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Sexual assault and the bystander effect: Inaction of passers-by is a grave problem which needs to be addressed
India

Sexual assault and the bystander effect: Inaction of passers-by is a grave problem which needs to be addressed

Why do bystanders often stand and stare instead of helping the victim? Turns out this is a well-documented psychological phenomenon.

Don't stop and stare: Bystander apathy at Nungambakkam railway station cost Swathi her life
India

Don't stop and stare: Bystander apathy at Nungambakkam railway station cost Swathi her life

Research into bystander apathy began in the 1960s, following public outrage over the sensational murder of 29-year-old Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York in 1964.

The real Guwahati shame: We are a nation of onlookers
Life

The real Guwahati shame: We are a nation of onlookers

Everytime a crime such as what happened in Guwahati unfolds in the full glare of the public, and bystanders are afflicted with the Bystander Effect, we collectively lose a bit of our humanity.

When our Bravehearts are killed, a bit of Mumbai too dies
Life

When our Bravehearts are killed, a bit of Mumbai too dies

Shed a tear for Keenan Santos and Ruben Fernandes. But also reflect on a part of Mumbai that died with them.

China wonders if, in the rush of life, it has lost its soul
World

China wonders if, in the rush of life, it has lost its soul

A shocking video of a two-year-old girl who lay bleeding on the roadside after being run over has stirred the conscience of Chinese people - and led them to wonder where their Good Samaritans have gone...