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Imperfections
Imperfections

We all have fond memories of our childhood. My best ones though, come with a pinch of salt. Because as I was growing up, I was constantly mocked and teased by my relatives and teachers about how short I was. Every time I topped my class, or when I was chosen...

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Aren't women 'empowered' already?
Aren't women 'empowered' already?

You see us today, walking in our tic-toc heels, smashing stereotypes with the swing of our expensive handbags. You see us today, rolling our eyes at men who expect us to sit at home and be the good wife. You see us today...

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Abortion Laws in India
Abortion Laws in India

With Alabama passing a bill to outlaw the procedure of abortion, I, like many women in India, wondered what our country’s stand on the issue is. Is abortion legal in India? What are the options available to women who want to voluntarily terminate their pregnancy...

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Early Periods: Causes, Ways to Manage
Early Periods: Causes, Ways to Manage

When Aunt Flo comes knocking before time, we don't really welcome her with open arms. While some women may panic on getting their period before the expected date, most of the times, there’s really no reason to be concerned. Each woman’s...

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Importance of Natural Period Wear
Importance of Natural Period Wear

Our lives today revolve around green smoothies, working out in the gym, or counting calories. While this is a great step towards a healthier lifestyle, there are other pertinent issues that we continue to neglect, including natural period wear.

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Menarche - The Beginning of Menstruation
Menarche - The Beginning of Menstruation

In a typical household in India, the subject of menstruation is rarely discussed. No wonder, most girls get alarmed or paranoid when they get their first period, commonly called menarche. It is time to make them aware of what menstruation is, and how to tackle it every month.

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Natural Skin-care Routine for Winters
Natural Skin-care Routine for Winters

Winter is here – the time when layering like a Panda and downing huge mugs of hot chocolate is considered legitimate. While you may feel thrilled upon its arrival, your skin dreads this season the most. Why, you ask? Because this harsh weather robs all the moisture...

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Superiority Complex – Is it Good?
Superiority Complex – Is it Good?

What is a Superiority Complex? It applies to anyone who has an exaggerated sense of their own importance, a feeling that they are much above the rest of their peers. It may stem from arrogance or ideas of infallibility in their own...

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Impact of Breast Cancer on Mental Health
Impact of Breast Cancer on Mental Health

In 1982, Parvaty Ramanathan at 38 was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was in an advanced stage and options for treatment of breast cancer were very limited. She underwent mastectomy. Parvaty survived.

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The 'To NOT Do' Period List
The 'To NOT Do' Period List

Periods are not a happy time of the month. It’s stressful, painful, emotionally turbulent, and physically excruciating. Which is why, we have compiled a list of what not to do during your periods to make them sail smoother.

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The Mother of 385 Banyan Trees
The Mother of 385 Banyan Trees

There’s a five-km stretch on a highway in Karnataka, between Kudur and Hulikal, that’s lined with majestic Banyan Trees. These trees are special, because they were all planted by one woman - Saaluumarada Thimmakka.

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The Monthly Taboo - Period myths in India
The Monthly Taboo - Period myths in India

Once a month, women bleed in a natural biological dance that signifies - “hey, no baby for you this time!” Simple? Well. yes. But over the decades, people have been incredibly innovative in interpreting what it could mean instead. 

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