Free Press Journal
  • Beat stress, the natural way

    A study of 200,000 respondents has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure. It can have a negative effect on your body, mood, as well as behaviour, with wide-ranging effects like headaches, anxiety, fatigue and irritability.

  • How do we rate happiness?

    “Hey, Khush.”
    When Ma calls on the phone, she calls me Happiness. I already have a nickname – it is a flower – but now she addresses me by who she wants me to be. Happiness, in our family, is a presence, one that nudges us aside to make room for itself.

  • This is how you beat the monsoon blues

    The monsoon brings romance, joy and happiness. However, not all are passionate lovers of the rains. Some actually feel sad, depressed and lonely as the skies open up. Engulfed by gloomy feelings, they are hit by the blues which leave a drastic effect on their mental and physical well-being. This condition is known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); a mood disorder characterised by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

  • Dark Fantasy: Injecting Gothic darkness into Disney scenarios

    There is no specific set of rules when it comes to inspiration. However, it might sound a little unusual when people are driven to do something because of their dark side. It’s all about facing facts rather than ignoring them. In ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. Riddhi Jain, a 24-year-old artist from Mumbai finds inspiration in Greek mythology and

  • Passion River: A mesmerising photo essay

    Do not be misled by the gorgeous views of the Damodar. Flowing across the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, it also bears the title, ‘River of Sorrows’. Its ravaging floods would cause untold misery in the plains. Virtually an annual ritual, its great floods from 1770 down to 1943 have been recorded in history. Now mostly tamed by dams, it appears benign. “During good times, it’s just like us. Come monsoon,

  • Sex and the city: Transactional sex

    Q: My girlfriend keeps asking for expensive gifts each time we have sex. I have already bought her jewellery, a smartphone and a watch along with several clothes and perfumes. I have started feeling that I’m having ‘paid sex’ and that there’s something seriously missing from her side in terms of emotional investment. I’m getting uncomfortable with this ‘transactional sex’. Does she want the ‘good life’ or me? Please guide me.

  • A part of us dies with trees

    At 10.00 am. I was on my way back home from the daily ritual of market visit. Heavy downpour accompanied by gusty winds made the task of brisk walking little difficult. Just then, I noticed people running in the opposite direction towards the playground which had nothing, but two mini football goalposts and a huge banyan tree adjacent to it. I could now hear the gongs of a Fire Brigade at a

  • Tomorrowland! Groove to the world’s largest EDM fest

    Electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland is in progress and the world is expectedly going crazy. Uniting fans and music-lovers across the globe, Tomorrowland has it all. The tiny town of Belgium, Boom has come a long way with its unforgettable event. Tomorrowland’s popularity has exploded since it launched in 2005 and now it is unstoppable. It stretches over two weekends and usually sells out in minutes. On from July 20-22 and from July 27-29,

  • Parents Day 2018: Changing face of the Indian family

    Six-year-old Tisha (name changed) loves going to school. She attends one of the elite schools in Mumbai and travels by her chauffeur-driven car. Tisha has many friends and is like any other school-going girl, but has a different living arrangement at home. Tisha’s parents are raising her in the ‘co-parenting’ way. Tisha’s mother is a media professional and her father’s start-up recently received funding. They chose to raise her independently without getting