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Women, Rape and Ethnic Cleansing

In this age, when satellites are going to Mars and new cars and phones are being created every day, this world silently allows the systematic brutal rape of women -from medieval times to now- as a means of ethnic cleansing.

Hummingbird

Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of Matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.

Snake

Was it cowardice, that I dared not kill him?
Was it perversity, that I longed to talk to him?
Was it humility, to feel so honoured?
I felt so honoured.

If You Are A Man

Pic: Malith d karunarathne David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects…

Kakar: What is the Kamasutra?

Kamasutra is a book about the art of living—about finding a partner, maintaining power in marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan and also about the positions in sexual intercourse. The Kamasutra has attained its classical status because it is at bottom about essential, unchangeable human attributes—lust, love, shyness, rejection, seduction, manipulation.Sign up to Premium for more

Brains: Different for Men and Women?

The findings reinforce long-held, but controversial, gender stereotypes that men excel when concentrating on single perception-based activities such as map reading, while women are more effective when multitasking or working in groups, the researchers claim.

My Kitchen, My Queendom

uring the extended period of the Covid-19 lockdown in India last year, the social media was flooded with images of food. Each photograph outdid the other.
Women, across India experimented with ingredients in their kitchens. They cooked with a never-before frenzy.

Porn: Harmless or bad ?

Meanwhile, Voon says there is good evidence that excessive consumption of porn can lead to ‘habituation’: the desire for novel stimuli. This means regular viewers crave more hardcore scenes the more they watch. This is a trend that many men have reported anecdotally and sought treatment for.

Some patients taking SSRIs develop insomnia, skin rashes, headaches, joint and muscle pain, stomach upset, nausea, or diarrhea. These problems are usually temporary or mild or both.

‘Sukoon’ for Families going through Divorce in India

Couples experiencing marital distress approach courts to make important decisions about their marital relationships. This journey from a private life to a public space like court may not be an easy one for many couples and may have dense emotional and psychological undertones. It is therefore pertinent to have a space to deal with mental health, stress, and well being related issues in the court set up.

Fostering Humaneness: Sudhir Kakar

My emphasis on the desirability of a caring, compassionate person as the outcome of psychoanalytic therapy is not because of any subscription to religious, moral prescriptions or secular ideologies, but because of recognition of the nature of human reality—namely, that each one of us is deeply embedded with other human beings as also connected to animate and inanimate nature, an order that is only kept from breaking down by… humaneness.

Reframing Ageing: Growing, Not Slowing

Our ongoing experience of life, and how we tell and re-tell our own stories over time, usually involves increasing self-awareness, developing personal authenticity and expressing our unique identity, whilst continuing meaningful and purposeful engagement with the world and others.

Sleep, Emotion and Memory

When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain.

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