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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Helplines Across India

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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Helplines Across India

September 10th is world suicide prevention day. This post talks about how you can identify that someone you know might be having thoughts of suicide and the details of helplines across India that can help. If people are aware of the warning signs of suicide, they are more equipped at helping their loved ones or any other individual with suicidal ideating.

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Let's Fail at Fearing Failure

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Let's Fail at Fearing Failure

We’ve all heard phrases like “Failure is the stepping stone to success” which are made to make us feel better about failure and console us, but truly in that moment, sometimes it might feel like the end of the world. It feels like the blood, soul and tears that we put in for a certain task, relationship or event did not count at all. To conclude, on the very first look, failure sucks. It makes us feel a whole lot of things, feeding the hate monster within us. That can get frustrating because failure is inevitable. The worst bit about...

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

Have you ever wondered how different the pandemic would have been if active and engaging conversations around mental health had not taken place? This year as the world shut down physically, online platforms were flooded with people coming out in support of one another. A  topic of conversation that was quite prominent was about mental health. Today, as COVID-19 has impacted all of us in different ways, discussions around mental health are becoming increasingly common, and more people are reaching out for help. Being in a lockdown and pandemic, there was a sense of isolation that was felt by all,...

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The Lipstick Under Our Burkhas

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The Lipstick Under Our Burkhas

The plot line of Lipstick Under My Burkha (directed by Alankrita Shrivastava) revolves around 4 women, each from a different age group and each leading very different lives. A mother of 3 children, left alone to fend for herself; a widowed woman who attends Satsangs; a 20 something year old ambitious woman finding her place in society; and a college girl trying to find her own identity in an oppressed environment. Each one of these characters are first introduced as very “desi” women, from different backgrounds living in a small town, full of dreams. However, through the course of the movie, we...

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Neutrality Can Take Pressure Off

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Neutrality Can Take Pressure Off

Have you ever looked at a weight loss advert which says “love yourself #bodypositivity” and thought to yourself “of course it’s easy to love yourself when you fit into an ideal, how does this help me accept my weight? Should I also start exercising so I can look good and feel good?”Mainstream body positivity argues that we must rebel against unrealistic beauty standards and objectification by loving our bodies. Although widely popular and even beneficial to many, this approach fails to create a pathway from seeing certain body shapes as flaws to absolutely loving them. This might lead to a...

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