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Desire is Beautiful, Desire is Divine

The energy called desire has been condemned for centuries. Almost all the so-called saints have been against it, because desire is life and they were all life-negative. Desire is the very source of all that you see, and they were against all that which is visible. They wanted to sacrifice the visible at the feet of the invisible; they wanted to cut the roots of desire so there would no longer be any possibility of life.
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Dear Mr Prime Minister, Here's What I Think

Like millions of Indians, I too had voted for you and your party in the belief that you will provide good, transparent, accountable and effective governance for the betterment of the people. Our belief stemmed from the way you had transformed Gujarat into one of India's most prosperous and developed states, in spite of facing myriad challenges.
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Why Are Boobs So Important

But, what if women didn't have boobs? What if all of us were uniformly flat chested! I can imagine catastrophic consequences for humanity. Besides being denied the opportunity of staring at cleavage and passing it off as deep thinking, men will be forced to make eye contact while they engage in a conversation with us.
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One Tight Slap: Safe And Unsafe Responses To Street Harassment

In India, the perceived "honour" or "dignity" of a woman (that's oddly contingent on what others say or do to her) becomes more important than her safety. And women often jump to defend that "honour" even if it means self-endangerment. What we really need to talk about more in India is that threats or use of physical force to confront street harassment is unsafe, unwise and at times also illegal. In dealing with harassment in any place, safety should be a woman's number one concern. Here are some dos and don'ts.
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Of Troublesome In-Laws And Bittersweet Revenge

In India, a young bride is taught to make her husband's family her priority and to adjust to the customs of her new 'home'. I do genuinely believe that in-laws are not necessarily out to hurt their new daughters, but more often than not, women suffer silly issues with in-laws. Husbands are caught between their wives and parents, and usually literally beg their wives to please adjust!