Simplifying The Complicated

Hi! I’m Prachi Gangwani, the creator of this platform.

I’m a Delhi-based writer, editor, yoga teacher, and counselor. I’ve studied psychology, practiced as a relationships counselor, and have had a successful career in digital media. My words also appear in Scoopwhoop Media, iDiva (Times Internet Ltd.), Hauterrfly (Fork Media), DailyO, The Swaddle, and Asia Spa Magazine.

On Keeping Zen, you’ll find conversations about relationships, sexuality, gender, mental health, culture, and how all of these intersect.

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Is Stress Making You Eat More? Here’s How To Stop 

When Neelam (Shefali Shah) from Dil Dhadakne Do sees her husband Kamal (Anil Kapoor) flirt with another woman on their anniversary, she goes to her room and gobbles up a slice of cake. No, she stuffs her mouth with cake, trying hard to not break down. This was one of the most memorable moments of this hard-hitting movie, and that’s because it’s all too real. Like many women, the stress of her husband’s many indiscretions pushed her to seek pleasure and relief from food. Although temporary, this sense of pleasure is exactly why we tend to eat when we’re stressed. 

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Eternally Confused And Eager For Love Takes Us Inside The Conflicted Minds Of Urban Indian Men 

Ray is both endearing and annoying at once. He doesn’t want to hurt women, but still ends up making them feel unsafe. This contradiction highlights the problem with gender discourse today – men are given a long list of ‘Don’ts’ for their dealings with women. But in the absence of a list of ‘Dos’, many men find themselves lost and confused. 

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How To Let Go If You Feel Too Much

I hope dropping biscuits in the tea counted as ‘to stop holding something’ because that’s something I already do. But being a person whose emotions come from the deepest parts of the heart, it’s hard to release anything I have ever felt.

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Bombay Begums Makes The Invisible Sides Of Womanhood, Visible 

Bombay Begums is by no means the first show to show strong women taking the lead. Yet, it goes where no other work of cinema has gone before. It gives centre stage not only to women, but also to challenges that are truly unique to women. 

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Why Do Cats Purr?

When a cat purrs, it is usually a signal that it is content and satisfied. However, that is not the only time cats purr though.

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Do Affirmations Work Or Are They Another New Age Scam? 

I was introduced to daily affirmations at a time I was beginning to question some…

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