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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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Raising a Feminist Father
Raising a Feminist Father

My father grew up with three sisters. That’s three times the pain of seeing someone you love, leave. He was probably not a feminist back then. He understood and accepted the ways a patriarchal society works.

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Mind the Monsoon
Mind the Monsoon

Before you venture out in the rain with your Neon raincoats and psychedelic umbrellas, here are a few things you might want to keep in mind. Trust us, just these few things in check and monsoons will be even more marvelous.

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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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The story of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
The story of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

I can feel myself falling into a deep well of sadness. I burst into tears over the smallest things and sometimes, for nothing at all. I feel alone, depressed, unloved, unhappy and consumed by dark, miserable thoughts.

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Battle Scars
Battle Scars

John Mayer sang 'Your body is a Wonderland' to this gorgeous, twenty-something, porcelain skin, perfectly-shaped damsel. And yes, her body might be Wonderland to him, but you know whose body I think is a Wonderland? Mine.  

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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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Welcome to your 20s
Welcome to your 20s

So you've left the terrible teen years behind and reached the thundering 20s, a decade which people say will be the best, brightest and most exciting phase of your life. You might expect to feel grown-up, cool, sexy and on the verge 

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What your man MUST know about Periods
What your man MUST know about Periods

Do not start with the ‘Ugh! That’s disgusting.’ We all know how much you boys like your Zombie movies and post-apocalyptic video games. So why is it so hard to stomach our period stories? Strap up boys because this, you NEED to read.

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Managing Menstrual Migraines
Managing Menstrual Migraines

If you are a migraine patient, you probably know the symptoms. But if you aren’t, and have been observing these symptoms on a select few days of the month, it’s time to take a look at your calendar and ask yourself these questions.

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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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