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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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Identifying Postpartum Depression
Identifying Postpartum Depression

Pratichi’s family couldn’t understand when after giving birth to their second child, she appeared to be lethargic, dull and almost indifferent to the child. She would sit staring dully, with what seemed to be almost resentment, at the child... 

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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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More than my ‘Ma’
More than my ‘Ma’

One of my most vivid and distinct childhood memories is watching my mother take an English lesson for her class at a local elementary school. She conducts the lesson in her bold, confident and genteel manner as all the students...

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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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Early onset of Puberty and why you should care
Early onset of Puberty and why you should care

Usually, girls reach puberty by the age of 10 to 14. But, the number of girls reaching puberty by the age of 7 or 8 has seen a steady rise in the last few years...This is likely to have a negative impact on health and psychology of the young girls.

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The mother of all choices
The mother of all choices

I had my whole life planned out. Graduate, work for a couple of years, get an MBA, work as a consultant, travel far and wide, write, practice photography, work abroad for a few years...And it did not figure in a baby anytime soon.

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Mothers and Daughters - A tale of finding each other
Mothers and Daughters - A tale of finding each other

Mother-daughter is an oft eulogised, little understood relationship. Popular media mostly paints it in two prominent ways, the best friend mom or the guide/mentor...

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