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Emotionally unavailable
Understanding the Emotionally Unavailable

The basis of a healthy relationship is emotion, which not only affects all human decisions, but are a great driving force in making them too. They help bring two people closer in a relationship and act as a catalyst for their love. ..

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divorce
Stigma around Divorce

Marriages are built on the foundation of love, trust and respect and when either of these factors begin to lose its way, the marriage starts disintegrating in bits and pieces. Later, what follows is a nightmare, leading to the “D” word. In India, divorce is a married woman’s nightmare...

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How to be More Inclusive
How to be More Inclusive

Gender inclusivity is not limited to equal pay and equal rights. It includes the way we perceive others on the basis of gender, the ideas we attach to them, and the daily practices we follow. It is each person’s right to live and engage in an environment that is respectful...

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Loving your Own Body
Loving your Own Body

Last week, one of my younger male colleagues, recently engaged to be married, asked me if I had received a rose from my husband. I must have looked blank, because he prompted, "today’s Rose Day, you know". Ah… the run up to Valentines’ Day. 

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Kindness Is Empowering
Kindness Is Empowering

It was on a Tuesday, back in 1994, that I first learned about the power of kindness. Nope. Not true. I have no memory of any Tuesdays of 1994. I was 4, in 1994. I didn’t even fully understand the concept of a week, in 1994. Here’s the thing about kindness, though...

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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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India's acceptance of Homosexuality
India's acceptance of Homosexuality

The law can legislate and wise men in the courts can pass orders; but the real test of the acceptance of any verdict is in the court of the people and that of society at large. Public acceptance is everything. Especially when any law is passed that is regarded as contrary...

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Breastfeeding & Menstruation
Breastfeeding & Menstruation

Pregnancy sure comes with its own set of shenanigans, but the one joy it definitely brings is a break from your period cycle. But did you know that your periods will take a while to return even after childbirth? 

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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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Damn the Biological Clock!
Damn the Biological Clock!

Open the dating app of your preference and you’ll see it chock-full of 30+ year olds, still very single and ready to mingle. With career catch-up and social salsa on the cards, marriage is a distant thought, and having kids even further.

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The darker side of womanhood
The darker side of womanhood

Switch on the television and browse through any Indian Channel. You’ll notice, and this is interesting, that every daily soap that you’ll come across has at least one female character who’s the devil incarnate. And it’s not just in the recent times

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Ms. Self-doubt & Friends
Ms. Self-doubt & Friends

I feel like a small-little-nothing sometimes. Like my words have no meaning, my thoughts no voice and my life, no direction. I feel as if I am just a puppet, with someone else’ fingers twisting and turning me.

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