In 1966, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee created Black Panther — the first superhero of African descent. 50 years and countless Marvel movies later, the studio looked into adapting the character into a movie. The result was director Ryan Coogler’s cinematic masterpiece that has attained the status of a legend among superheroes. Black Panther is Marvel’s highest-grossing movie in the United States and is the first superhero movie ever to be nominated for the Oscars. In the days post its release, the movie spawned the hashtag, #WhatBlackPanthermeanstome, with people from all walks of life sharing, the significance the representation of…


A study conducted by the National Human Rights Commission shows how out of touch the 2019 Transgender Rights Bill is from the ground reality of human rights violations against transgenders.

In November 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill to widespread opposition from various trans-activists, lawyers and civil society groups. The bill defines a transgender person as “one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth. It includes trans-men and trans-women, persons with intersex variations, gender-queers, and persons with socio-cultural identities, such as kinnar and hijra.”

Transgenders are one of the most socio-economically…


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) confirmed 484 positive COVID-19 cases in India as of Tuesday, 24th March. Roughly 300 of those have been reported in the last four days.

South Korea, the only country other than China to have successfully flattened the curve of the number of new cases reported each day, has outlined mass testing, contact tracing, and isolation as the way forward. So far, India has tested 20,864 samples for the novel coronavirus. As the pandemic accelerates in India, we compare India’s number of tests with other countries at a similar stage of the pandemic.

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Poojil Tiwari

Literature grad playing with numbers. Data Journalist in training @ Cardiff University ‘20. Miranda House ’19. India.

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