As Jonathan Sacks once said, “technology gives us power.” But is this power sufficient enough to solve the problem of Climate Change? 1 .Technology Oren Cass (Manhattan Institute) stated in The Centre for Energy Policy’s 2015 publication that the technology that has done the most to reduce U.S greenhouse gas emissions is fracking. This publication highlights the prominence of fracking in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, merely because of the shift in energy sources fr...


I tried to heal.

Posted Avatar nikki , student

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nikki
Member since February 13, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 15

I tried to heal. I put lemon juice in my hair and on my skin, Praying to my creator that this would lighten it. I would feel myself burning, When the girl next to me had eyes so much nicer than my brown ones. I tried to heal. But I have begun to see the light, Begun to see the beauty in the things I could not heal, To love the skin that I’ve been told has been marred, By the color my creator painted me with. I hope my creator d...


Alive

Posted Avatar Richa Gupta , Teen Poet and Blogger

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Richa Gupta
Member since May 28, 2016
  • 38 Posts
  • Age 17

galaxies swirl like oceans, a spread of glitter, waves encrusted with diamonds. we are enmeshed in a sphere of rock hurtling through the cosmos, unable to escape, astrophe. bits of debris shuttling about, enough to destroy a civilization and annihilate what we spent our lives working towards. we revolve around an orb of heat, one lick enough to peel away our skin, singe our hair and rid our cells of their complexion. the waters that keep us afloat can deprive us of breath within minutes, cascad...


Homesick-Less

Posted Avatar Kashish K , Student majoring in Political Science and English Literature

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Kashish K
Member since May 16, 2016
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 18

Dear family, To a father, a mother and a younger sister. To papa, maa and Jiya. It’s dinner time when I’m writing this letter to you right now. I went downstairs to see what was cooked for dinner. The same dish; thrice this week. I walked back towards my room, and had some banana chips along with some home-made snacks. Thank you maa for these snacks which won’t make me ever sleep hungry. I know, had you been here and seen me having this for dinner, probably sh...


There are so many things that I can't see

Posted no picture Matilde

no picture Matilde
Member since February 20, 2017
  • 1 Post

When I'm at work, it all feels so strange and far away. The fact that every where there are people that suffer... In a little village in a little country lives a not so little girl. She has all her life lived right here, in what for her is the center of the world... But in a place that she don't know about, there might live a girl her age. And she is living in what, for this girl, is the center of the world... I know both of these girls live a hard life, in each way they...


Crossroads

Posted no picture Deepika , Medical Student

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Deepika
Member since February 22, 2017
  • 1 Post

It's 2am in the morning and so long it's just been tossing and turning around, sleepless, I have countless thoughts about how and what were the crossroads of my life, what if I had chosen the other road, what if I was steered by someone. Was this whole journey mine till now or was this some sort of hitchhiking and I never even knew about it. Now that I think about it, people along the way have affected us so much. The sensation of being in thoughts like this is so different, you...


Bystander: When She Suffers....

Posted Avatar TropicalAltap , Mind is Running.......Everywhere

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TropicalAltap
Member since February 9, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 25

She was beaten and slapped, For 'Dowry',by her 'prestigious' husband, And she shouted for help, But I couldn't, I was a Bystander... Her genitals were touched and pressed, For 'pleasure', by inhuman wild crowd, And she died crying for rescue, But I couldn't, I was a bystander... Her cloths removed, body burnt, For being a 'witch', by 'God-like' society, And she screamed for painless death, Still I couldn't, I was a bystander... My tu...


You're Smart for a Girl

Posted Avatar nikki , student

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nikki
Member since February 13, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 15

When I attempted to join my school’s academic team in fifth grade, I saw that the team was made up entirely of boys. “Are you sure you belong here?” The teacher asked me, genuinely concerned that I had gotten lost and wandered into the wrong classroom. I joined the team, if you were wondering, and ending up winning an award for an academic competition’s individual portion. The man handing me the award stopped as he took a moment to scan me and my team, noticing that I was...


Reading

Posted Avatar Kashish K , Student majoring in Political Science and English Literature

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Kashish K
Member since May 16, 2016
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 18

Dear someone in particular, hard cover, yet so protected. paper bound, yet not fragile. spiral bound, yet so simple to handle. It’s like the whole world is scattered in you. All sorts of people coming together to form one chapter of you till it tries to find a happy ending. Even in the saddest of times, the worst of crimes, someplace deep inside our heart, we all crave for that happy ending. I lose myself in you. It’s in you, that angels come and whisper songs i...


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