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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Considering how volatile the job market has been recently, we all applied to Boston University, at least to some extent, because of the employability of the university’s graduates. It is reassuring to know that the tens of thousands of dollars we spend on tuition will eventually make their way back to us. And who can […]

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Nepal instated a new constitution Sunday. My immediate response upon hearing this was delight; this constitution promises to enforce secularism and democracy, while simultaneously protecting religion when needed. After years of political unrest, interim constitutions and monarchies, this seemed like good news. But was I right in my assumption? In Nepal, this constitution has been […]

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On Monday, the Indian Supreme Court lifted a ban that it had implemented earlier last month on Santhara, a religious practice in Jainism which consists of preparing for death by stopping the consumption of water and food. It is commonly practiced amongst very old or terminally ill Jain followers as a form of purifying the […]

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About 600 students in eastern India were expelled for widespread cheating in ongoing 10th grade examinations. Upon reading about the incident, I was appalled and instantly thought of the whole episode as wrong and immoral. It put my country under a degenerate light. It made me want to try to understand the reason behind the extensive […]

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