Biography

Ilina Talwar is a third year student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she is pursuing a dual major in International Affairs and Economics. Although born and raised in India, her studies center on the Middle East. In 2011, Talwar went to Jordan for the regional Round Square Conference. She is currently working with the Fuller Project for International Reporting in Istanbul, Turkey as a journalism intern and regularly writes for Solutions. Previously, Talwar has worked with The British High Commission as well as Carlsberg India. She hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy and global development.

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Iraq has a long history of contributing to scientific discovery, however as religious leaders increasingly take control of the war-torn nation, that tradition is under threat. Once a hub for scholars and intellectuals, Iraq and the Middle East were the epicenter of knowledge and learning. Home to Bayt al-Hikma, or the House of Wisdom, between …

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Sitting still for even twenty minutes can be quite a challenge for restless, fidgety seven-year-olds as they get their hair cut. Courtney Holmes, a barber from Iowa, gives these kids a meaningful distraction, as he not only cuts their hair, but also takes on illiteracy. The benefits of reading are well known, however, there has […]

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In many places across the world, single women dining alone are often subject to the society’s disapproving looks. In India especially, eating out alone for a woman is well beyond the cultural norm. It is difficult for women to go to restaurants alone, without being judged or constantly harassed, as men ogle them and restaurant […]

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