Dr Arushi

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The Love That I Desire: A Poem
The Love That I Desire: A Poem

Poem: The kind of love I yearn for is nowhere to be found. The peace I search for is nowhere around. What I needed was for someone to join my broken heart.

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The World In Pieces: Poem On Abuse We Face
The World In Pieces: Poem On Abuse We Face

Who gave you the authority, Sir, you’re neither the prince nor pauper. What has happened to the world, Dear Lord, and why is it in pieces? Where did we go wrong at all, why does intelligence ceases?

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The Weirdness Within: A Poem On Marriage And Gender Roles
The Weirdness Within: A Poem On Marriage And Gender Roles

'My in-laws are too great,' she said, 'They — "allow" me to wear jeans even though I am wed....' Another one said her husband was too good, 'He sometimes even cooks his own food!'

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My Parents Never Loved Me For Myself And Now They Want To Marry Me Off?!

Neglected and bullied in childhood, and now being pressurised to get married as a grown woman, the pain of it all can become too much to take.

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To Teenagers, With Love

A reminder to always put yourself first and walk away from toxic those relationships! Hold yourself close - other things can wait.

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The Story Of A Little Girl To A Fiery Woman Through The Fires Of Child Sexual Abuse

I have now decided that you will never choose who touches me anymore, everything will now require MY consent. Maybe then my sleepless nights will end.

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How Religious & Traditional Beliefs Try To Keep Women Down And Subservient To Men

There are many regions where the two-finger test is done to check the girl’s sexual history & then there is the 'white-sheet' test as well.

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big fat wedding
No Matter What, I Will Not Compromise On My Big Fat Wedding!

Let your answer change from “everyone does it” to “I want a Big Fat Wedding...” and, believe me, that will indeed be your best day ever!!

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Interference aka “We Want Only Good For You” In Indian Society

We are made to feel ashamed and think twice about our choices no matter how small they are. 

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My Friend Was Touched Inappropriately By Her Fiancé’s Friend…But She Doubted Herself!

I salute my friend’s fiancé for supporting her. I realized that many women end up doubting themselves when faced with an inappropriate touch!

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Girls Top The Boards Every Year, So What Happens To Them Later?

Almost every year we see girls scoring more than boys, and more girls than boys secure success in boards results. Yet, the contribution of women to our workforce is far less.

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9 Rubbish Patriarchal Ideas That We Consider ‘Normal’ And Must Abolish

There are completely illogical things we believe in, just because a patriarchal society told us it was so, right from when we were born. 

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This Marriage Season, Let’s Battle The Caste System

We compromise on love for the sake of a system that is so restrictive and oppressive. Should we let it control us, the modern Indians?

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Age Is No Longer A Factor In Who We Become, Our Choice Is

We often come across stereotypes related to age. 'Looking younger than your age' is dismissive of our experiences. Why should we take it as a compliment?

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What Should Be The Image Of A Strong Woman?

Modernity and strength comes with the mind. It comes with the key words of acceptance and ignorance: Acceptance of one’s own self, looking within oneself and discovering.

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You Don’t Need To Experience The Same Pain To Empathise With Anyone!

Why not use the word 'hum' to show unity instead of using it to degrade or insult others? You don't need to include others in your woes!

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10 Different Stages Of Sexual Harassment (Yes, Stages!) An Indian Girl Faces

Women suffer from harassment from an early age, if not since birth. And, they are silenced as they grow up, till not speaking up comes naturally to them. Why must this happen?

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Honeymoon Phase & 3 Important Stages Of A Modern Relationship

Every relationship goes through four stages and these stages are quite important to understand your relationship and your partner. 

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The Notion Of ‘First & Only Love’ Often Does More Harm Than Good!

In a country obsessed with Bollywood, we obviously have the notion of the one and only first love. Let me tell you why it is so problematic!

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I Do NOT Need Anyone Else’s Approval In My Personal Life Decisions!

As long as it doesn't affect your life, what I do with my life shouldn't concern you. You simply have no right to interfere in my life. 

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Start Holding Men Responsible For Their Mistakes Instead Of Blaming Women For Them!

