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Jahnavi Laungani

Lawyer, Writer -

Lawyer by qualification, she turned to writing as a medium to voice her strong creative side and multitude of thoughts. She writes on all things that inspire her, from politics to yoga, life and more.

Letting Go Of The Fear Of Change

If change is the only constant, why are we so scared of it? With every passing moment our cells are dividing to make way for something new. It is not wrong to say that the existing order thrives on the brink of change. Yet, the greatest paradox is that although we know life is in a constant state of flux, society and we ourselves are always seeking stability.
08/01/2016 6:52 PM IST

Fairytales And Not-So-Happy Endings: Talking To Kids About Terror

This Thursday is the seventh anniversary of the ghastly day on which Mumbai was mercilessly attacked by a bunch of spineless men who succeeded in terrorising and breaking the heart of our vibrant metropolis. The Paris attacks remind us once again of how vulnerable we all are to the evils of this world. If your children are at an age where they are aware of the senseless atrocities that took place this month or at any other time, it is likely that they will ask questions.
22/12/2015 12:39 PM IST

The Feminist Side Of Sex And The City

When you ignore the superficialities and explicitness to focus more on the underlying message, it is apparent that there is more to <em>Sex And The City</em> than meets the eye. To take one instance, when Charlotte York, a successful art dealer, proudly decides to quit her career to play the role of a homemaker she justifies her decision by relying on the ideals of feminism -- the movement that is all about empowering women and giving them the right to choose.
19/09/2015 8:25 AM IST
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Of Life, Of Choices And The Evolution Of The Stay-At-Home Mom

Apparently the term 'stay-at-home-mom' was coined to redefine and modernise the term 'housewife'. All it really did is shift the focus of the woman's existence from being a wife to being a mother. Maybe these stereotypical labels came about for good reason but they do more to divide than define.
16/06/2015 8:20 AM IST