#NoFutureNoChildren: The youth aren’t kidding

By Purva Grover

What do you tell your unborn child? That he/she is not welcome into the world? Forget gender divides; both boys and girls are unwelcomed. Hold on — how do you decide not to have children, when you are one? You have a conversation with yourself about the surroundings and look to the adults for help. In the event of the latter failing to provide, the decision is not a tough one to reach.

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Why Chernobyl went nuclear at the Emmys

By Keith Pereña

I am not huge fan of television. However, the news of HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl, based on the 1986 disaster, becoming one of the big winners at this year’s Emmys made me reach out for the remote and switch on the show. After all, I have a strong connection with the place — I’ve been there and seen it all during one of my sojourns.

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Planting the seeds of conversation with… plants

By Anamika Chatterjee

Who was it who said that man is a social animal? That statement could do with a little tweaking. In a digital age, the companion we find ourselves seeking most passionately is our smartphones. Think of all the empty moments — at the home and the world — that you have sought to fill up scrolling — again and again and again — through your smartphone. That moment when you could have asked a spouse how his/her day went, when you could have made the call that the family back home is so keenly waiting for, when you could have simply paused and taken stock of life or when you could simply be.

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