• Life with the plus size in India- Neha Joy Chauhan

    Life With The “Plus Size” In India

    From being called “healthy” to nicknamed “motu,” I can list so many issues that plus-sized girls go through everyday. In India, more specifically, people calling you “healthy” simply means that that they don’t want to call you “fat & ugly” outright. If my life was a movie, I am sure a good 30% of it would be dedicated to my weight struggles. Full disclaimer- I don’t hate my body. I love it, I am proud of it. Can I lose a few pounds? Of course I can. I understand that. But when you put your beautiful garland of judgment around my neck, you must understand that unlike some of you-…

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    India Needs Nationalism… Softer Nationalism

    I am not opposed to nationalism and will never be. Was born into a tradition that believed India to be the greatest nation in the world. We have been taught about the ‘Sone ki chidiya’ that once enlightened the world with its wealth of knowledge and showed military excellence too. We were taught that the nation is more diverse than the colors on the spectrum and what binds us all is that one word, one blood that runs through our veins- India. We were taught that our India is the greatest and the best. Nothing compares to India. No matter how far away you are from India, you will always…

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    Is The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Missing in India?

    I have been thinking about this ever since the thoughts of a start-up business entered my mind. Is the spirit of entrepreneurship missing in India? Why do we always want to find a job and be secure and not take a step into the unknown? Why don’t we even try? If you belong to a middle class Indian family(like me), chances are that you are expected to complete your studies and opt for a job. Oh and if you belong to the so-called merchant-trader class, then you are simply expected to finish the studies and start handling the ‘family business’. So basically, we are simply not willing to get rid…