How To Tackle Depression?

How To Tackle Depression?

Health, Mental Health
According to a survey, more than 60% of people have some mental illness. The most common among them is “Depression.” It is the feeling of complete sadness in life. Other mental disorders which affect a person are – 1. Anxiety Disorder 2. Bipolar Disorder 3. Eating Disorder Depression is the most common mental illness among them. We celebrate 7th April as the ‘World Health Day,’ and it is high time that we talk about mental health this year. Several campaigns have been done for raising awareness about this delicate issue. More than 300 million people are living with depression. There has been an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015 of the people suffering from depression. A campaign ‘Let’s Talk’ has been launched to talk about this worldwide phenomenon. The most importan
Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Curious Brain, Vocabulary Through Movie
When I was a kid, I used to get zoned out a lot, in an imaginary world. A world where everything is possible. But those were just an escape to reality. So did Walter Mitty, he escapes into romantic and action-filled adventure until someone pulls him out. This movie is a journey of Walter Mitty, who sets out of a real romantic and action-packed journey to save his job. Directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2013, an action-packed adventure. Guess the meaning of the bold words. Improve your vocabulary with this movie! Hernando: They won’t be able to. We do intricate details back here. It’s tricky and bewildering. Complex, Confusing Difficult, Mystifying Involved, disconcerting Sean O’ Conell’s letter : … The Quintessence of life, I trust you‘ll get it where it ne
So What, If I Am A Prostitute?

So What, If I Am A Prostitute?

Culture, Poetry
I opened my eyes, I was there across the bed, All alone. The glitter of my skin, that yesterday shone, Has faded away. I walked, Stumbling on my way. Who am I? The girl of the night. Oh! For the happiness That I want to receive in the bright light. My virgin heart, My bruised body. My survival, Is my struggle. You eat me hungrily at night, But under the warm sun rays, You will look at me from the corner of your eyes. Questioning along with others, You win the glory of your clean character. So what, if I am a prostitute? Who the hell are you? No, I am not pure, But yes, I don't fake innocence like you. My subsistence, Is in your existence But shhh!!! Let me take the blame. I am the predator and you are the innocent prey Let me walk towards the darkness,...
Your Summer Plus Daily Health Guide

Your Summer Plus Daily Health Guide

Health, Physical Health
Health is the complete well being of a person, not merely absence of disease. In the era of digitalisation, the easiness to get everything on the table has made our life total sedentary. This lifestyle is the root problem of thousands of illness. By adopting/living the sedentary lifestyle, we are making our body prone to diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease etc. Many other factors are also like an ingredient in the soup of disease like food habits and other habits like drinking, smoking etc. By consuming a massive amount of fat rich, packed food lead to accumulation of fat in our body and raise glucose level in blood which is the main stimulation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease like atherosclerosis. According to a survey, diabetes currently affects...
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Book In Focus, Culture
“When death tells a story, you really have to listen” That’s the line on the cover of the book, and, in my opinion, sums up the entire book. There is no way you can put “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak down once you have picked it up. There are hundreds of books about the horrors of the holocaust and the world war two time in both the fiction and non-fiction genre, and I have read a few of them. But, there is something about this one which makes it stand out, not just for the way it is narrated but the story it tells. The story is about a little girl, Liesel who arrives at the Hubermann’s who are going to foster her. She has just lost her brother and is separated from her mother and is obviously both frustrated and distraught. The story takes us through Liesel’s life as she gets to k
Right to the City – A Gender Perspective

Right to the City – A Gender Perspective

Culture, Opinion
Asha, a girl from small town in India, is excited about her moving into the city to pursue her higher education. It is like her “great city dream'' has come true. Sitting on the window seat, she realises a city is simply is not an urban landscape to her. It is a stimulus which rushes her adrenaline; it fills her with a sense of freedom and capability. The idea of living in the city brings to her the encouragement and enthusiasm which was denied to her, back in her hometown. Unfortunately, unlike her name, RB Bhagwat of International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, sees no hope for Asha in Indian cities. He says – “In large cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi, existing social relations and hierarchies based on religion, caste and gender come into conflict with the novel soci
Life is Unfair… Will You Start Crying Now?

Life is Unfair… Will You Start Crying Now?

