Last weekend, I watched one of my favourite Bollywood movies, ‘Ishq,’ starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Amir Khan and Juhi Chawla. What makes it an all-time favourite? It includes comedy, romance, drama, action. What more do you need, right?
Well, while watching the movie this time, I came upon the scene where Amir Khan forcibly kisses Juhi Chawla during their argument in order to get on her nerves. And somehow, they end up falling in love.
This is not the first time where the male protagonist has tried to non-consensually find a way into the woman’s heart in Bollywood. From “accidentally”…
Bipolar Disorder. I am sure many of you must have seen or heard these words on multiple occasions. Or perhaps you or someone you know has bipolar disorder. Crazy behavior, manic shrieking, mood swings are stereotypes people associate with bipolar disorder.
But, is there all there is to Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood, ranging from extremely elevated moods called mania to various episodes of depression. Symptoms and the cycles may vary from person to person.
Imagine yourself in a situation; You are meeting a close friend for dinner. You haven’t seen…
“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” -Eve Morales
Climate Change, pollution, carbon emissions, loss of biodiversity, etc. are only some of the crises the environment is facing currently. The need to constantly cough because of unclean air, spotting piles of stinking garbage on the streets, etc. are circumstances that we all encounter daily.
Was this always the case, though?
The rise of technology has been a boon as…
You are chatting with your cousins and enjoying your way through a family function. Everything is going well when suddenly, you spot one of your aunts coming your way. You give her a nervous smile and exchange awkward pleasantries. Just when you think the conversation couldn’t get any more awkward, she makes a judgmental remark about your body.
“It seems you haven’t been watching your diet lately. Lay off those donuts, dear.”
“Try practicing Yoga for 30 minutes everyday. You’ll lose weight in a jiffy, I assure you.”
Meanwhile, while she rants off the recipe of some ginger ale she…