro. More than three million Venezuelans have fled their country over recent years, blaming hunger, lack of medical care, rising unemployment, and violent crime. Venezuela is located in northern South America and borders the North Atlantic […]

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The Saas-Bahu Saga: Story of reluctant Gandhi ladies who kept Congress going

“Sonia nahi ye aandhi hai, Doosri Indira Gandhi hai!”, through this jingle the Congress tried to popularize Sonia Gandhi when she entered politics and held the helm of the Congress party. The Saas-Bahu saga of Indira Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi who kept Congress going when the seat of power looked far and dark. An Indira […]

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Why Osama bin Laden was a bigger catch for the United States than Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Two self-styled terrorists, one brought the war to the United States on the American soil while the other dragged the United States to a foreign land. Both killed for having messed up with the United States yet, Osama Bin-Laden remains the biggest catch. President Donald Trump claimed in his address to the American public after […]

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Why the Prophet Muhammad and Islam will not accept Abu Baker Al-Baghdadi’s ISIS “Caliphate”

A man meditating alone in a cave near Mecca received a religious vision. The vision that laid the foundation for a new religion. The year was 610 AD and the man was Muhammad. The belief in him of his followers gave birth to one of the most widely practiced religions: Islam The vision sets religion […]

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I Serve the Soviet Union: Story of Men Who Cleaned Up Chernobyl

On April 26,1986 when reactor number 4 of  Viktor I. Lenin or commonly known as Chernobyl power plant exploded, many were sleeping safely just 10 Kilometres away in Pripyat city. The Pripyat City committee comprising of Chernobyl plant directors Viktor Bryukhanov and Nikolai Fomin tried to push the matter under the rag. They initially reported […]

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The Tashkent Mystery: Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death and the Subhas Chandra Bose Angle

  India, in the 1960s just 13 years into its independence was beamingly looking at its future-global partners and strategic allies that would help her hold its land against adversaries like China and Pakistan. Lal Bahadur Shastri took the top seat in the Parliament in 1965. He was a dynamic leader, having grown in the […]

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