Why can't we start telling men to be responsible for themselves, instead of blaming women for everything that goes wrong in their lives?

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9 Forms Of Sexual Harassment That Young Women Rarely Talk About As They’re Shamed For It

Girls, trust your instinct on how you feel by anyone's action that doesn't take your consent into account, and raise your voice against them.

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How Often Are Indian Girls Told “Do It If Your Husband Allows You Once You Marry”?

Girls are called paraya dhan in India, passed from one family to another, and their daily behaviour is policed depending on parental plans for their marriage.

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Poem: O Society, My Society!

Let us later be the wise 60 year olds, let us gather and create a society so wise, so that the whole world may awake and arise.

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My Experiments With Fractures

Our body is a temple and we need no excuses to take out 20-30 mins a day to take care of it , other than our laziness.

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I Fail To Understand Why We Glorify Arranged Marriages So Much!

Don't we all have the 'good cousin' who had an arranged marriage and is so happy in it? Have you wondered why we glorify arranged marriages?

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The Colour Of India

The colour of your skin is not a representation of success. The problem is with THEM and not you.

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Why Doesn’t Your Sister Apply Sindoor? Don’t Her In-Laws Mind?

Friends, relatives, community members,... why do people try to tell others what to do and interfere in their lives under the guise of being 'well wishers'?

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At 45, Mini Realised Her Mother Had Been Right; But Was She?

In order to survive in society, we should learn to find glory in all its rules. But what if those rules are old and problematic?

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5 Myths About Breasts & Nipples We Need To Bust Right NOW!

Whether it is their size or their shape, women's breasts have way too many myths and 'mysteries' around them. Let me bust 5 of these for you!

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Let Me Bust These 6 ‘Popular’ Myths About The Vagina For You!

From its elasticity to its 'ideal' colour, there are several myths about the vagina. But I am here to bust 6 of the most 'popular' ones!

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A Land Of Kamasutra & Love, Has Hatred Caused India To Lose Its Greatness?

Women had the right to choose their mate something we fail to see in the modern date. Our culture is great, but have we lost it to hate?

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Why Must Caste Matter So Much When 2 People Love Each Other?

The caste system is still a huge part of our society and needs to be eliminated. Will we ever be able to abolish the caste system?

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What I Told You These 6 ‘Indian’ Traditions Aren’t Indian At All?

As a country that takes its traditions seriously, India has certain 'traditions' that aren't Indian! Let me tell you which ones these are!

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Anti-Feminist & Generally Awful Statements We Need To Stop Using Right NOW!

Being a feminist means wanting equality for all genders. But here some common statements that make you both sexist and a horrible person!

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Girls, Will You Follow The Sis-Code Or Support Your Boyfriend When He Insults Your Friend?

The guys have the very famous 'bro-code' that they abide by. But even women have a sis-code. It's time we started abiding by our sis-code too!

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Stop Disagreeing & Arguing With Everything Someone Says, It Only Makes You Look Foolish!

Remember how 'empty vessels make the most noise'? Similarly when you constantly disagree with people, you are simply making a lot of noise!

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Women Aren’t ‘Flexible Sufferers’ & It’s Time Society Understood That!

Right from our childhood, we are taught to be 'adjusting' and 'flexible.' It's 2021, and high time we stopped raising our girls like that!

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The Tall & Short Of It; How Much Does Your Height Matter!

According to society, if you're tall, you're too tall and if you're short, you're too short. Really what difference does your height make?

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Calling Someone An ‘Aunty’ Doesn’t Make You Cool, It Just Shows Your Regressive Thoughts!

We often call women 'aunties' for certain aspects of their behaviour. Let me tell you why it is a regressive train of thought!

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The Misogynist And 9 Other Types Of ‘Bad Boys’ No Woman Ever Wants!

Accept it, all of us have dreamt of the man we would be spending our lives with! But here are 10 'bad boys' none of us should settle for!

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An Educated Household And The Misogyny Within

Do educated households practice equality between men and women? My experience tells me internalised misogyny abounds in these households.

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