Culture

Western Culture Will End The Indian Right

Gori Chamdi’ Effect, translation: ‘romanticization of white people’. This term gets thrown around a lot whenever the impact of cultural globalization and Anglicization is discussed. It isn’t altogether surprising; 250 years of British Raj (Rule) tend to have that effect. It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that Indians tend to emulate ‘The West’. Our …

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The Only News is Fake News

Social Media has become the new battleground for any movement that takes place nowadays. From petition.org forms, to mobilizing for peaceful protests and to expressing one’s opinions on how good/bad a song WAP is. The trail of comments we leave behind in the form of deactivated emails, social media profiles and electronic fingerprints are always …

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Healing Is A Journey

Healing is often accompanied by the phrase “one day you’ll get there!” It’s made to sound as if it’s a predestined journey with a specific destination. But do we really know what this ‘there’ is? Or where it is, or how we even measure how far we’ve come? The recent wave of mental health awareness …

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Adolescent Girls in the era of COVID 19

Adolescents constitute about 22% of India’s population, with girls constituting almost half of this group. For every person, adolescence is a stimulating time as it a phase of physical and psychological shift in lives, that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood. This teenage life brings with it, equal measures of dread and excitement. …

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Teach History The Right Way

“Those who cannot remember the past, are doomed to repeat it.” And ask most Indians about their past, you’ll find them discomfited and in the dark. How many people know that the World’s first university was established in India? That India never invaded any country in its 10000 years of recorded history? Or even how …

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Happiness Is Toxic

We’ve all probably come across one of those mega-inspirational videos while we’re scrolling through our Instagram feed at 2 in the morning, with it telling us to wake up early, get on the “grind” and have a “warrior mindset that never backs down”. All of this happens when we’re sitting under the covers and munching …

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The Hype Around Friends

We’ve all seen people putting up Instagram stories about binge-watching Friends till the early hours of the morning only for them to arrive at school or their place of work completely sleep deprived and then bitch about how bad their day has started. Is Friends really that important to them? The hype around Friends can …

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Health Is The Real Wealth

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” As propounded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Thus, to achieve the goal of providing good health for all, we should not …

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The Art of Not Being Okay

There always comes a phase in life when you feel totally drained – mentally, physically and emotionally. Everything seems to go against you and you feel absolutely alone in this world despite having many people around you. You feel absolutely nothing and your thoughts are always in a constant discord with what you actually expect …

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