Varalika Mishra

is a Mental Health activist, author and a freelance journalist

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Ishrat Akhter: First international wheelchair basketball player from Kashmir

Delhi: Ishrat Akther from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir is a multi-faceted personality. She is an international wheelchair basketball player, a motivational speaker, Kashmir’s young leader and an achiever’s award-winner. Indeed, six years back, Ishrat's...

Nature enhances mental health

Natural landscapes, such as beaches, water, forests, parks, and mountains, the availability of public open spaces used for public entertainment and sports reduce attention deficit disorders. Green restoration improves preschooler spatial working memory and cognitive...

Understanding the Hijab judgement through different voices

“We must distinguish between the right to wear Hijab and the issue of hijab. My support of girls’ right to wear hijab is NOT an endorsement for the garment. I am personally against all prescriptions for women in...

Two Treasured Children In India’s Capital Bring Hope For Sex Worker Community

Delhi: In the year 2020 and 2021, the Covid wave and lockdown had severely impacted the livelihood of the women of GB Road. Children, women and elderly people had no source of income which left...

Understanding Women’s Day Through Different Voices

“The celebration of Women's Day is indeed important. However, to make it a day only about women, in today’s day & age, defeats the purpose of equity & inclusion that are the cornerstones of empowerment....

Dynamics Of Social Exclusion And Its Impact On Mental Health

“I wear a hijab (headscarf) and I've never felt scared or had a feeling of apprehension while going out thinking I'll lose out on an opportunity because of one piece of cloth. I've given interviews,...

Devastating Impact Of A Pandemic On Indian Females And Their Mental Health

“I lost many patients, babies and mothers due to Covid, mentally, emotionally and physically the pandemic took a toll on me. I was overworked due to a shortage of doctors and had not slept for...

Impact of the pandemic on students and a need for Mental Health intervention

The United Nations estimates that at least 1 billion learners have been affected globally by the closure of schools due to the pandemic. With the pandemic continuing to evolve, the world is likely to face...

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Congress helps Shivraj appoint new Lokayukta, secretly!

During his first term as Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly (2010-2013), Ajay Singh (Rahul Bhaiya) had made a name for himself...

Bengal under attack, from fake news and images

Kolkata: When Souvik Sarkar, a teenager from West Bengal’s Rudrapur village, was posting a “religiously insensitive” morphed image or meme on his timeline in...

“Government tells us not to do politics during pandemic, but it is doing petty politics by arresting anti-CAA protesters”

Kolkata: On Wednesday afternoon, Kolkata witnessed the first public protest by students and social activists against the arrests of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters....

हागिया सोफिया का संग्रहालय से मस्जिद बनना: बदल रहा है समय

पिछले तीन दशकों में वैश्विक राजनैतिक परिदृश्य में व्यापक परिवर्तन आये हैं. उसके पहले के दशकों में दुनिया के विभिन्न देशों में साम्राज्यवादी और...

‘Civil society should step in to monitor budget and governance’

NEW DELHI: In times when transparency and accountability in governance gain increasing significance as tools to fill in the gaps of democratic deficiencies, a...