New Year, New Beginnings

In India there are numerous festivals to mark the beginning of a new season, just like any other festival ‘Gudi Padwa’ is a significant festival for the Maharashtrians.  The festival is celebrated with utmost fanfare and grandeur, not only in Maharashtra but also in other parts of the country particularly in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It also marks the association of the great historical legend … Continue reading New Year, New Beginnings

WHY WOMEN MARCH

Why, indeed. A hundred years ago, it was to demand the right to vote. Sixty years ago, it was for sexual liberation. Forty years ago, in Iran, it was to protest the mandatory hijab. More recently, in India, it was to vent outrage against the rising rate of crimes against women in the country. The reason why human civilization has always seen women’s marches and … Continue reading WHY WOMEN MARCH

WHATPAD?! THE LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET

  Readers as well as writers often struggle to start their literary journey. The very next problem of readers is that the books they would want to read will definitely burn a huge hole in their pockets. Here is a solution for both: the infamous “Wattpad”. Wattpad is a smartphone application which is a huge platform for all those amateur readers and aspiring writers. Wattpad … Continue reading WHATPAD?! THE LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET

PET THERAPY – FURRY FRIENDS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION

Depression, as perceived by many, is not a trivial disorder. It is a disorder with real symptoms and real treatment. Does a four-legged creature help you in handling depression? It just might! Pets can be your best mate during the times of terrifying darkness of depression. They do not ridicule you or criticise you, instead they help you get out of depression. One such therapy … Continue reading PET THERAPY – FURRY FRIENDS TO FIGHT DEPRESSION

50 DAYS OF CASH DROUGHT

On the very day that Donald J Trump came to power as the President of the United States, sending half his nation into mass hysteria,  India received a shock as well; Prime Minister Modi announced his demonetisation plan which involved the delegitimization of  500 and 1000 Rupee currency bills at the stroke of midnight on the 8th of November, as a step to curb crime, illegal currency and … Continue reading 50 DAYS OF CASH DROUGHT