Prachi Gangwani

I write. I read. I do yoga. I hula hoop. I love cats and dogs in equal measure. I'd say the same for wine. My zen motto: "Eat kale for the body, cake for the soul." Find me on IG: @prachigangwani87

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Is He Emotionally Unavailable Or Unable To Express His Emotions?

Women often complain of men being emotionally unavailable and while this is true in some cases, in many cases, a man’s emotional unavailability is in fact, an inability to express his emotions. This is so common that there is a term for it – ‘normative male alexithymia.’ Coined by Ronald F. Levant of Nova Southeastern University, Normative Male Alexithymia, or NMA, refers to a man’s inability to put emotions into words. This stunting of emotional expression is a result of gender-stereotypical upbringing and socialisation. 

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Rajat Mittal On The Pressure On Men To Be The Provider

Rajat was born and raised in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, and grew up with a restricted idea of masculinity. Over time, having interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, he learnt that men shouldn’t be pigeonholed in rigid gender norms. One of the boxes that are patriarchal society puts men in, is that of the ‘provider’. Boyish is an attempt to break this box, and showcase facets of masculinity that have nothing to do with one’s bank account

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Phubbing Is Hurting More Than Your Relationships! 

The word ‘phubbing’ is made of two words – ‘phone’ and ‘snubbing’. Phubbing is when we snub someone we are sitting with in person in favour of the phone. It’s become so common to do this – at parties, at dinners, on date nights, while hanging out with friends and family, and even on Zoom calls – that we almost don’t question it.

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Deepa Narayan On Inspiring Men To Break Away From Gender Stereotypes 

One would imagine that after speaking to hundreds of women about the ways in which our patriarchal society silences them, it would be impossible to care about men. To give room to their struggles, the ways in which they are boxed, and to deconstruct what the same system that pitches women as second class, does to men. Not for Dr. Deepa Narayan, though. 

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10 Minimalistic Jewellery Brands With Pieces You Can Wear Anywhere!

Among the many things we love about minimalism, one is its versatility. Whether it’s a piece of furniture or a piece of jewellery, a minimalistic aesthetic can carry us through a variety of situations. This should especially be true for jewellery. Imagine a collection of pieces you can wear to a Sunday brunch, or a wedding, or a meeting, or a date, or even a jungle safari! Yes, one piece – or a few pieces – when paired with the right outfit can do the job. That’s why minimalistic jewellery is so cool. It’s jewellery that we can style, as opposed to being styled by it! If you agree, scroll down for our list of homegrown brands where you can start building your collection.

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Possessive Lover? Romantic Jealousy Has Both Bad And Good Sides, And Possessiveness Is… 

Did you know that there are two different types of romantic jealousy?

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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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Anushka Manchanda On Exes, Brand Collabs, Clean Living & Excel Sheets

This 37-year-old Dilli-ki-ladki has the vivaciousness of a 27-year-old. A singer, songwriter, producer, VJ, an actress and a content creator (who does her own video editing BTW), Anushka dons many hats.

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Moving On After A Marriage Ends: With Abhishek Kashyap, Founder Of Rekindle

‘India has the lowest divorce rate, but the highest absolute numbers of divorce,’ Abhishek Kashyap…