Saumya Khanduja

A cat lover, a book lover, and a beach lover: Saumya is all shades of being human. A sociology graduate from India, who spends most of her time writing. Outside the realm of the web, she loves cooking, sketching, and listening to the cello. A Game Of Thrones enthusiast, she might be small, but can “slay” you!

India Drugs

India in a Trance: The Gritty Reality of Drugs

A typical day in my life; I was busy on my phone, scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. That’s when I came across new memes about a child addicted to some “solution”. I passively ignored it, thinking it was just another meme. Little did I know the reality behind it. Spoiler: it’s related to drugs.
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Teenage pregnancy

Being Mum Too Young: The Tribulations of Teenage Pregnancy

Sarah, a young girl, age 14, found out one morning that her parents filed for a divorce, and are going to live separately from now on. With no one around, she went out for a stroll in the nearest park. While on her way back, she met a friend from her school, along with two boys.
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human rights

Human Rights: A Historical Perspective on Fundamental Rights

Just like the Phoenix, human rights emerged from the ashes and ruins of the world. The beginning of human rights as a revolution is said to be in the late 19th and the whole of the 20th century. However, from ancient texts and research, we can gather that the first time human rights were talked about was back in 539 BC. This is when the armies of Cyrus the great captured ancient Persian lands only to free the slaves and establish equality. This significant historical act provided a basis for today’s human rights decrees.
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Partition of India and Pakistan

Uprooted: The Partition of India and Pakistan

Two nations standing on the ruins of a humongous blended family — India and Pakistan. The partition of these two nations was the biggest ever recorded in the World History. Millions forced to leave not just their homes and their valuables, but their identities. Identities that make us who we are! It was not their homes they were leaving behind, but their roots.
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