Varalika Mishra

is a Mental Health activist, author and a freelance journalist

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The Split Verdict on Marital Rape

The Delhi High Court's divisional Bench on May 11, 2022 delivered a split verdict in the marital rape case regarding the validity of Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The...

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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Fear, anxiety and uncertainty on the faces of Bengal migrant workers returning from Kashmir

Kolkata: The Union Government might be trying its best to suggest that an era of peace has dawned over Jammu and Kashmir, but the...

RSS and BJP are dangerous, they want to control you through fear: Rahul Gandhi

"Why are you walking?" I asked Rahul Gandhi at the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Rahul: Do you know the difference between Pooja and Tapasya? Me: Yes, Pooja...

BJP is giving tickets to tainted leaders of TMC but wants paramilitary forces in every constituency— Dr Fuad Halim

Kolkata: Diamond Harbour is going to be one of the most interesting parliamentary constituencies to watch in West Bengal in the ongoing Lok Sabha...

Protest continues from Indian cities to Boston to condemn lynching of Tabrez and hate crimes

Kolkata: The lynching of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand has sparked nation wide protests across India including Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Delhi. Three more...

Gauri’s killing proves, India is dangerous for gutsy journalists

Kolkata: Gauri Lankesh, a firebrand editor, who began her journalistic career with Kolkata’s Ananda Bazar Patrika, used to run her own publication Lankesh Patrike....