LIFESTYLE

A pandemic of domestic abuse

Lockdowns have trapped women and girls with abusive partners. They are isolated and cut off from support networks and resources Every morning I wake up to a few messages on Sayfty’s social media pages. Usually, these are requests for help

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The art of survival

Working during the lockdown, craftspersons across India produced illustrations and paintings in traditional styles that depict the behavioural practices being advised by health advisories The current pandemic is an unprecedented calamity and its economic and social pain is immense. The

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Spread the good cheer

Balcony concerts, synchronised meetings and Samaritan acts, the lockdown has spurred humanity at all levels The virus still has us in its vice-like grip, sucking life through its tentacles but it surely hasn’t been able to defeat humanity. Rather has

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Humanity must adopt conscious consumerism

As of now, mankind’s exploitative forays into nature’s domains have resulted in the release of harmful pathogens that were hitherto unknown to mankind The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has instilled a new-found respect for the environment among the people of India and the

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The social media pandemic

During this lockdown we need to keep our spirits up and not be bogged down by the fake news being spread by scaremongers The Coronavirus outbreak has put the entire world under lockdown with the total number of cases rising

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Time to study the unspoken rules

It is one of the gaps of sociological studies that social mores have rarely been subjected to scholastic scrutiny Life is a profound yet subtle experience. The origins of norms, values and regulations are visible only at a certain level

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Maximum city, again

Shops, malls and eateries will remain open 24X7 in Mumbai from January 26. Will this rebrand the city? For some time, besieged by infrastructural breakdowns and carrying the weight of history, Mumbai had lost its swanky flavour and standing as the first

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LIGHTING THE SOUTHERN TIP OF HEMISPHERE – NEETASHA SINGH

Neetasha Singh is from humble background, born and raised in an Indian township Phoenix, Durban (KZN) surrounded by poverty and drug abuse, she has mastered the art of creating her own opportunities. She is one of South Africa’s most celebrated

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Whose rights is the Trans Bill protecting?

The concept of requiring certification to prove one’s gender is draconian. It not only stems from the idea of discrimination but also opens the door for increased corruption and humiliation of an already ostracised community In India and south-east Asia,

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Respect the person beyond the gender

While the SC’s ruling gave the LGBTQ community the right of self-identification, the Transgender Bill has made the it dependent on certification by a system which is full of insensitivity and apathy towards its members Irony has died a thousand

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