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Uncle Bites

Reading Time: < 1 minute What is This Thing We Call the Masculine Man? “The fragility of masculinity as a concept is worrisome. It breeds on creating fear in the other. Yet, what the in-breeder of masculinity seeks in the other is a concept far from it. That concept is…

Media Coverage of the Publication

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some links among the many places the co-authored paper with Kasia Pisanski and David Reby from Sussex University was covered: Quartz: https://qz.com/1293411/pregnancy-symptoms-study-finds-womens-voices-lower-after-conceiving-a-child/ Romper: https://www.romper.com/p/a-womans-voice-may-deepen-after-giving-birth-new-study-finds-heres-why-it-could-    happen-9247557  The Sun (Scotland), page 14 (see image on page), 31 May 2018 The Metro (Scotland), pg 9 (image on…

India Mental Health Resources

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mental Health Act (1987) (link) : This act contains the law which specific to the treatment of mentally ill individuals. Comments are also made on the ‘provisions with respect to their property and affairs‘. Some topics covered (among many!) are: Mentally Ill Person: is referred…

Chakras

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Upanishads describe the concept of Chakras. They can be referred to as energy centres of the body. The study of Chakras is the study of the nature of energy. One thing to note is that their location is said to be found not in…

Bodies floating in Drains

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am sitting in the centre of communal violence in Delhi. Dead bodies are floating in drains. 46 people are already physically dead. While several injured. Panic. Media uproar. Safety swinging in a question mark. A few Years Back while I was overseas: Two guys…

Turiya

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to Hindu Literature, there are four states of consciousness of a being. The first stage is the wakeful stage. The second stage is the dream stage. The third stage is that of deep sleep. And the fourth stage is called ‘Turiya’.   Turiya stage…