The first crusade set the whole ball rolling for two centuries of war between the world’s two most practiced religions. Christianity and Islam were at the gates of each other to conquer land and enslave men, women, and children. Medieval Europe was under a strong influence of Christianity. People believed in religious values and words […]Read more "Crusades: The war between Christianity and Islam for Jerusalem"
Reaganomics is President Ronald Reagan’s conservative economic policy that dealt with the 1981- 82 U.S recession and stagflation. Stagflation is the stagnant nature of the economy within double-digit inflation. Reagan differed from his predecessors President Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon on how the government should be involved in the economy of the country. Ronald […]Read more "Understanding Ronald Reagan’s Reaganomics"
For a man who has accrued unlimited power and today sits as one of the most powerful leaders on the global table, transparency has been a weakness. Chinese Xi Jinping’s rise in the Chinese political framework has been debatable and mysterious, adding to the hysteria around the communist party and its leader Xi himself. Graphics […]Read more "Redder than Red: The Rise of Xi Jinping"
The decade that made us, 80s was full of surprises. It brought happiness with the start of the fall of the Soviet Union and the beginning of a new future under Reaganomics in the United States. Old Walls were brought down, AIDS became a new battle and while all these things happened, music subtly embraced […]Read more "The 1980s Revisited: Early Hip Hop, Politics, Rebel Music and MTV"
In the second part of How _________ makes a billion-dollar economy, FaultLines looks at the economy of evergreen tourist destination, Thailand. Thailand’s attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much-needed momentum to its economy. As a part of Vlog: Viren Tak takes […]Read more "Thailand Daily: How Tourism makes a billion-dollar economy"
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 […]Read more "Why are so many countries witnessing protests in 2019?"
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 […]Read more " Wake up Indians, Have some shame and take a step towards women’s safety; said No Indian ever!"
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 […]Read more "Abu Zubaydah Bait: Understanding the Failure of CIA’s ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ post 9/11"
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 […]Read more "Decoding Venezuela: Why South America’s most prosperous country is in socio-economic conflict"