Nurturing healing and growth in parent-child relationships

Trigger warning: Has mention of different types of abuse perpetrated by parents and explores the severe consequences it can have on the child. Please read with caution. Anandmai Kumar Unveiling the Hidden Damage Here’s an excerpt from a conversation that I overheard between a parent of a teenager (P1) and his middle-aged colleague (P2).  P1: […]

Triumphing over our bad inner voices

Heartfelt advice from someone who learnt how to quieten the voices Ananya Prasad Most of us, since the moment in our early childhood when we gain consciousness of our thoughts, usually around the age of 3-5 years, start to function around the backdrop of a murmuring stream of thoughts that run along inside our minds […]

Life club of parenting

Being reflective and consistent parents can help make this journey an enjoyable one for you and your children/child Namrata Gupta Parents often come in with issues and more issues about what’s not happening, what their children are doing that’s wrong or how they are not adhering to rules and schedules set in the house. Tempers […]

मेरी जिंदगी मेरी मर्जी

चलिए, आज आपको मिलवाते हैं एक बहुत ही प्यारे इनसान से। इनका नाम है उत्तम भगत। एक मध्यम वर्गीय परिवार में लड़के के रूप में जनमे उत्तम का एक बड़ा भाई और एक बड़ी बहन हैं। मां गृहिणी हैं और पिता डॉक्टर हैं। उन्हें किसी ने कहा नहीं पर उन्होंने समाज के रवैये को देखते […]

My Allyship Workshop: The Unlearnings

Gunjan Pant Pande Serendipity. That is the only way I can think of describing the eye-opening journey I took last year quite by chance.  Let me elaborate. The pandemic as you know had taken a physical and mental toll on everyone, including me and on top of that I was to be an empty-nester. My […]

Accepting yourself

Here is just what will cheer you up, a love letter from a trans man to the LGBTQIA+ community in India Rags Dhar Accepting yourself is hard; no self-help book is good enough to cater to everyone’s needs, even though they’re marketed as such. One can only skim through them and use whatever information resonates […]

Does love conquer all?

Sukriti Taneja In a country that jams to the tunes of Aadmi hu, aadmi se pyaar karat hu, you would imagine inclusivity and acceptance on the matters of who one chooses to love, to be an unsaid privilege. Unfortunately, that remains a far-fetched reality for most of the country. The Supreme Court’s 2018 judgement made […]

Breaking the silence

For many LGBTQIA+ individuals, seeing themselves reflected in literature can be a powerful and transformative experience. It can help them to feel less alone and more connected to a community that shares their struggles and triumphs. Shubhi Trivedi For years, the LGBTQIA+ community has struggled to find representation in literature. Queer stories were often marginalised, […]

Journey to yourself

Seeing a gay friend come out and find his voice is an empowering journey to witness Manpreet Singh “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – William Shakespeare. These wise words from Shakespeare tell us […]

मेरा अपना वजूद

किरण एलजीबीटीक्यूआईए+ कम्युनिटी से हैं, उन्होंने समाज के तानों को झेलते हुए ही अपनी एक अलग पहचान बनाई है। आज वह एक ऐसी शिक्षिका हैं जिन्होंने कई सौ लोगों यहां तक कि पुलिस वालों को भी गलत-सही की पहचान कराकर शिक्षित किया है। जो भी लोग अपने जीवन को कोसते हैं, जीने की इच्छा खो […]