Haneen Farid

Writer Karnataka, India

Hi! I’m Haneen, a political enthusiast, advocate for religious tolerance, and a full-time geek when it comes to Netflix crime dramas. A year back, I launched a social initiative alongside a friend which financially supports the education of underprivileged college girls in India. View my LinkedIn here or get in touch via email.

Hi! I’m Haneen, a political enthusiast, advocate for religious tolerance, and a full-time geek when it comes to Netflix crime dramas.

A year back, I launched a social initiative alongside a friend which financially supports the education of underprivileged college girls in India. This gave me an opportunity to showcase my work at the 1M1B Activate Impact Summit 2021, UN Headquarters, New York.

Since then, I’ve juggled my time between social work, journalism, and college applications. I love keeping up with current affairs and am infamous among my friends for ‘always talking about politics.’ I’m also a trained vocalist, and bystanders will swear that my personality switches as easily as my voice does – from Ariana Grande to Bollywood classics!

Latest Stories from Haneen

Why the Kashmiri pandits are fleeing after being reinstated

Why the Kashmiri pandits are fleeing after being reinstated

The Kashmiri pandits were expelled from the disputed territory of Kashmir in the 1990s. Years later, the Indian government launched an employment programme and provided secluded accommodation for them. But in light of increased militancy and targeted attacks, they have been forced to flee once again.  Due to the rise of militancy and calls for killings against the pandits in Kashmir in the 1990s, several families had to migrate...

By Karnataka, India
Why are a growing number of Baloch students going missing?

Why are a growing number of Baloch students going missing?

The number of enforced disappearances of Baloch students across Pakistan has been rising, leading to concerns among the Baloch student community of profiling by the state’s security agencies. The province of Balochistan in Pakistan has been home to an insurgent movement for the past two decades; to counter this, the Pakistani military has an overwhelming presence in the province- so much so that they are even present in educational institutions. Here,...

By Karnataka, India
Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins Philippines’ presidential elections

Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins Philippines’ presidential elections

With over 98% of the votes counted, Ferdinand Marcos Jr is on track to win the Philippines Presidential elections, having secured more than double the votes of his opponent Leni Robredo. Securing over 31 million votes in this year’s elections, Ferdinand Marcos has defeated his liberal rival Leni Robredo and is on track to become Philippine’s next President. An official result is likely to release by the end of this...

By Karnataka, India
Here’s why Sri Lanka’s economy is in crisis

Here’s why Sri Lanka’s economy is in crisis

At present, Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. They have defaulted on all foreign debt and are facing a severe shortage of essential food items and fuel. This coupled with frequent power blackouts has caused mass public unrest. In the past couple of months, Sri Lanka has witnessed everything from rapid inflation to 12-hour-long power cuts to even people dying whilst...

By Karnataka, India
Why did Imran Khan’s Pakistani government fall?

Why did Imran Khan’s Pakistani government fall?

On 9th April, Pakistan’s former PM Imran Khan lost a no-confidence vote after several attempts to retain power such as dissolving the parliament. Despite these desperate attempts to stay in power, why did he lose - and what’s going to happen next? If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ll have come across headlines such as ‘Pakistan’s PM loses no-confidence vote’ or ‘Pakistan’s PM ousted from power’. It may come as...

By Karnataka, India
Why Indians are demanding reforms to sexual abuse laws

Why Indians are demanding reforms to sexual abuse laws

India’s sexual abuse laws have long been criticised. Concerns regarding gender neutrality, marital rape, and the death penalty have occupied centre stage now. Conditioned to the norms of a patriarchal society, will survivors ever get justice? Trigger Warning: this article contains mention of rape and child abuse. Did you know that only women can be recognised as survivors of sexual abuse in India, and only men can be recognised as...

By Karnataka, India
Understanding the history of India’s transgender community

Understanding the history of India’s transgender community

India’s LGBTQIA+ community has been protesting for trans rights for years. Conditioned to the bottom of the socio-economic hierarchy, will the transgender community ever attain equality? Did you know that as per Hindu mythology, transgender people are actually considered to be an incarnation of God? If you’re surprised, it’s probably because in many countries they’re not treated equally as human beings, let alone any kind of spiritual deity. Such is the...

By Karnataka, India
Here’s everything you need to know about Kashmir’s Gen Z protestors

Here’s everything you need to know about Kashmir’s Gen Z protestors

Numerous human right violations, internet shutdowns, and tyrannical legislations - Kashmir has seen it all. After years of protesting authoritarianism, will Kashmir Gen Zers ever be heard? Trigger Warning: This article contains mention of violence, physical torture, and suicide. Have you ever heard of the Kashmir Valley? For those unaware, it’s a disputed territory sandwiched between India and Pakistan. Both countries - alongside China - claim it as their own. Lately, Kashmir’s Gen...

By Karnataka, India
Understanding the developing climate refugee crisis

Understanding the developing climate refugee crisis

The World Bank estimates that by 2050 more than 140 million people will be displaced as a result of climate change. What will the global community do to save these people? In 2018 alone, 17.2 million new displacements associated with natural disasters in 148 countries and territories were recorded. Droughts, tropical cyclones, flooding, coastal erosion, desertification and sea-level rise are some of the many forms of climate change that we witness...

By Karnataka, India
Why Japanese Gen Zers are avoiding falling in love

Why Japanese Gen Zers are avoiding falling in love

More Japanese people are single than ever before, with new pop-up services and clubs opening to fill the void. Is Japan heading toward a loveless future? In Japan, about 60% of unmarried women and 70% of unmarried men between the age of 18-34 years are single. The reason for this is a changing attitude toward relationships among Japan’s young population. It is custom in South Asian marriages for women to...

By Karnataka, India