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Calcutta Catatonia

Since the 11th of June, one of Kolkata’s most prominent medical institutes’ gates have been closed for the first time in years, marking the fifth day of a doctors’ strike that has paralyzed medical services in the state of West Bengal. The agitation comes after junior doctors were assaulted at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRSMCH) in Kolkata on Monday night by relatives of a patient who had died there. The state has seen nearly 700 resignations by doctors in government hospitals. Doctors across the country have come out in support of the strikes. The Indian Medical...

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Weekly World Cup Analysis By DoJMA: Week 2

The second week of the ICC Cricket World Cup has come to an end with some extraordinary cricket being played! Unfortunately, the rain put a slight dampener on things as three of this week’s eight matches had to be called off. Nevertheless, we here at DoJMA will continue to bring you up to date on this long festival of Cricket!   So, how’s everyone performed so far? With half the teams suffering a washout, the points table is still no indicator of the team’s potential, but some patterns have become visible. For one, the top 4 teams include India,...

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Interview with Mahesh Raghvan, Shravan Sridhar and Mt Aditya

  The Aurora of Quark woke up, not with a prince’s kiss, but with a hint of Carnatic masked in a veil of modern music. DoJMA caught up with Mahesh Raghvan, Shravan Sridhar and MT Aditya Srinivasan, the headlining artists for the first Aurora night of Quark’19. DoJMA: It’s a pleasure to interview you, especially after the phenomenal gig of yours. We have a few questions. All of you have been part of Marghazi reloaded. What was your inspiration behind it and how did the dynamics in this collaboration work out? Mahesh: Marghazi reloaded is a very special project....

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Weekly World Cup Analysis By DoJMA: Week 1

The ICC Cricket World Cup has been underway for a week now, and we here at DOJMA aren’t going to leave you hanging! Every week, we’ll update you with news on the matches that’ve happened, with information on some of the best performances, best cricketers, and most stunning encounters, and the intriguing match-ups that await us. The first week of this World-Cup has seen some one-sided encounters, and just as many absolute thrillers…   So, how’s everyone performed so far?  With most teams having played just one or two matches and having won one of them, the points table...

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The anticlimactic challenges to the climate change regime

Humans are at the pinnacle of technological and cultural prowess; we are propelling humongous telescopes to space and using microscopic machines to treat diseases from the inside. However, in all the sheen of this advancement, we often forget that we are just tenants on Earth. The risks at hand Rising seas and increased coastal flooding Since 1880, the average global sea level has increased by about eight inches, especially along the U.S. East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. The increasing worldwide temperature is accelerating this rise of water, putting low-lying coastal properties at flooding risk. More destructive...

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Election Series Article #2: BJP Manifesto Analysis

With the results of 2019 elections declared and PM Modi’s BJP coming out on top, this election was truly entertaining to follow. DoJMA analysed this year’s elections and the lead-up to it, in terms of the manifesto, that often-forgotten promise parties make for their time at the helm.  This three-part article compares the manifestos of the two major parties (BJP and Congress) in 2014, follows the way the government lived up to expectations (or didn’t) in the next five years, and looks at their manifesto promises in 2019. So, what did the parties promise in 2014? Education BJP: Promised...

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DoJMA Election Series Article #1 : Change-Makers 101

With the 17th Lok Sabha elections having come to a close, it was pertinent to look back at various factors that defined them. One important factor was the massive number of new voters, with over 80 million of them registered to vote in the elections. With increasing awareness with regards to voting and the democratic process and an immense social media campaign during the elecions, the turnout from this section was considerable. DoJMA had circulated a survey to figure out how the first time voters felt after voting and what the key issues were, according to them. We used...

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