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The case of Aruna Shanbaug which triggered the Euthanasia discourse in India

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Aruna died of pneumonia on 18 May, 2015. However, it was Aruna’s story which provoked the Supreme Court on 9 March, 2018 to legally grant passive euthanasia for terminally ill patients and also issue the instructions and stratagem to be followed by the medical practitioners.

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Kashmir: The valley of rape

By Rimli Bhattacharya
When we type “Rape cases in Kashmir” on Google, we are welcomed by a barrage of more than thirty such gruesome results within a span of one year. And the most startling factor is that the majority of these rapes have been executed by the Indian security forces.

Understanding post-partum depression

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Most mothers with postpartum depression recover completely. This is especially true if the illness is diagnosed and treated early. About 50% of women who recover from postpartum depression develop the illness again after future pregnancies.

Emotional abuse: The silent killer

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Emotional abuse in the absence of physical abuse is often unrecognized. Although the literature identifies the insidious nature of this type of abuse and the physiological, psychological and emotional harm it often causes, knowledge of how women come to recognize they are being emotionally abused is underdeveloped.

Infertile woman: The sociological impact

By Rimli Bhattacharya
To have a child or not should be a matter of personal choice. One must assess one’s own life, circumstances, values, and desires and then decide if one wishes to be a parent. As mentioned by Jill Filipovic, one needn’t wait to have a child when one is financially well-off.

Infertility and Women

By Rimli Bhattacharya
If you are desperate to hear the word, ‘Mother’, you can always go for adoption and give an orphan a home. My friend, who I started the article with, dealt with her depression by seeking help from a therapist. When all medical interventions failed, she too went for an adoption and adopted a girl child. While it’s a blessing to pass on the bloodline, it is a double blessing to adopt an orphan. Be kind, be grateful for the fact that you are infertile. So that you can be a mother to all those orphans, who had a mother once but are motherless and in need to love.

The tragic life of Daya Rani, the transgender politician

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Born in 1959, Rani lived with other eunuchs in a bungalow in Dasna, Uttar Pradesh. With no formal education, she contested as an independent candidate for the general elections from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2004, 2009, and 2014. Rani, who had a strong support base among Eunuchs from all parts of India, had said that instead of mounting a stage and addressing stereotypical rallies, she preferred to tour through localities for a door-to-door campaign.

Ananda Shankar: The fusion maestro

By Rimli Bhattacharya
The world knows about his uncle but he never competed with the success of panditji. His tunes of Sitar, Moog Synthesizer, Drums, Guitar and other staid musical instruments were unique and had euphony to bring you to a state of bliss, serenity, and tranquility.

CBSE question paper leaks? This is certainly not the end of the world

By Rimli Bhattacharya
In the Indian context, parents too act like a pressure cooker without a safety valve. Apparently they are the ones, who cause more tension to their children. The parents must realize that it is not the end of the world. In fact, the parents must tell their children that re-examination is no big deal. It is just another brushing up of the texts, which the child has already prepared before the exams.