When you attend a school as large and diverse as Boston University, you’re bound to meet people from all over the world — people with entirely different experiences, languages and lifestyles than yours. And it’s an incredible feeling to get to know those people who are different from you; it breeds tolerance, acceptance and humility. […]

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While the election results took a toll on the United States a few days ago, the citizens of India were shocked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw current bigger currency notes worth 500 and 1000 rupees. Although it sounds ridiculous to carry notes worth that much, these values roughly translate to $10 and […]

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New Delhi has always stood tall as the capital of India. Complete with modern architecture, well-built roads and manicured gardens, the city exemplifies this progressive and culturally driven country to a T. However, all that glitters is not gold. New Delhi has been facing some troubles that cannot be excused. New Delhi is the most […]

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This November will be full of new releases, including heart-wrenching stories, both true and fictional, that will make you think. As you’re planning your weekends up to the holiday season, watch these dramas, memoirs and documentaries. I dare you not to be inspired and moved. 1. “Loving” (Nov. 4) Mildred and Richard Loving married in […]

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October is hallmarked by Halloween and Columbus Day, but Boston University’s international ambience will often shine a light on foreign holidays, one of which is Diwali. Diwali is a five-day primarily Hindu festival that celebrates the theme of good triumphing over evil in the world. The main night takes place on the new moon in […]

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Every summer, Harvard University opens its doors and welcomes thousands of students from all over the world who have enrolled themselves in an enriching seven-week experience to intellectually challenge themselves. This summer program is the ultimate Harvard experience where students live in on-campus housing, enjoy their meals in Annenberg Hall, take courses under the direction […]

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Every girl can tell you the unfortunate story of getting her first period. The first chaotic panic of thinking you’re dying from what can only initially described as a vagina nosebleed. Or fumbling with tampon applicators and being self-conscious of the sound the plastic makes when pulled from the sticky side of a sanitary pad […]

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A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch in my home in India watching one of my favorite “One Tree Hill” scenes on television: Haley and Nathan’s first kiss. Except, I was actually not, because the Central Board of Film Certification, the censor board in India, had cut the kiss. I was enraged, […]

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Our planet has a dark history of discriminating against minorities. Our ancestors did it, we continue to do so today and, sadly, it is very possible that the coming generations will find a new minority to continue this trend with. The tragedy is that discrimination is most definitely ingrained in our society. As children, discriminatory […]

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From birth to death, most people have extensive reports of their medical well-being. This practice never seemed bizarre to me until I learned that it is currently being applied to plants. It took a moment, but my amusement dissipated and now having reports on the health of crops, regardless of how many of them there […]

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