Once Upon a Time: The Keys to Romance

By Tanya Vasunia It is through our relationships that we evolve and thrive as human beings. The last ten years have seen considerable changes in the inter-personal relationship landscape, with the boom of  telecommunication services and internet connectivity. As such, the role of relationships in our lives has transformed to suit the 21st century. But some […]

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Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk, Connect

By Manisha Chachra “I want to jump of a cliff,” I messaged my friend when I got off at Tilak Nagar, my home station. He kept talking to me till I reached home and comforted me by simply listening to me. I realised what I was experiencing didn’t happen in a day, it has bottled up […]

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In Plain Fright – Understanding Therapy for Phobias

By Scherezade Siobhan Awaiting the elevator to hit the ground floor, from the corner of my eye I am watching the Swiggy delivery guy sign into the visitor’s entry register and secretly praying that he speeds up so he can get into the elevator with me. No, this is not some warped fantasy or fetish, […]

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The Freedom Series: Being Gay and ‘Manning Up’ in the Media

By Anant Zanane I have a story to tell. Of being a deeply closeted mediawala, who tried to fit into the cut-throat world of breaking news journalism. I lost myself in the process and even inflicted self-harm. But it has also been an interesting journey of self-discovery, confronting my demons, and shedding my inhibitions. And I […]

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The Freedom Series: My Journey

By Anwesh Pokkuluri In May 2018, I signed up to be a petitioner in the Supreme Court against Section 377. My parents weren’t comfortable with it even though my coming out to them 2.5 years before was rather smooth (for me). They had two major apprehensions. One, how this would affect my wellbeing, considering that […]

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Mental Health and College Students

By Shruti Venkatesh It is an unfortunate fact that India ranks as one of the countries with highest student suicide rates in the world. At least one student commits suicide every hour according to reports provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Mental health in general is a neglected concept, let alone the mental […]

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Endometriosis: Steering Through Pain and Trauma

By Swarnima Bhattacharya Endometriosis is one of the most debilitating, excruciatingly painful, life-altering conditions you have never heard of. What is even more unheard of, is the narrative of empowerment, awareness and support that should necessarily run alongside crippling unpredictable diseases such as this. The causes and cure of endometriosis are famously unknown. We only […]

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Learn to De-Clutter to De-Stress and Unwind

By Alice Robertson Steady, consistent progress: That seems like a simplistic explanation of how people with clean homes keep them so tidy, but it’s a good way to describe a lifestyle choice that makes an enormous difference. Like it or not, all those habits your mother tried to drum into you all those years ago really […]

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