True to the meaning of her name, Rituparna has embraced the permanent impermanence of life’s journey. In her brave and haunting memoir, The Water Phoenix, she pens down her journey of healing from loss, sexual abuse and psychological trauma. But, I hesitate to call her a survivor or a fighter. She doesn’t endorse these terms or the philosophy behind it.
There is nothing wrong with consumerist spirituality, for it makes people think about wellness. But, in this age of Instagramable everything, we run the risk of turning well-being into something that must be pretty all the time. Something outwardly. Indulgent. Out-of-the-ordinary. But, self-care is ordinary. It doesn’t always come in the form of bubble baths and spa days, or raw diets or sheet masks.
Himachal is home to the popular Malana Cream found in Parvati Valley. But, this hippie…
According to Glick & Fiske, benevolent sexism refers to “attitudes about women that seem positive in tone but nonetheless connote inferiority to men based on fragility, lack of competence, or need of help and protection.”
I first spotted Tanya in an Instagram reel about rights of married women. I was…
Period blood is basically tissue and blood. So, obviously, it will smell a bit funky. Normal period smell is coppery, or metallic, because of the iron content in the blood that’s shed. Also, if you use pads, the blood stays in contact with the air for some time, and gets ‘oxidised’ so to speak. This is what leads to that musty metallic odour. Having said that, if your period smells really foul, there could be an issue.
Period sex is a personal choice. Some people love it. Others, not so much. It’s totally okay to have period sex, and it’s also totally okay to skip it. Your choice and your partner’s choice entirely. But if you’re going to do it, we have some helpful tips and FAQs for you
Do you relate to those memes about people not keeping their cool in front of a crush? Do you have no chill when you are around someone you like? Relax! We’re not judging! It happens. But we bet you don’t want to make a fool out of yourself and end up saying something stupid.
If quadrupeds never forget the benefits of stretching, why do we?
After a year of dragging Tanuj to therapy, Shweta finally called the relationship off last…