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Mental Health On Instagram

MENTAL health is an invisible health concern that affects millions of people yet is frequently overlooked and underacknowledged. Did you know that mental health disorders make up 15% of total diseases globally? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at…

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Safe Spaces To Talk About Taboo Topics

GOOGLE gender, sexuality, violence, and harassment. What you’ll find is a shocking number of articles and figures about these disturbingly commonplace issues. Last year, the global #MeToo movement shook India too and created a sense of community – especially among women – to break the silence around these socially uncomfortable subjects. According to UN Women,…

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Small Wonders

Why Indians Don’t Seek Help For Depression

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that India is the country with the highest prevalent rates of depression in the world. Over 56million people suffer from depression and an additional 38million suffer from anxiety-related disorders. These numbers have deep implications and make it very likely that someone you know is suffering from a depressive…

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Small Wonders

To Child Refugees, With Love

DESPITE the world having the most number of displaced people in history, migration is still a controversial topic. There are currently 68.5 million people forcibly displaced globally – 25.4 million of whom are refugees. Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or violence – a…

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Change Your Mind

More celebs need to be real-life heroes

By CHIRAG MALKANI —- BONO, the rockstar and activist, acknowledges the power of celebrity, saying: “It’s silly, but it’s a kind of currency, and you have to spend it wisely.” That is, if you spend it at all. Yes, there are famous personalities who, like Bono, have aligned themselves to social causes – but are there enough of them,…

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Small Talk

Small Talk With Ajit Sivaram

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four quirky questions. This week we catch up with AJIT SIVARAM, the managing trustee of U&I. U&I…

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Bleeding Heart Or Change Addict?

By RHEEA MUKHERJEE —- At 33, I have been able to rebrand myself, for all practical purposes, as a writer. I guess I always liked the written word, but with a history of moderate dyslexia, I never thought it was something I’d do full time. It started out very differently. I was what friends called a…

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