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“We were happily married until Amit was mocked because of my dark skin colour,” says Mira. “All our fights would boil down to my complexion.”
Family, friends and colleagues shunned Amit's choice of an ‘ugly’ wife. Prejudice about skin colour ground their happy marriage down until it ended in divorce. Part 2 in a MyStory mini-series on love and skin colour.
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China is rejecting its one-child policy in favour of a two-child one. Did fresh minty-mints boost population growth in Singapore? And can these same mints mask the smell of all those extra diapers?
These news flashes and more in the 5 December 2013 edition of ‘Sex in the Press’.
People whose relationships don’t get further than casual sex are much more at risk of having suicidal thoughts, a large US study found.
But the same is also true the other way round – depressed teens are more likely to have casual sex. So which comes first, the casual sex or the depression? Either way, it seems that for a healthy mind young people need love, not just hook-ups.
Q: My girlfriend hates to shower. She smells bad, really bad. This is becoming a big problem in our relationship – I wonder if I should break up with her.
Sometimes she doesn't shower for as many as three days. I don't like getting intimate because she's so messy. Now she's upset and says I'm avoiding her. I'm really confused, Auntyji. Please help me. Virat (24), Delhi
You thought nothing is scarier than asking someone out? Think again. Something even scarier is coming your way. Meeting the parents.
Even if you are having an arranged marriage and the deal is pretty much done, meeting your partner's folks can cause some serious anxiety. But stop worrying now, we have got the ultimate guide to getting it right.
Why are there more women than men who are HIV-positive in sub-Saharan Africa? An economist has an answer… Why is Wall Street investing heavily in infidelity? For the massive profits... Are we all just born cheaters? No…
These news flashes and more in the 28 November 2013 edition of ‘Sex in the Press’.
Surfing the web in secret to find out about emergency contraception? Or maybe you’ve just uploaded a new sexy profile pic on Facebook and you’re counting how many likes you get?
Learning about sex, flirting, and searching for romance are some of the ways the internet and sexuality cross paths for young women in Mumbai, according to the findings of a major study from India’s largest city.
Q: Auntyji, I broke up with my boyfriend about five months ago but we still spend a lot of time together, mainly helping him get over our relationship.
He feels lonely if I exclude him from my plans. That makes me feel so bad – I cancel all my engagements and we just end up together. I'm really in a fix about what to do. Help! Martha (22), Kolkata.
The time after giving birth is supposed to be a happy and joyful one. But the fact is, for many mothers, it's not.
They suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), also known as postnatal depression. As many as 1 in 4 new mums get PPD. It can even make it hard for them to look after their babies. So know the warning signs: read this week's top five facts.
“Wearing v-necks made me feel sexy,” says Tara. “It was the only feel-good factor that helped me to survive in that small, dusty town in Odisha where I had come to live and work.”
But her necklines were enough to cause outrage among the locals. “I felt constantly judged,” she says. What to do? Cover up and dodge the sneers, or stand up for her identity?
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