Coffee Talk, Mental Health
In a tragic situation, we end up lamenting that 'Life is unfair', we end up crying and asking 'Why me?'. Have you ever done this? I have done it and to be honest, I have even lost the number of counts. Well, the good thing is that now I know what I was doing wrong and let me tell you about my findings. And The Question Is For .....? Undoubtedly, when you complain that life is unfair or you question, 'Why me?', you are devising a way by which you can indulge in self-pity. I mean seriously, who said that that life would be fair to you? No one, so whom are you complaining about this? Is it even fair to ask why life is unfair? We All Are Selfish Creatures The harsh truth is our idea of fairness has always that been of self-interest. If you are winning, life is fair, and if not, you wil
And I Simply Pushed You Away

And I Simply Pushed You Away

Love & Relationship, Serendipity Call
"Behave." he said in a low tone, but the underlying anger can't be missed. "I am drunk, Vivaan. I don't need to behave. For just one night, I want to be real me. I want to be yours. I want to be your Ishiqa". I said with a smile. I can say anything tonight because I am drunk. The night is meant to be enjoyed, it is meant for pleasure and pain and a bit of happiness and a slight tint of sadness. A cocktail strong and dark enough to destroy everything. A night disastrous enough to erase my love for him. "Can you please walk straight? Don't create a scene and don't you dare cry. Your emotional drama is hard to bear. Do you understand that?" He mumbled while giving me support. I looked at his face which was devoid of emotions. He didn't feel for me, and it was quite evident in ...
How to Keep Up With Your 2018 Financial Goals?

How to Keep Up With Your 2018 Financial Goals?

Coffee Talk, Curious Brain, What Did I Learn Today?
One of the most common New Year Resolutions is to meet the financial goals. In fact, for most of the young people achieving the financial goal is a top priority. A recent study has revealed that most people wanted to save money this year. However, the harsh truth is that another research has shown that only 9 percent of these people will be able to achieve their goals. Every cloud has a silver lining, and for you, this means that you can be a part of this nine percent club. Here is a short guide for you to manage your financial tips from now onwards. 1. Set both Long- and Short-Term Financial Goals  I guess both long- and short-term goals should be a part of every plan to reach the ultimate destination. It is necessary to take small steps to complete the path. The very first thing tha
Reboot Your Life

Reboot Your Life

Coffee Talk, Health, Mental Health
How easy life would have been if pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously could have rebooted our life instead of the computers! We have already entered 2018, and many of us were agog about giving a fresh start to our life. We make New Year Resolutions; we create plans to quit bad habits and to start the good ones…. We plan so many new things in a new year to make everything perfect. But what is the need of all such things? The answer is simple, we are unsatisfied with our lives and we are trying to make things better for ourselves. We are looking for ways to reboot our life, to move out of our cloister and to own 2018 like a boss. It is not uncommon to hear “Alright everybody… back to ones” in a film set. Most of the people sigh after hearing this, saddened by the fact that they have
Was It Love? Maybe

Was It Love? Maybe

Love & Relationship, Serendipity Call
Their eyes met from across the road. With lowered eyes and fear in her heart, she crossed the street to meet him finally. Their walk towards the India Gate was a silent one. Sitting beside each other, they talked in soft voices about general topics. They didn't have an eye contact during the entire conversation. On their way back, she gathered courage and peeked towards his direction. The first thought in her mind was that he was very tall. The setting sun was a reminder that they finally have to part ways. The day which they never wanted to end, has finally ended. He decided to drop her to the metro platform. Without even realizing, amidst the crowd, he held her hand and directed her safely towards the platform. Did she need the protection? Definitely, no but did it feel good? Definite...
White Noise- The Noise That Lets You Sleep

White Noise- The Noise That Lets You Sleep

Curious Brain, What Did I Learn Today?
A few days ago, I was downloading an app that claimed that it would help me to get a relaxing sleep. Out of curiosity, I checked the description of the app, and I came across the term, “White Noise.” We all know that noise is unwanted sound but what exactly is white noise and how can it provide us a relaxing atmosphere? What Is White Noise? First thing first, White noise is a type of noise. It is produced when the sound of different frequency blends at a similar level. The audible frequency of human beings ranges from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. Thus, for creating a white noise we can pick as a number of sounds of different frequency ranging from 20 to 20,000 Hz as we want, and then all we need to do is to put it on a similar level. White noise has received its name from the term ‘White L
When He Prepared Food- The Beginning Of A Love Story

When He Prepared Food- The Beginning Of A Love Story

Love & Relationship, Serendipity Call
'Should we order food?' he asked. 'Hmmm....' she said. 'But the internet isn't working. I don't have any number.' He said, in a confused tone. 'You can cook.' she suggested. She was unsure about the idea. He had just returned from his office. 'Hmm... Should I cook?' He asked. It seemed he was questioning himself. 'Yes. I think I should cook.' He continued after a minute. He went to the kitchen. She followed him. The kitchen wasn't in that good condition. The sink was filled with unwashed utensils. 'Room of a bachelor.' He said as if he had read the thoughts in her mind. 'You love peanut chocolate?' She asked when she spotted a bottle of peanut. A few months ago, he also handed her few peanut chocolates. 'Yeah.' he said. 'These are the stuff that I take.' He said, showing few...
वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

