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  • Bipolar disorder: It’s not just about mood swings

    Off late, several celebrities have come forward and admitted having diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which affects more than eight million Indians, but it’s still largely misunderstood. Vibha Singh speaks to experts to shed light on the disorder Kanye West’s recent admission of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder sent netizens in a tizzy. And he is…

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    World Environment Day 2018: For a plastic free future

    The theme for World Environment Day 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, and it is a call for citizens to come together and combat one of the great environmental challenges: Curbing plastic usage. A sustainable way forward is minimising usage and maximising and recycling and reuse, says VIBHA SINGH.  While plastic has many uses, common man…

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  • Failed in Exams? It’s not the end of the world

    Is failure in the exam the only reason why students commit suicide? Parental expectations, undue pressure, peer comparison and the inability to cope with a new environment are among the factors that tip students over the edge, finds out Vibha Singh  No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the…

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    Forget Me Not! How India is fighting dementia

    Over the next 15 years, the number of Indians living with dementia will almost double, meaning more Indian families will become caregivers, writes Vibha Singh Thanmathra, a critically-acclaimed award-winning Malayalam film, made in 2005 centres around an intelligent, active and popular government employee Ramesan played by Mohan Lal. The movie shows him slip into early…

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  • Turning business into passion: The Cottage story

    Vibha Singh speaks to entrepreneur Nina Roy, whose The Cottage, a lifestyle store-cum-cafeteria offers hand embroidered clothes, accessories, home décor, and more with a cuppa of masala tea and Bengali delicacies Essentially a place to relax, rejuvenate and seek some solace, this colourful and artistically designed café is more of a lifestyle store with everything…

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    Water conservation: Why every drop matters

    The groundwater level has been going down at an alarming rate in Maharashtra, and a government study has revealed that more than 50 per cent of the city and villages are facing drinking water shortage. And now, water conservation is being taken seriously, finds out Vibha Singh You can live about a month without food,…

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  • Why do women quit working?

    When it comes to women’s participation in the workforce, India ranks the second lowest in the Group of 20 economies. Why the working opportunity is for women narrow to begin with, Vibha Singh enquires At 29, Shraddha Patel had to quit her lucrative software engineer’s job with Cisco, because she was not able to handle…

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  • World Autism Day 2018: All about Ummeed’s ‘Light It Up Blue’ movement

    Autism can have a profound effect on individuals and families, but understanding and support can make a huge difference. Every year, Ummeed Child Development Center joins the global ‘Light It Up Blue’ movement by US-based organisation Autism Speaks, to help spread awareness on the condition on the World Autism Day on April 2, reports Vibha Singh…

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  • How exactly do we define Dharma?

    Some may define Dharma as a moral code, some as rituals and religion, some as duties some as a way of life while some others as the laws of nature. If we consult the teachings of the sages of ancient India, we find there are two main meanings—nature and duty, writes Vibha Singh “It is better…

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  • International Women’s Day 2018! Education system needs redefining: Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach for India

    Shaheen Mistri, CEO and founder trustee of Teach for India talks to VIBHA SINGH about the need for change in the education sector. Education is fundamental to an equitable society. An excellent education equips children and youth with the knowledge, skills, values, and mindsets needed to be empowered individuals and responsible citizens. It is the…

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