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Good Intentions aren't an Excuse for Bad Behaviour

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Good Intentions aren't an Excuse for Bad Behaviour

I believe that we are all inherently good people, and we just make mistakes from time to time - but wait, hear me out - we ultimately reach a point where we learn what was right for us, even if it wasn't what we needed in that unfortunate moment. Now, for some background context, I am surrounded by mostly emotionally mature people and they do leave me in awe most of the time. Yes, I know, I have very healthy friends who are inherently kind.  The point of this wasnt to brag, but if I do have to, I can...

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Bump Out of the Closet

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Bump Out of the Closet

I’m pregnant. Take a moment and let that sink in, I would understand it if it takes you a while, it took me a few months to fully absorb this reality. Now, unlike most 30 year olds, this was not planned (which explains my rather slow processing). The two red lines on the home pregnancy test made certain that my drop in energy levels, excessive sleep, and brain fog was indeed biological and not psychological. Honestly, you would think 33 year olds would be sensible enough to practice “safe sex” but lust, love and other such things… can make the...

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Every Space is not a Safe Space

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Every Space is not a Safe Space

Recently while rewatching New Girl for the third time, I came across a pearl of wisdom from our man Nick Miller: "If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings." But wait, how can someone who is studying psychology agree with this nugget of wisdom? We have to communicate! Everything must be shared!  Well yes… and no. While it's a great idea to communicate and be comfortable in what you’re feeling, it’s important to note the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘with whom’ you share your feelings. Remember: every space is not a safe space! As much as we’d...

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Out of Sight does not mean Out of Mind

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Out of Sight does not mean Out of Mind

The other day, I was sitting in an autorickshaw, stuck in traffic and supremely irritated because of the heat wave. But here’s the thing, when you are in an autorickshaw, you inadvertently observe everyone going on with their daily life. So naturally, even I was just observing when I noticed something odd. An underserved man, who was standing on the side of the road, seemed to be engaged in a heated conversation with himself while everyone else on the road was consciously avoiding him. It only got worse when people started giving him judgmental looks and pointed fingers at him...

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The Dilemma of Being a 90's Baby

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The Dilemma of Being a 90's Baby

As a 90’s baby that grew up in Mumbai, I feel that my generation is caught between the old and the new. The feeling of being perpetually in limbo. Wanting to appease tradition and at the same time, desiring to break away from it and carve out a path to modernity. This constant in-betweenness feels like the one that we experience in adolescence. While adolescence may only last for a few years, this limbo of being the generation in between doesn’t really have a definite end.  I acknowledge that every generation has felt like that. Not fitting in with those...

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