Sunday , September 20 2020

Society & Lifestyle

Online Classes : Still a privilege for many in India

Online Classes

The world came to halt with the outbreak of Covid-19. Work from home became the new work environment. The unprecedented lockdown shut various schools and universities that lead to the new era of online classes. The conundrum that comes with this new era is that not all schools and universities can provide online classes, as only those educational institutions whose infrastructure is built on …

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Day To Day Life : World at Halt

COVID-19

“Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” —Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore The biggest COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in India has been …

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Jenna Dewan Listened Sanskrit Prayer During Second Childbirth

Jenna Dewan

Actress Jenna Dewan, who recently welcomed her son Callum, had a smooth birthing experience. In an interview to People magazine, the Step Up star opened up about her experience delivering her second baby and how Sanskrit music helped her a lot to maintain calmness during that time. “I’d heard this from a lot of people, that there’s something that happens …

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Surabhi Tiwari, new sensation in B-town has an inspiring life story as well

Surabhi Tiwari

Surabhi Tiwari, the new sensation in B-town has been winning hearts lately with her performances in commercials & TV series and sizzling looks. But not everyone knows her inspiring journey which she shares with The Charticle. Surabhi has an enormous fan following in real life and across various social media plaforms. Surabhi was born in Kanpur and competed her schooling …

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The Importance of “Nothing” and Human Psyche

Human Psyche

“Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.” – (Tao Te …

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The woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Tribes of Andaman

On 4 January, 1991, more than 1,200 kms from the Indian mainland in the Bay of Bengal, a young Indian woman, Madhumala Chattopadhyay anthropologist waded waist-deep into the coral reefs to hand over a coconut to a man from the Sentinelese tribe. This was the first-ever friendly contact with this hostile tribe of the Andamans. Perhaps no people on earth remain more genuinely …

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Social media: Is it to blame for young people being lonelier than others?

Social Media

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment. In a survey of more than 55,000 people, 40% of 16- to 24-year-olds reported feeling lonely often or very often. This trend for high youth loneliness has also been captured in other national surveys by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 …

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Talking about sex is awkward, so how can teenagers ‘just ask’ for consent?

Sexual consent

The topic of sexual consent seems to be in the news on a daily basis, especially since #MeToo went viral one year ago. From posters to podcasts, there are endless resources promoting the importance of getting and giving explicit consent. Many suggest that a “yes” must always be enthusiastic, and that partners should “ask first and ask often”. In principle, …

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5 lifestyle changes to enhance mood and mental health

Mental Health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their …

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India’s Digital Health Resolution adopted by WHO

JP Nadda WHO

71st World Health Assembly was held last week in Geneva and was attended by delegations from all WHO member states. Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the resolution on digital health brought out by India was adopted by the 71st World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). I’m happy to share …

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