Silpa Kovvali

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Gawking at the Ivory Tower

When we encourage people to keep possibly prejudiced views to themselves, they never have to confront or defend them.

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Breaking the Mold

 

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Touring the Ivory Tower

When we are reminded of our world-class reputation, we very rarely consider it through the lens of an outsider.

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No Need to Ask or Tell

Coming out has become a highly ritualized process, an often-traumatic coming-of-age requirement for all those who deviate from arbitrary societal norms for sexual behavior.

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Let There Be Light

What a shame to be deemed “educated,” having acquired eight semesters’ worth of facts and figures but not challenged or changed the principles based upon them.

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True Love Revision

I approached my interview with Rachel Wagley, co-president of True Love Revolution, as an opportunity to rethink my perspective on ...

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Reevaluating Rape

The legal system alone cannot prevent rape. We must root out fundamental problems with a culture that explicitly and implicitly condones sexual assault.

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Shirking Tradition

Upon entering the art gallery of the Government Museum in Chennai, visitors are greeted by enormous portraits of various officers,

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Coggins' Critique Is Not Coherent

Although Jessica Coggins’ “Where Narcissism Rules” (Oct. 3, oped) paints her as a proponent of “reasoned debate,” the columnist failed

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

Unlocking the Map
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Unlocking the Map