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Riddhi Bhattacharya is an amiable and aspiring student, freelance blogger, COO at The Teen Pop Magazine. Her passion resides in etching down the feeling of her mind and the notions of her mind and conveying them to the world with her speeches, articles, blogs and debates.

Advancements in Literature

Recently, more and more people from underrepresented countries are making their way into the world of literacy. Let’s start by learning a bit more about these extremely talented and versatile writers, authors or poets.   The Great Indian Tee & Snakes by Kritika Pandey, India Kritika Pandey from Ranchi, Jharkhand, India was the regional winner for Asia in the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her story “The Great Indian Tee and Snakes” focuses on a real-life incident Pandey had witnessed, […]

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Impact of Technology on Developing Countries

Why are developing countries “poor” and developed countries “rich”? What contributes to the wealth of a country? What determines or dictates how well a country is running? Most of the time, the answer to these questions are correlated to the economy due to the different circumstances in developed and developing countries. One of the most vital parts of a developed country is technology – something that most developing countries lack. How Technology Helps  When a country receives access to technology, […]

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Juvenile Justice System

As federal, state, and local governments continue navigating appropriate responses to those most impacted by COVID-19, it’s crucial to remember the significant impact had on youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system, whether they are currently incarcerated, being released, or on probation. Ill-treatment and physical, mental and sexual abuse – they are used to that. Yet, not seeing their relatives for months – how has that affected these young offenders? Struggles of Juvenile Offenders Youth offenders often face […]

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5 Ways Drones could Lift Farmers out of Poverty

With drone operation prices dropping significantly in the past few years, agricultural drone technology is becoming more attainable to small scale farmers in developing countries.  The current industry standard, satellite imagery, can be costly, time-consuming, and weather dependent- the upsides to drone usage have many industry experts expressing optimism.  Drones, have most recently been used in Jaipur, India where it was used to scare away the millions of locusts that were rampaging crops as part of the 2019-2020 Locust Infestation. […]

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The Ebola Eradication Act

In 2019, Karen Bass, Democratic congresswoman representing parts of Culver City, CA, introduced a bill that has gotten everyone’s attention around the world.  Being the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Chair of the United States Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, she is the perfect person to come up and get such an essential bill approved. The bill was also co-sponsored by 38 congresspeople, including one Republican, Ron Wright […]

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Gang Violence in El Salvador Post-Election of Nayib Bukele

El Salvador is no stranger to violence. It endured a brutal civil war in the 1980s, which lasted for more than a decade. In many ways, this history has underpinned the evolution of a terrifying gang culture where extortion and murder have become the norm. In the aftermath of the civil war, US immigration policies hardened. The net result was Salvadorian migrants convicted of crimes were deported back to El Salvador, renewing the cycle of gang culture and undermining the […]

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Impact of Child Labour and Child Poverty in Myanmar

Myanmar and the Roots of Child Labour Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar, formerly Burma, has a steadily growing economy. Before the COVID-19 Pandemic economic growth in Myanmar was projected to increase to 6.7 per cent in 2021/22 after picking up to 6.3 per cent in 2019/20 and 6.4 per cent in 2020/21. Of course, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, those numbers are expected to decrease; however, this just goes to show how well Myanmar was doing, but not mentioning a […]

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2020 Dessert Locusts Infestation and Its Effects on Developing Nations Explanation

“This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. […]

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Eternal Wars and its Ramifications on the Public

Every worldly citizen acknowledges that wars cost money and it doesn’t come as a surprise. Yet what does is the fact that ongoing American wars since 9/11 have been waged almost entirely on borrowed money. They are credit-card wars, 60% funded by U.S. investors, 40% by those in other countries. Unlike the other wars in medieval history, they are not being paid for as they happen and are racking up a substantial debt to foreign countries. The Pentagon has a […]

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Poverty in Nigeria

Nigeria and Pillars of its economy A key player in West Africa, Nigeria accounts for half of West Africa’s population with 202 million people and 1 of the largest populations of youth in the world. With an abundance of natural resources, it is Africa’s biggest oil exporter, and has the largest natural gas reserves on the continent. The country held presidential elections in 2019 and Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a 2nd term. He identifies fighting corruption, increasing security, […]

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