One in every 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate – Sanjana & Nandini

One in every 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate. This condition, however, is more common in countries like India, China, Kenya and Mexico. – Sanjana & Nandini, Co-Founders, Side By Side Smiles The understanding of Cleft lips and palates seems to be very limited, specifically ‘why’ this condition occurs and ‘how’ one can rectify…

It’s true that when you talk to people who have been hurt and people who hurt, you open yourself up to receive some of that pain – Whitney S. Iles

My constructive perception towards ‘Violence’ came to an interesting slant as I tried to dwell into a concept like ‘Prison Psychiatry’. In the words of renowned Harvard psychiatrist and violence expert James Gilligan whose career spans across 25 years of hard work in the American prison system to describe the motivation and causes behind violent behavior –…

The Story Of A Sound Healer, Muna Light

One of the major reasons I wanted to visit Bhutan was to see Buddhist monasteries, particularly for the inexplicable peace, the healing they offer. The experience was profound, it was magical. The sound of constant chanting when reaches you, you feel a sense of liberation. The chants help you connect with your remotest self, you…

Girls can play Rugby, Girls can do Anything – Ayane Hirata

In sports, when a man scores big – it’s his hard work, when a woman scores big – it’s also ‘his’ hard work, ‘his’ being a coach. Barring Tennis, which is the most gender-equitable sport, no other sport offers equal acknowledgment to a woman. In fact, women are not only perceived as weak but are…

FB Live with Vithika Yadav

On 17th November, as part of ‘#LiveToInspire Series’, I was FB Live from the Love Matters India office, with the very inspiring Human Rights Activist Vithika Yadav and her equally inspiring team. We talked about Sexuality Rights, Reproductive Rights, the significance of ‘Consent’ in a relationship, how parents can create a well-informed environment for their kids and…