• I Am In Angst

    When will the smoke in India clear? Wreathed by smoke, a moment of reckoning may be near.  Overseas and away from extended family, our minds toil as to when things will get better. I see those running to lie at the feet of their struggling family members running through...
  • WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US

    In the spirit of International Women’s Month and Mother’s Day, we at Impact Features are paying homage to the women who inspire us....
  • Unpacking The Caste System Part Two – “I Disapprove Of What You Say”

    In addition to my earlier article unpacking the depths of the harmful Caste system, my dad came to me with his unique string of thoughts. Rather than me trying to explain them to you, I thought you could read his view of the Caste system in his own words…...
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    What Does It Take To Live At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

    Nila Varman The ocean, despite its size and resourcefulness, remains a mystery to humankind. It’s hard to fathom that only around 5% percent of our oceans have been explored and charted, leaving around 95% of it unexplored and unfamiliar. Initially perceived to be devoid of life forms, the pitch-dark,...
  • Unpacking The Indian Caste System – Part One

    The Caste System. Perhaps the most unnecessary and longest-surviving social hierarchy to plague the Earth, unsuccessfully attempting to balance community relationships, ironically through iniquitous imbalance. Instead, it fuels discrimination and violence on countless levels, integrating colourism, religious divides and even family relationships, influencing the way certain social groups behave...
  • Style Icon: Daisy Edgar-Jones

    Nila Varman 2020’s string of unfortunate events trickled into the fashion industry, cancelling fashion weeks, award shows, and the MET Gala left right and centre. With many still stuck at home, our eyes have been glued to the next best thing: riveting TV shows. Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People...
  • Short Break Itinerary: Tanzania

    Short Break? Go on safari in Tanzania, a beautiful country where 30% is made up of national parks. “The sounds of insects, birds and animals create a symphony of the Savannah” As the world continues to expand around us, it can be safely said Tanzania is one of the...