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Understanding Casual Homophobia and its Causes

In a country where you can happily enjoy your latest episode of RuPauls Drag Race and as soon as you take off your headphones you can hear someone from on end the room shout ‘ay you chakka come here’(chakka is a term used in a derogatory manner to refer to a transgender) while other people … Continue reading Understanding Casual Homophobia and its Causes

The Fault in Our System: When law enforcers become lawbreakers

"Manipulation and torture for an action that cannot even be categorised as a ‘crime’ shows how power in the hands of our supposed protectors goes beyond the legal framework. How does one justify such excessive use of violence and force by power wielding individuals?" In a country like India with its political arrangements, abuse of … Continue reading The Fault in Our System: When law enforcers become lawbreakers

Low Female Literacy in Pakistan- Why?

Prior to the partition of Pakistan and India in 1947, we shared the same cultures and traditions. Some require modification whereas many need eliminations. ‘Women-empowerment’ is something which is denied in our Society. Unfortunately, here patriarchy dominates not only men but also female perceptions where they accept men as their lord and are unaware of … Continue reading Low Female Literacy in Pakistan- Why?

Stigmatization of Mental Health in India

Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas on Pexels.com In a country like India, people with mental disorders have to fight their battle on twofronts. One is against their symptoms and their disorder itself. The other is againstthe society. An inherently non accepting and judgemental society. In India, mental health is a term that often goes … Continue reading Stigmatization of Mental Health in India

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: A Reality Check

“It is extremely important … that we acknowledge that this uncertainty is stressful. And in fact, this anxiety is appropriate under the circumstances. This is a normal reaction to our new normal. And I think it’s important that journalists acknowledge this fact. It’s also important that we tell the truth. The situation may get worse … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: A Reality Check