Chaiti Narula
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Passion & compassion

The author is deputy editor with India Today TV.

VARIETY

 |  Passion & compassion  |   6-minute read

With the cancer rate rising in India, why we need to resort to palliative care

Palliative care not only provides comfort for the patients in their last days but also helps families lead a better quality of life while dealing with terminal illness.

POLITICS

 |  Passion & compassion  |   4-minute read

Budget 2019 must be big and bold: Nirmala Sitharaman must go for serious capital infusion and tangible tax breaks

For a govt that has taken bold steps like demonetisation, new strong measures should be a logical follow-on. India's struggling economy certainly needs these.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Passion & compassion  |   4-minute read

Dear Prasoon Joshi, a thank you note: For ‘Mental Hai Kya’ changing title to ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’

Thank you to the CBFC and its chief for hearing the pleas of mental health sufferers, who felt this film title would increase the mockery and stigma around mental health in a judgemental nation.

LIFE

 |  Passion & compassion  |   7-minute read

Every ‘chatori’ girl needs a ‘fine-dining-type’ of guy to take her out for street food!

Because when it comes to men, ladies, remember this very famous adage: “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are!” So, pick well.

VOICES

 |  Passion & compassion  |   5-minute read

Un-Friend Zone: Why I have un-friended many this election season and I’m not apologetic about it!

I see constant acrimony online, whether you praise or critique Modi, Rahul, anybody. But if you can't understand my views, or show respect to difference, that's it. We'll be FB friends no more!

ART & CULTURE

 |  Passion & compassion  |   7-minute read

Dear Ekta Kapoor, please change your movie title from 'Mental Hai Kya' to something that doesn't mock those suffering stigma and agony

The title of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao's upcoming release, ‘Mental Hai Kya,’ exposes our glaring insensitivity towards those suffering from mental illnesses.

VOICES

 |  Passion & compassion  |   7-minute read

No More Fears: Why parents must insist schools have a mandatory anti-bullying program

When bullying can lead to as serious consequences as the victim's death, why is society, our schools and even parents turning a blind eye towards it? Is academic success all they care about?

LIFE

 |  Passion & compassion  |   7-minute read

Period Pain: Why every man must read this on menstruation

I should be able to say 'I am on my period' as easily as I can say 'I have a fever.' Workplaces need to empathise. And male bosses really must understand.

LIFE

 |  Passion & compassion  |   6-minute read

Why it’s important to challenge stereotypes around mental illness and ask for help

Are you quick enough to consult a mental health practitioner or discuss with people around you? The answer is a most likely a no.

VOICES

 |  Passion & compassion  |   7-minute read

Why I want political parties to talk about human trafficking, and not Ram Mandir, this election season

Victims of human trafficking don’t make headline news. That's despite the huge numbers of them and their unbelievable trauma. Why is there such deafening silence from our voluble politicos on this?