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Violence Against Dalit Women is a Caste Issue

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On September 14th, a woman belonging to the Dalit Valmiki caste was raped by four upper caste Thakur men. Not only did the victim succumb to her injuries, on September 29th, the Uttar Pradesh police cremated her body without her parent’s consent after barricading the family inside of their home.   People are angry. The […]

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Generational Divides – Evolving Past Our Heroes.

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Thinking is exhausting.

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Communication Skills : Difficult Conversations

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How does one broach a conversation that is difficult? It is honestly hard to say, with full accuracy, how one can begin a conversation that is difficult and will not end in hostile conflict. But there are things we can consider when approaching a topic that is sensitive and difficult.   But before we get […]

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Happiness – For Sale?

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“ … looked on the bright side, got keratitis.” —wonderful life by Bring Me The Horizon   Let’s talk about the Happiness Industrial Complex — it’s the industry that is really focused on making people happy, inside and out.   Unfortunately, it is killing us.   The Happiness Industry is massive business — we are […]

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Burnout & Self Care – Social Work.

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There is no inherent good to being a social worker. There is the assumption that social workers are inherently “good” people who can work tirelessly because they are seen an altruists for wanting to help people.

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Matchmaking, Examined

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Sima Taparia is a middle-aged Indian matchmaker who travels to and fro from Mumbai and the US to meet various clients who wish to have their partners matched by her. Indian women and men seek her services to help them find their perfect partner, and she is more than happy to zip between countries to […]

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Non-Binary Awareness Week! (12th -18th July)

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What does “non-binary” refer to?   The term “non-binary” refers to those who do not exclusively identify as a man or a woman, or who may identify as both a man and a woman, or may fall outside of these categories altogether. Non-binary folks can also identify as transgender, though not every non-binary person is […]

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No Room For Unhappiness

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There is always work to be done. There is a culture that requires and rewards us to “rise and grind”. It is an ethic that is so deeply baked into our culture, our social norms, and our institutions that there is simply no room for unhappiness.   Perhaps unhappiness exists and continues to exist because […]

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The Death Penalty Does Not Work

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The slogan “hang the rapists” continues to be chanted, which is seemingly seen as a solution against rape. Death Penalty

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Conflict, Harm or Abuse?

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One of the things I think about a lot is how everyone has committed harm. The capacity to cause harm or be an abuser is possible within each and every single one of us.

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Hope and Community as Discipline

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Uncertainty brews various forms of anxieties. It is difficult and tumultuous to navigate a world where traumas are constantly inflicted against one another and never addressed. Micro and macroaggressions pepper the existences of those who live in the margins, with no hope of reprieve in a world that prioritises hyper-individualism and competition.   Sexualised violence, […]

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When Children Call For Accountability

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Envisioning a just world requires the idea to liberate communities and individuals from cycles of violence. It is, therefore, crucial that in order to transform our society, a clear vision imagining the future we want for the generations to come is needed whilst honestly interrogating the current conditions that do not align with that vision. […]

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