Domestic Violence :Common Myths & Beliefs

Domestic Violence has been prevalent in our country since ages now and even when our nation is progressing the cases of domestic abuse and trauma is on the rise. However, women now in some strata of our society have started to raise their voice against this crime.Yes, it is a crime. To subject someone to physical, emotional, financial, sexual and mental abuse can be no less than a crime. A woman can be subjected to domestic violence at any point of time and till the time they are counseled or educated to stand up against those who are subjecting...

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Out Of Control

I am not the kind of person who gets frazzled easily. I feel like I am a rock, it takes a helluva lot of beating to break me. I was always sure of what I wanted from life, being married and having two kids was almost priority number one and I stuck to it. The first time I got pregnant I was 26, young and excited. That pregnancy didn’t last beyond the 5th month for reasons I still cannot comprehend very well. Sometimes on days that are gloomy and depressing I wonder if I gave up too soon then....

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Manage your Relationships

Point to Ponder: How did our ancestors manage their relationship? With so many dynamics playing within the joint family system, I am sure it would not have been cake walk for them! Agreed, they did not have the fast paced, stressful life style of our generation but they also did not have the nuclear family system that we have. Our intelligence has helped us to break through the latest technologies. Why can’t the same intelligence guide us to balance the key relationships in our life? Let us try and understand the role our ancient Indian system of Vaastu Shastra and the Chinese practice of Feng-Shui, in maintaining harmony in our relationships. Vaastu is a traditional Hindu system of design based on directions. It helps us to live in harmony with the five basic elements, air water, fire, earth and space. Feng-Shui means wind and water. It is believed that if we live in harmony with wind and water, we will prosper. Based on these sciences I have discussed few points which helps us to maintain harmony in different relations. SW zone of the house/property signifies the between the husband and wife. Any Vaastu defect in this zone significantly affects the couple’s relationship. NW zone is the zone of helping hands. If this zone has a defect you may not get support from your friends and family. The SW of...

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