Tanya Bhaiji

“You can either spend your time building borders or crossing them, and I chose the latter.” Ciao! My name is Tanya and I am 19. Born in a country as diverse as  India, I was introduced to multiculturalism at a very young age. However, it was not until I was selected to be an exchange student in France that my life changed completely. I realized that I do not want to be confined to a particular nationality but I want be a part of a more global picture which is why I chose Global Governance. I like exploring art history, languages, and breaking stereotypes.

The Rise of Strongman Politics

In the article, “Why the world should be worried about the rise of strongman politics”, Tony Walker laments the rise of strongman politics throughout the world and the dangerous consequences of it. In light of subsequent developments around the world, he is of the opinion that the “macho” phenomenon, driven… Read More »The Rise of Strongman Politics

Serendipity

A healthy democracy requires its citizens to be exposed to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. This promotes shared experiences and makes it easier to govern a heterogeneous society, and reduces the likelihood of people resorting towards extremism. This represents the positive side of free speech – the diversity… Read More »Serendipity

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER : CIVIC EDUCATION AGAINST EXTREMISM AND THE CASE OF UTØYA

July 11, 2018. As I reached the beautiful island of Utoya in Norway, amidst all the nature, I found myself in the midst of the peaceful serenity that almost makes one forget the daunting events that happened on this island. Indeed, its history is quite heavy. In the deadliest attack… Read More »WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER : CIVIC EDUCATION AGAINST EXTREMISM AND THE CASE OF UTØYA

GET, SET, GO!

The billion dollar reason behind women’s right to drive   in Saudi Arabia    Up until September 2017, Saudi Arabia was unique in being the only country in the world where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles. However, on 26 September 2017, King Salman issued an order to allow women… Read More »GET, SET, GO!

Iceland’s Down Syndrome Dilemma and the “Dirty Hands” Theory

  The peaceful little nation of Iceland rarely makes any news on the political front, much less anywhere else if not for its natural beauty or lack of army. However lately, it sparked a debate by successfully eradicating the Down syndrome, not through any breakthrough cure for the genetic disorder, but through abortions. This has been possible due… Read More »Iceland’s Down Syndrome Dilemma and the “Dirty Hands” Theory

Dalí’s surrealist legacy: A consonance from Freud’s psychoanalysis to Einstein’s relativity

  What do the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein’s relativity theory and the prominent surrealist painter Salvador Dalí have in common? This painting – “The persistence of Memory” – that binds them all together in the most fascinating yet unimaginable way possible.     Salvador Dalí’s relationship with science began when he… Read More »Dalí’s surrealist legacy: A consonance from Freud’s psychoanalysis to Einstein’s relativity

Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

  Midnight, November 8, 2016. While the Americans were rejoicing or lamenting the victory of Donald Trump as president of the USA, India was fumbling with suddenly valueless pieces of paper, as the result of one of the boldest government move since the establishment of the Indian republic. Indeed, on… Read More »Demonetization 2016: A stagnant point for the Indian economy and society

Making climate change a human right issue

  Recently, as the United States experienced one of the coldest winter ever in the country’s history, a tweet by the current president Trump attracted a lot of attention from everyone around the world. Consequently, this brings attention to the much  bigger issue here, the lack of people’s scientific understanding of climate change and related phenomena like global… Read More »Making climate change a human right issue