Ritu Bhatia
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Journalist, writer, author of Manspotting: Chronicles of Mid-life Romance

LIFE

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Dear women, do you know how fleeting female power is?

It can be snatched away any second, by the landlord, or by the plumber who won’t listen to you.

ART & CULTURE

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A single woman hitting her 40s, looking for romance, describes her brushes with the 'bad boys of Delhi'

[Book extract] I froze when I saw the box of Masti condoms resting against my silvery purple sandals.

LIFE

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Stop using Google instead of going to a doctor

Is it because our primary doctor's diagnosis was doubtful and presumptive? Or is it because we want to avoid the treatment recommended?

LIFE

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What is it like to be inside the head of a schizophrenic?

Lack of knowledge, understanding and empathy can be blamed for the insensitive treatment of those with psychiatric disorders.

LIFE

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Why cancer needs to be healed, not cured

Regardless of how hard scientists work at understanding the causes of cancer, there will always be some unanswered questions.

LIFE

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No health care for slum kids: How Right to Education has hit the private, non-profit schools

Shutting down an educational institution such as Deepalaya School, which is a boon for underprivileged children, is a short-sighted move.

LIFE

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Why teenagers should make their own health care decisions

Medical decision-making should not be solely a parent’s responsibility.

LIFE

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Stop killing our newborns

Lack of infrastructure, medical supplies and healthcare personnel have compromised the quality of care.

LIFE

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Road accident can leave you in a worse place than death

Car crashes kill and maim thousands of people every year, and are the second leading case of death for young people globally.

LIFE

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How dancing can help heal the mind

India needs to take Creative Movement Therapy more seriously. Especially since our mental health services are in shambles.