When the first episode of Never Have I Ever opens, the protagonist Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is seen praying to Indian deities – knelt down, earnest and surprisingly quick-witted. She has a chat with the gods about how “last year sucked for a number of reasons” and how the gods can “make it up to her.” The sass is both inimitable and unprecedented at once. In the opening for the second episode, Devi is reading Anna Todd’s turbulent romance novel After when she is so invitingly ...
When the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown hit the world, the livelihoods of people reliant on the tourism industry suffered.
To address this, nonprofit media platform Voices of Rural India found a way to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity by upgrading digital skills among rural storytellers to create alternate livelihoods.
Releasing ourselves from the constant symphony of pings and buzzes might just be the answer to over-managed, and over-stressed employees.
In a world with dwindling attention spans, it’s easy to dismiss our lack of focus as an outcome of our obsession with screens. But if you find yourself stuck in a prolonged rut with an inability to focus, it could be time to observe the pattern more closely. If you feel groggy and find yourself “zoning out” or have trouble concentrating, if there’s a general sense of fatigue, impaired judgement, and/or mental confusion, this could be brain fog.
I (virtually) sat down with Sasha Greene, the author of Something Like Happy, to ruminate over the nuances of writing mental illness into fiction, drawing on lived experiences and letting our emotions have a life of their own.
Before heading into deep dives, here is what you should know about BoJack Horseman, the show: BoJack Horseman is an animated series about BoJack Horseman, the character who is a humanoid horse, a forgotten Hollywood star of the 90s, who comes from a dysfunctional family.
Sally Baker is a licensed and accredited therapist based in London, England. With over 20 years of experience seeing clients for a wide range of complex and challenging issues, she works with people to alleviate their anxiety, depression, anger issues, eating disorders, and conflicts within relationships and the family.
Ask anyone who is active on a dating app, and they’ll share a plethora of horror stories.
From the ugly rear of ghosting to the inexcusable quirks of the date who looked much better on paper, searching for love in a swipe-fest is no mean feat.
Such anecdotes make these apps look like little more than contraptions that dole out misadventures.
And yet, there are enough stories of people finding love through dating apps to justify their algorithmic matchmaking.
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To say that I am an enthusiastic reader would be a gross understatement. I read a lot, across genres, and even though my average yearly reading is not a record-breaking figure, I like to believe that my proclivity to obsess over the books I love more than compensates for it.
Early on in the lockdown induced by the Coronavirus pandemic, education secretary Gavin Williamson acknowledged that the continued school closures will have a detrimental impact on children’s progress because of the lack of pupil-teacher interaction. The government has also been in favour of a gradual return to school as against a complete lifting of the lockdown.
When the pandemic began, everyone around us was extremely panicky. The world went into lockdown. Our perception of time became warped. Along with the heightened awareness of the protection that wearing a mask could give us, we also witnessed an increase in mask-shaming–a manifestation of a largely ableist culture, this time driven by the fear of the virus as well.
Kritika M Narula shares a comprehensive guide to effective online learning, using specific technology tools, robust planning and communication strategies, which ensures that you maintain safeguarding students your priority during difficult times.
Schools across the UK were shut down on 20 March as a preventative measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Almost three months down the line, there is a general consensus that keeping children away from school for a long period could have potentially detrimental consequences on their long-term health and academic performance.
The recent shift to online learning came about as a result of an emergency, but going forward the trend will only get more defined. The traditional means of instruction where teachers lecture students in a physical classroom setting might be replaced by a mixed-method approach – one where online learning wouldn’t just be an “alternative”, but a part of the teaching-learning framework.
There are many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic might take a psychological toll on children. Here’s how we can protect them.