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ANTONI GAUDI, ARCHITECT

ANTONI GAUDI- ‘THE GOD’S ARCHITECT’

Antoni Gaudi Cornet was an architect from Catalonia, Spain who belonged to the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) movement.  He was known for his individualistic style which was one-of-a-kind. Most of his works are concentrated around Barcelona, Spain. Gaudi’s architecture was highly influenced by his passion like nature and religion.  He introduced new techniques of constructions like trencadis (broken tile mosaics) which uses waste ceramic, stained glasses or wood pieces and he also came up with equilibrated architectures. Equilibrated design can be observed in his multi-storey apartments of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.  The several floors of which are structured like clusters of tile lily pads with steel-beam veins. As was so often his practice, he designed the two buildings, in their shapes and surfaces, as metaphors of the mountainous and maritime character of Catalonia. 

MILLENNIALS

Are millennials really using Uber-Ola?

Predictions claim that India is on its way to become the youngest country by 2022, with the average age of 29. The demographics of the country are completely in favour of a rising trend on the graphs, but why is it the other way round in reality then? Millennials or Gen Y refers to people born between 1981 to 1996. This implies the youngest millennial turned 18 in 2014, and probably voted for the BJP government. Millennials constitute more than 25% of the population. Millennials have lived through the phase of liberalisation (1991) and the computer revolution in the 2000s. Gen Z, on the other hand is witnessing the internet revolution.

posco

POCSO Act, 2012

According to reports by UNICEF, about 1 in 10 girls under the age of 20 have been forced to engage in sex or perform other sexual acts. Around 90% of female victims who report forced sex say that their perpetrator was someone they knew. In order to deal with the child abuse cases, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 was introduced by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The act came into effect from 14th November 2012. It is a comprehensive law to provide protection to children below 18 years of age from offences relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault and pornography, along with protecting the interests of the child during the justice delivery process by incorporating child-friendly mechanisms of reporting, recording of evidence and investigation and speedy trial of crimes through the assigned special courts.

Books vs Movies: The age old debate

There’s always been a heated debate when a book is adapted into a movie, that whether the movie gave justice to the book by keeping it original, by keeping its essence intact or even though deviating from the storyline the movie was still a beautiful piece of art. Like once Stephen king said “books and movies are like apples and oranges they both are fruit, but tastes completely different.” we need to explore the right way of interpreting a book adaptation into movies to be able to truly enjoy it or even dislike it for that matter.

Revenge porn

Revenge Porn

From “I’ll tell what you did to the teacher” to “I’ll release your private pictures on the internet”, the society has collectively lost its innocence. 

It’s hard to maintain privacy on the internet no matter how many security settings it provides. The least one can expect is that their private moments will remain private, that their loved ones will respect their privacy. However, with an accessory meant to make life easy, (the internet) some miscreants make it hard for others to even exist peacefully in society.

Sharing explicit photographs of celebrities or non-consensual pornography is not new or unheard of but revenge porn is an even bigger problem and not just limited to celebrities.

Discrimination

Discrimination against pregnant women

“If you exclude 50% of the talent pool, it’s no wonder that you find yourself in a war for talent.” By Theresa J. Whitmarsh. We have all encountered situations or conversations where some people defend gender-based discrimination making claims that they are innate differences. For example, men are more logical than women that makes them suited for a variety of jobs. They claim that it’s just “simply biology”. But if we were really to talk about discrimination based on biology nothing threatens a woman’s employment and economic stability more than their status of pregnancy. Mere knowledge of pregnancy can make the employer change the decision of hiring women. These employers don’t see mothers or pregnant women as a long-term asset for the company and therefore, they keep them from getting an opportunity of well-deserved jobs.

Parents

Discrimination against same sex parents

Whenever we talk about family, a very conventional picture of a mother, a father, and siblings gets painted in our minds. Because that is what we have been taught in schools, that is what most of us have grown up in and that is what a large chunk of society looks like. But families are composed of different entities as well. There could be just two partners, a father and a child, two same-sex parents and their children and so much more. But anything that is not conventional seems unusual to us, which is ridiculed against and opposed by the generic build-up of the society. In this article, we shall talk about the discrimination faced by same-sex parents with a special emphasis on adoption. We shall also discuss the case of same-sex parents concerning India later in the article. 

Ageism

Ageism

‘Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time’.

On this note, I would like to introduce a very common phenomenon, being observed these days, recognized even by the WHO. Ageism is generally defined as stereotyping or discrimination against an individual on the basis of his/her age. This term was introduced by Robert Butler in 1969. More specifically, ageism constitutes of 3 elements: 

  1. Prejudicial attitudes towards elders.
  2. Adopting discriminatory practices against elders.
  3. Institutional practices that perpetuate stereotypes against elders.

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