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When MJ Akbar says ‘I don’t remember’, he mocks the trauma of sexual abuse survivors

It is cruel to place the responsibility of assault, suffering, healing and reclaiming their story with ‘perfection’ on just the survivor.
Members of SC/ST and Muslim communities comprise more prisoners than their share in the Indian population | Shutterstock

SC allows post-conviction mental illness to be a factor in deciding death penalty appeals

Supreme Court lays down guidelines, says such convicts 'cannot be ignored and left to rot away', they require care and treatment.
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US approves first drug to treat postpartum depression in women

The depression either develops during pregnancy or after childbirth, which could adversely affect the growth of the offspring.
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Delhi’s air pollution is probably making you sad

There is now good evidence of a direct link between air quality and overall mental health and happiness.

What’s different about this year’s Davos?

From a focus on mental health to the participation of more women, Davos is set for a makeover this year. Here’s what else is happening around the world.
Depression

This is the world’s biggest mental health problem, & it’s probably not what you think it is

While depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is not the number one mental health concern people face.
Climate change

The many ways climate change will leave us high & dry, in one table

An international group of researchers has plotted the different ways on one table to drive home the urgency of the climate change crisis.
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Domestic migration makes people sadder and less calm, finds study

Domestic migration in developing countries such as India and Pakistan primarily involves rural inhabitants leaving for urban centres in search of jobs

10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your cognitive function

It is curious that simply focusing on the breath in a balanced way can have such an effect on concentration and working memory.

Suicides high among married women: Crisis in Indian marriages or mental health stigma?

Nearly four out of 10 women who commit suicide globally are from India, and most of them are married, says a study published by health journal Lancet. ThePrint asks- Suicides high among married women: Crisis in Indian marriages or mental health stigma? Among women, having a child acts as a protective measure against suicide Lakshmi Vijayakumar Founder, Sneha suicide prevention centre The suicide rate among women is high till the age of 30, post which it falls by almost half. By the time they are 30, many become mothers and that gives them an incentive to stay alive. They feel a sense of responsibility towards their child and that makes them conscious of their choices. Thus, having a child acts as a protective measure against suicide. The time period between getting married and having a child is a particularly difficult one. They have to deal with living in a new home where they are trying...

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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.