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Why is marriage such a pressing issue? Mostly in small or second tier towns, though there can be exceptions and I certainly do not suggest that the people of big towns like Mumbai or Delhi don’t wish to marry off their daughters as soon as they are of age, like the one I belong to, a girl, as soon as she attains an age of twenty, the talks…

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Banjara to break the ‘fairness’ stereotype with its bold new campaign~A campaign against colour bias~The Indian obsession with fair skin dates back to several centuries. The innate implication was that if you have fair skin, you are somewhat superior to others. The quest for fair skin and the negative bias to dark skin happens right from birth and reaches its peak during the marriageable age. Girls are told…

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We’re all so affected by technology that we have forgotten that there existed an era, not too deep in the history, in which no one had mobile phones, laptops, Ipods etc and people were still happy. Today, if you tell someone that life would have been better without a mobile phone, you’d be stared at like a maniac and I too will be staring at you.Source…

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Clinical study confirms the Effect of Fenugreek seed in PCOSFenugreek seed extract (Furocyst) causes significant reduction in the ovary volume and reduction of cyst size. A clinical study conducted on 50 women in the age group of 18-45 years showed significant results in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome with the use of Fenugreek seed extract (Furocyst). The average BMI of the study population was 23.88…

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1. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”― Josiah Gilbert Holland2. “See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be”― E. LockhartSource: slideshare.net3. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”― Rumi4. “To risk life…

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‘The Art and Power of Emphatic Listening’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’Listening has the quality of the wizard’s alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and to produce beauty in the midst of hatred’I’ve been labeled as a listener since childhood because I always took more pleasure in listening to what others had to say and keeping that in my memory to hold forever. Sometimes, I get…

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                                                                                   DISCOVERY CHANNEL CELEBRATES ITS 20 YEARS IN INDIA WITH A SPECIAL SERIES ‘INDIA EMERGES: A VISUAL HISTORY’ALSO, COMMEMORATES INDIA’S 69TH YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE Join India’s…

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‘I Choose to Be Real’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’The best way to show someone that you care for them is to accept them for who they are.’I’m sure you must have heard or read words similar to the above a several times by now. I’m sure you must have nodded in approval every single time.But do you really agree? Have you adhered to the aforesaid…

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‘Compassion begins at Home’ -#1000Speak for Compassion“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia WalkerLast week, the world celebrated the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which I had wanted to write about, but couldn’t. So, here are my thoughts regarding the same:I live in India, a country where the sole purpose for a couple, after they become parents, is…

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‘How to stay connected during a disagreement?’ -#1000Speak for CompassionIt really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.-Martin Luther King JrTo start with, it’s important to understand what disagreement is. According to the dictionary, disagreement means lack of consensus or approval. In…

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