Culture, Opinion
"... it is a very long time since we have had cases of crimes committed by these animals... I petition for the deer and other eventual animal culprits to go punished, because their alleged deed was a reaction to the cruel soulless conduct of the victims, whom my thorough investigations have shown to be active hunters...", speaks Janina Duszejko from Agnieszka Holland's Polish ecological thriller 'Pokot'; who becomes convinced that the murderers are animals taking revenge for being hunted, after her neighbours and acquaintances are murdered in mysterious circumstances. Sounds like an enthralling storyline, but is quite enough to create a huge predicament about the mankind and his standpoint towards the environment. Those Homo sapiens in Duszejko's village in Poland (like their other brot...
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

Book In Focus, Culture
To Kill A Mockingbird is the first book that I have read in 2017. The first few pages were tough for me to read because I was getting confused a lot but then finally after reading the first two pages twice, I picked up the rhythm. The book is written by Harper Lee. It was first published in 1960. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book. The book tries explaining about sensitive topics like rape and racial inequality in a very warm manner. The remarkable story-telling skill of Harper Lee makes the book a wonderful read.  The Background of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' The story is set in the year of 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. The story revolves around four main characters: Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The author draws the attention of the readers to many
How Deforestation Gives Rise To Human Disease?

How Deforestation Gives Rise To Human Disease?

Curious Brain, Earth Issues
By and large, we are taught that deforestation leads to environmental degradation and other environmental problems. In fact, the problems created by deforestation are atrocious for all organisms. We all know about its impact on the environment. Having said that, what about its impact on the human? I would like to draw your attention to the link that exists between deforestation and human disease. I would like to start with a case study so that a better understanding is developed in analyzing the correlation. Case Study of Deforestation in Borneo Island Borneo is the largest island of Asia and third-largest island in the world. It is shared both by Malaysia and Indonesia. It is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. But it seems like very soon, we will be replacing ‘is’ with ‘was’.
Shivalik 2017: Geo-Fest In My College

Shivalik 2017: Geo-Fest In My College

Coffee Talk
Last week on this very day, Shivalik 2017 was organized. This year the fest was very special for me. It was because for the very first time, I actively participated in an event. My active participation came as a surprise even for me! You must me wondering what was so special about it? Well, I am a girl who hides behind her books but still this year I picked up the courage to manage stuff. And that stuff didn't belong to my the things that I keep doing inside my room but it was about our big Geography department.  Events Before Shivalik 2017 Though the actual fest was on 3rd March, the preparation began way too early. I was given the responsibility of designing the poster and editing the magazine. But later, I was also involved in designing the cover of the magazine and writing certificat
Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Opinion
The first thing that I saw when I opened my browser was the Google doodle. The doodle has correctly depicted the many forms of a woman. I was happy to see it and I was wondering the history behind this day which has now become so important. The day has become a catalyst for the gender equality. We celebrate International Women's Day every year without knowing its history. Today, let us first look at the origin of this day. How Did International Women's Day Start? #BeBoldForChange This year the theme is #BeBoldForChange. The theme encourages everyone to take a stand for gender equality. If you have never experienced or seen inequality against women, you must be thinking that gender equality exists. But that's not true.  According to World Economic Forum, gender gap won't close entir
Why Is It Important For You To Go Out Alone?

Why Is It Important For You To Go Out Alone?

Coffee Talk
Today, I wanted to go for shopping. I was thinking whom should I request for a company. After an hour of thinking, I was still clueless. ‘You should learn to go out alone.’ Echoed a voice. After a moment of hesitation, I started getting ready. I decided that I will go out alone. I took all the kinds of stuff that could distract me from the world outside. The stuff included my mobile phone, earphones, a novel and many packets of gems.  After stepping outside of the house, I thought of listening songs to expurgate myself off from the surrounding voices. I asked myself if I wanted to listen to music. The answer was no. I kept the earphone inside my bag and started moving ahead. After few steps, I thought of taking a rickshaw, again to avoid the gazes of the people. In a country li
Regular Cricket Is Okay. But What Is Blind Cricket?

Regular Cricket Is Okay. But What Is Blind Cricket?

What Did I Learn Today?
GK Mahantesh, Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) President said, "It would be great if the government and BCCI react and recognize, embrace and endorse CABI. our boys have won four championships in the last four years. It's a huge time they respond and positively recognize this otherwise it's a big insult to our country." And it's not only the government who has failed to descry blind cricket. Even many of us are turning a blind eye to it. Try to have a discussion about blind cricket and I am sure, the first question that you will encounter will either be, "How can blind people play cricket?" or "How blind cricket is played?". You can't question the efficacy of blind cricket as a prove of excellent human spirit but you can surely question yours. We all know the kind of...
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