The 2019 British parliamentary Elections were one of a kind, they were what is popularly called ‘snap elections’ because they took place before schedule. What was even more special about these elections was that despite unpopular opinion about the Conservative Party Prime Ministerial candidate Boris Johnson, the conservatives still won the elections by a great margin. This piece answers questions about what went wrong or rather where did the Conservative Party went right, so right that it won the elections it was destined to lose.
Author: Gunika Vij
Currently in her second year of Economics Honours from Shri Ram College of Commerce, she is a Punjab-Delhi express that demands to be recongnised. She is an enthusiastic soul looking for happiness in small things while trying to make it big in life. From books to humans she has opinions on all, a curious soul who never gets tired of learning.
Technology empowers. It empowers us to do better, to think better, to grow and ultimately to become better versions of our own selves. Online gaming has become popular and the industry has been growing. With minimal development costs the video games have been quite profitable with many being developed individually or with a small team over a span of a month. At present the video game industry has a major impact on the economy with games crossing $600 USD million worth of sales in the first five days of launch. Today, the global video game market is valued at over $93 billion.
When Newton exclaimed ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’, it made sense in the world of Physics. Today, years after Newton quoted this or rather proved it, it turns out to be true for the biosphere in general- All Human Reactions Have an Equal and Opposite Reaction. When we dropped the first bomb, when we burst the first cracker, when we burned the first garbage dump, the first plastic bottle someone threw into the ocean, the first bottle you threw out of the car window; it will all come back. No lunch ever came free
It was rightfully said that ‘the sun never set on the British Empire’ as the British Empire was the foremost global power for over a century and ruled over 412 million people across the globe. Singapore is a prime example of a country that did not fight for freedom from the British Empire but a country that wanted to become a part of another nation. This piece takes us through the independence or rather the expulsion of Singapore from Malaysia and the effects it had on the two nations.
At a time when countries are signing peace treaties and signing bilateral trade agreements, why would Russia violate a peace treaty that could lead to a possible war? A mere 5 years after the Global Recession that affected the world, Russia included, why would Russia threaten its own economic and industrial prosperity? At a time when countries are striving to protect their own citizens against possible and probable terror attacks, why would one nation offer citizenship and protection to an entire city of foreigners? The answers to these questions lie in the rationale behind why did Russia annex Crimea?
The cold war between the United States of America and the then Soviet Union ended in 1991 with the disintegration of the Soviet Union. But there is one nation still bearing the brunt of this cold war which ended almost three decades ago. The country is none other than our Asian ally Afghanistan.