Pandemic Reflections

I’m 20 years old. Mine is the age of friends, of university, of trying out odd jobs here and there, of moving out, of travelling, of going to parties, of trying to figure out what I want to do with my future, and also of ignoring my future, because I’m… Read More »Pandemic Reflections

Beauty is the Beast

Cosmetics. Is it a girl’s or boy’s best friend? Is it a great form of releasing innate artistry? Does it boost your self-esteem? Does it help you break gender and sexual boundaries in a bigoted and prejudiced society? Whatever be the case, it seems as if the appreciation for make-up… Read More »Beauty is the Beast

Cancel culture

Cancel culture refers to the practice of withdrawing support for public figures and companies after they have done or said something offensive,it is a rather new phenomenon that is often encountered on many online social platforms. We could call it a modern-day trial, but the only issue is:who is really… Read More »Cancel culture

The good in the bad: Toxic-positivity

Toxic positivity  is the belief that focuses only on positive emotions and on the positive aspects of life and as a consequence, ignores sadness, anger or other negative feelings; It encompasses the things we need to be able to live a much happier and healthier life.  Toxic positivity is something… Read More »The good in the bad: Toxic-positivity

Mixed WISEdom: Promoting & attaining the 16th UN’s SDGs through intergenerational collaboration      (Case study: Rwanda)  

  Peace, justice and a strong institution are the 16th among the 17 2030 sustainable development goals. It states, “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” Peace, justice and a strong institution goal… Read More »Mixed WISEdom: Promoting & attaining the 16th UN’s SDGs through intergenerational collaboration      (Case study: Rwanda)  

The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina

As Westerners living in peace and comfort, most of us have never had to experience bloody conflicts and instability in our lives. As a result, we lack the capacity to fear such cruelties, we lack the capacity to imagine instability, and ultimately, we lack the ability to foresee brutal scenarios… Read More »The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina

Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

The mass of protesters started gathering at the Pantheon around 11 AM yesterday. The skies threatened them with an angry downpour, which never came to pass. Age-wise, they were an assorted bunch; from parents with toddlers to students to the elderly. Country-wise, they were from all over the world; from… Read More »Russian Tremors at the Pantheon

Disability inclusion: an issue which matters

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Although violations of human rights are a daily issue all over the globe in many different ways, we live in a “fairer” world today, a world that is increasingly taking care of minorities. In this context, media has been used by social movements to spread their message, encouraging people to… Read More »Disability inclusion: an issue which matters

Intergenerational Learning: A conversation with a 62 year old.

Intergenerational learning is an approach that involves learning between different generations; it helps people learn about the world, themselves and others. It is a reciprocal process that involves all, in a mutually beneficial system of teaching and learning. It promotes understanding and increases tolerance towards people of other generations.  Through… Read More »Intergenerational Learning: A conversation with a 62 year old.

Trump’s Demise

“And we fight. We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. Our exciting adventures and boldest endeavours have not yet begun.” These were the words of Donald Trump during his rally on the 6th of January, in Washington D.C.… Read More »Trump’s Demise

Inauguration Day

USA, January 20, 2021 That of the 46th president of the United States is an inauguration without a crowd, in a cold and empty Washington, reminiscent of the assault on Congress on January 6 and where a bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Supreme Court. Former presidents Bill Clinton,… Read More »Inauguration Day

The Trials and Tribulations of India’s Adolescence 

    Around a year ago, I had received a translated copy of  “The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea” by Yukio Mishima. To me it looked like a mere sob story, but the outline of the novella was surprisingly linked to a modern issue which remains overlooked.  Filled… Read More »The Trials and Tribulations of India’s Adolescence 

A Disturbance in the Force

This is a cartoon done by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis. He’s great, and this picture pretty much sets the vibe for this post. Hello everyone. This stuff is just weird for me to write but still, here I am. 2020 was a tough year. There’s no easier way… Read More »A Disturbance in the Force

Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political

Uganda, an East African country bordering Congo and Kenya, is going through dark days for human rights. On Thursday 14 January, after a long-running campaign between Yoweri Museveni, vying for a 6th term, and Bobi Wine, MP and youth favourite singer, the country voted. A tense electoral process for the… Read More »Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political

Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza: An African Heritage Activist

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Mr Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza is an activist with a rising profile who gained notoriety for his stance supporting the repatriation of African artifacts obtained during the French colonial era from French museums and back to their countries of origin. Born in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, he… Read More »Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza: An African Heritage Activist

The road to a clean life starts with a clean home

In a world where everything is new, innovative, useful, fast and replaceable, it is difficult to appreciate the little things. Thanks to the growth of the offer,every day,new products come out, in order to fulfil the needs of a new, growing, and more demanding population.  It is in this new… Read More »The road to a clean life starts with a clean home

For a radical practice of love and hope. Erich Fromm’s socialist humanism

One of the most common things that high school students get to hear from their teachers or tutors is that they should be ready to get out of the cosy cocoon of school to face the “sharks out there’’, ready to rip them apart. They, therefore, are encouraged to beware… Read More »For a radical practice of love and hope. Erich Fromm’s socialist humanism

The enhancement of human elements in schools

In this article the aim is to enhance the roles of teacher and pupil by looking at two important days of the year: 5 October(World Teachers’ Day) and 20 November (World Children’s right day). Concerning these two dates it is important to take in consideration also the 16 of November,… Read More »The enhancement of human elements in schools

The revolution of Chile and the Water Crisis

Thanks to the University of Rome Tor Vergata, in August 2019 I flew across the Atlantic Ocean for my overseas exchange program at the Universidad Mayor of Santiago in Chile and this was the topic of my thesis. A New Constitution for Chile On the 26th of October 2020 a… Read More »The revolution of Chile and the Water Crisis