Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Abdul’s Legal Limbo

Why the Beautiful Forevers' Abdul Is in Legal Limbo

Why is Abdul in legal limbo in the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers? How did Abdul get out of jail? Abdul got out of jail after a judge ruled that he was not a flight risk and could live at home until his trial. Abdul waited for months and never got any clarity on when his trial would begin. He has been condemned to the legal limbo of awaiting trial forever. Read on to discover why Abdul is stuck in legal limbo.

Serve Other People: The Key to a Fulfilling Life

Serve Other People: The Key to a Fulfilling Life

Are you the kind of person who always seeks ways to contribute to the greater good? Why do you think it is important to serve other people? Just as sharing your wealth brings you prosperity, serving others enriches your life while making the world a better place. There are endless options when it comes to contributing to the greater good, but as with anything, some will be more meaningful than others—it all depends on your values, personality, and life experience. Read more about how to serve other people, and the success stories of those who have started on this path. 

The Impact of India’s Economic Collapse on Annawadi

The Impact of India's Economic Collapse on Annawadi

How did India’s economic collapse in 2008 affect the residents of Annawadi, according to the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers? What did the residents do to survive? India’s economic collapse heavily affected sectors like construction and hospitality which resulted in fewer jobs for Annawadi’s residents. Hungry residents started eating rats and frogs, while some like Sunil survived by stealing. Read on to learn more about the devastating impact of India’s economic collapse on Annawadi’s residents.

How to Ask for What You Want: Ask and Receive

How to Ask for What You Want: Ask and Receive

Does fear of rejection prevent you from getting what you want? How do you ask for what you want in an unobtrusive yet bold and assertive way? Sometimes, all it takes to get what you want is asking for it. But it’s easy to hold yourself back—maybe you’re afraid of rejection, so you decide it’s better not to ask than to face a “no.”  Here are some tips on how to ask for what you want to increase your chances of actually getting it.

Why Annawadi Residents Tried to Marry into Money

Why Annawadi Residents Tried to Marry into Money

Why were the residents of Annawadi trying to marry into money in the book Behind the Beautiful Forevers? What strategies did they use to find wealthy suitors? The residents of Annawadi wanted to marry into money so they could attain economic security and climb the social ladder. Residents like Manju tried to improve their appearance and build their social networks in hopes of expanding their marriage prospects. Read more to discover how Annawadi’s residents like Manju tried to marry into money.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Police Brutality in India

How Beautiful Forevers Exposes Police Brutality in India

How is police brutality in India relevant to the book Behind the Beautiful Forever? Is the use of excessive force by the police prohibited under Indian law? In the book, Abdul and his father were victims of police brutality. Abdul was arrested after a neighbor accused him of attempted murder, and he was tortured by the police who knew he was innocent. Police brutality in India is prevalent, despite its prohibition by the country’s Civil Rights Act. Read on to learn more about how Abdul in Behind the Beautiful Forevers became a victim of police brutality in India.

Economics Basics: What Are Negative Externalities?

Economics Basics: What Are Negative Externalities?

What are negative externalities? What do governments do in an attempt to control them? Negative externalities are costs incurred by non-involved parties as a result of an economic transaction. To prevent negative externalities, governments may impose externality charges. This article takes a look at negative economic externalities and how governments determine how to levy them on the consumer.

The Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Rally

The Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Rally

What happened during the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally? How did this rally mark a cultural shift? In 2017, the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally marked a cultural shift because it was the largest public gathering of white supremacists in decades. Many believe this was partly inspired by the election of Donald Trump and was a prelude to the 2021 Capitol attack. Continue reading to learn what happened before, during, and after the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, and what it means for the resurgence of racial bias.

Racial Categorization: People Aren’t Categories

Racial Categorization: People Aren’t Categories

What does “racial categorization” mean? Is it possible to fight the brain’s urge to categorize? What methods can you use to stop stereotypes from forming? Racial categorization is when you see a person of another race as a representative of that race, rather than as an individual. This inclination to categorize people comes from the brain’s need to sort information. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to fight this urge to form stereotypes. Here is the psychology behind racial categorization and how to prevent it.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Fatima

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Fatima

Who was Fatima in Behind the Beautiful Forevers? What was Fatima’s role in the story and why did Fatima set herself on fire? Fatima in Behind the Beautiful Forevers was a mentally unstable woman who was mocked by the residents of Annawadi because of her deformed leg. In the book, Fatima set herself on fire to get back at the Husain family because they ignored her complaints about noise caused by the family’s renovations.  Read on to discover how the actions of Fatima in Behind the Beautiful Forevers altered the lives of the Husain family.