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Most health care systems do not notice or aid human trafficking victims. Karuna discusses the process of social exclusion, harassment and vulnerability in the lives of these survivors.
India’s popularity with gender differences is questioned at the India Art Fair, an annual event with artists, curators, buyers and gawkers. New York Times reveals art with a hint of the problematic nature of gender based outcomes.
Janet Maslin reviews Katherine Boo’s first book, ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers.’ “Zehrunisa Husain was a tear-factory even on good days; it was one of her chief ways of starting conversations,” Katherine Boo writes about a woman’s tale in a setting of half an acre of 335 huts, 3,000 people in Annawadi, the Mumbai slum.
Mustansir Dalvi brings his insights to the news that no cases of polio were detected in the last calendar year inIndia.
Telugu writer Chaso’s collection of short fiction “Dolls’ Wedding” tells story of a great-grandmother who reminisces her childhood that was full of injustices. Jabberwock throws some light on her resignation to her former experiences.
Sharon Green tackles the problem of obesity and its prevalence in the society in terms of genes and habits.
Rachel gives us information regarding a research study headed by Boston University on breast cancer among lesbian and bisexual women aimed at reducing health disparities.
Parent tree talks about the importance of inclusion in childhood and how balance can be achieved to make a child’s life much better.
Bishwanath Ghosh opens our eyes to the lovers’ lane and frequent instances of interruption in the name of culture and tradition. Valentine’s day is only round the corner!
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Many women have lost their lives to this darkness. It's high time we raise awareness, and make maternal mental health screening a part of the routine check ups.
Trigger Warning: This deals with severe postpartum depression, and may be triggering for survivors.
Motherhood is considered a beautiful blessing. Being able to create a new life is indeed beautiful and divine. We have seen in movies, advertisements, stories, everywhere… where motherhood is glorified and a mother is considered an epitome of tolerance and sacrifice.
But no one talks about the downside of it. No one talks about the emotional changes a woman experiences while giving birth and after it.
Whether it is spunky Lali or wise and profound Baai, overbearing Sui or a gracefully ageing Dilbar, sensitive Saiba or a quietly ambitious Latika, this webseries showcases women characters who are as complex, compassionate and conflicted as real women.
The first short film in the latest Amazon Prime anthology – Modern Love Mumbai( inspired by the much acclaimed Modern love column of New York Times) is titled “Raat Rani” deriving it’s name from the fragrant night-blooming jasmine flower.
*A few spoilers
Director Shonali Bose uses this flower as not just a plot point but also a metaphor for her protagonist Lalzari (a fiesty Fatima Sana Shiekh), a Muslim migrant worker from Kashmir who has eloped with her husband Lutfi to the city of dreams, Mumbai. She works as a cook-cum-nanny and her husband as a watchman in a Mumbai high-rise. After work they spend time with each other gazing at the sea, sharing ice-cream and taking a scooter ride back home, to their kholi, on which they have spent all their earnings.