Developing Countries Should Not Be Punished for Global Warming

With every tree cut down, the world is growing more and more concerned. We are slowly starting to realize the unavoidable price of destroying mother nature. The conversation around global warming is getting more and more substantial among us with each passing day. The Paris Climate Accord is one of the most common examples of global initiatives taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is a global … Continue reading Developing Countries Should Not Be Punished for Global Warming

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How Education Is Being Used As A Weapon

Ever since I was a little kid, I always believed that education is a powerful tool. I knew if I wanted to be successful in life, I would have to do well in school. I still believe in the saying, “education is a powerful tool,” but these words hold very different meanings to me today. From a young age, I have been heavily involved in extra-curricular … Continue reading How Education Is Being Used As A Weapon

Here Is Why I Think Marijuana Should Be Legalized Worldwide

The decriminalization of marijuana has been a hot topic recently. The liberal party of Canada has been at the forefront of the conversation regarding marijuana legalization. Prime minister Trudeau’s Liberal government will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana. In the United States, it is legalized in nine states and Washington, DC and decriminalized in 13 states. I personally think marijuana should be legalized and here is … Continue reading Here Is Why I Think Marijuana Should Be Legalized Worldwide

Roots

The scent clings to my coat,       Showing me the endless possibilities of humility       Awkward stares, noses scrunching in distaste In disdain, I lift my foot over the threshold,       Disconnecting the ties that held my cloak of warmth       And let it fall behind me as graciously As Ma stirs the curry on the stovetop,        Onions Garlic Chilli all coated with masala        Masala that drifted the air … Continue reading Roots

The Flaws of Canada’s Criminal Justice System

They say lady justice is blind, for her blindfold represents objectivity, the ability to allocate justice without the fright of bribe, without the influence of money, wealth, power and identity. But is my justice a reflection of lady justice’s virtues? A while ago I was reading a Maclean’s article which compared Canada’s prisons to residential schools. It truly pointed out some of the more astonishing statistics regarding the … Continue reading The Flaws of Canada’s Criminal Justice System

Window

The emotionless rectangle on the wall calls me, tempting me to take a look outside. As hard as I try to give in, to let my curiosity take over, I can’t. It is not the rectangle’s detached nature that scares me, but what lies on the other side. The view outside the rectangle has never been kissed good luck by the luscious sun. Monstrous thunders … Continue reading Window

We Need Shorter School Days and Less Homework

High school students spend about 6 to 7 hours at school every day. On top of that, Canadian and American students get about 6 hours of homework every week. We need to lower the number of homework students get because research has found it can have physical, mental and social implications. School hours need to be shorter and we should get less homework because it … Continue reading We Need Shorter School Days and Less Homework

Low-Fat Products Contain Hidden Sugar

Obesity has become a global epidemic, bringing with it other health problems such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain cancers, fatty liver etc. Some of the leading causes of obesity are genetics, junk food, and food addiction. As a society, we like to believe that preaching “calories in, calories out” and “eat less and exercise more” can solve this health crisis. It has somehow been … Continue reading Low-Fat Products Contain Hidden Sugar

Saskatoon’s Women’s March

A few weeks ago I attended our local women’s march here in Saskatoon, Canada. In a crowd of more than 400 people, it was a heartwarming experience to be walking among those who I shared the same vision with. A vision of an equal, fail and safe future. We marched alongside each other because in our federal and provincial government women are under-represented and because … Continue reading Saskatoon’s Women’s March

Inspiring Memories

These three pictures were taken at an intersection in the famous ByWard market in Ottowa. It only portrays three corners of the four-way intersection. If these photographs are looked at closely, it becomes clear that I was standing at the remaining corner and the picture of where I am standing is missing in this collection. I captured these three photos and posted them in this … Continue reading Inspiring Memories

Canadian Mining Companies Are A Nightmare When Operating Abroad

Mining is one of the biggest contributors to the Canadian economy. In 2015, it contributed $56 billion to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Over the last decade (2003-2012), the federal and provincial governments have received over $71 billion in taxes and royalties. Canada is a global leader in the mining industry. It is home to 75% of the world’s mining companies and ranks amongst the … Continue reading Canadian Mining Companies Are A Nightmare When Operating Abroad

Canadian Immigrants Are Facing Dangerous Unemployment Rates

The immigrants that have come to Canada in the past five to ten years have 1.5 times the unemployment rate as those born in Canada, reveals a Maclean’s article. Many newcomers have to do jobs that they are overqualified for. In fact, as immigrants, my own parent has had the struggle of finding jobs they are suited for. My mom has a master’s degree and … Continue reading Canadian Immigrants Are Facing Dangerous Unemployment Rates