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Posts published in January 2018

Saarang Spotlight Interviews: Aahana Kumra

Meenakshi Kumar sits down for a chat with rising star Aahana Kumra, of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame. Q: One conversation around your film Lipstick…

Saarang Spotlight Interviews: Abeer Hoque

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer, poet, photographer and editor. She has travelled extensively on a shoestring budget and has documented her…

Sub-Standard Deviation

Anamika writes under a pen-name about her experience as a person whose gender and sexuality does not fall into normative binaries. Inspired by an earlier…

Mental Health in IIT Madras, Article 4: Anonymous Op-Ed

If you’re a person with mental illness reading this, whether an IITian or a non-IITian, fret not because this can be dealt with and you are not alone. Remember, I cleared the toughest examination on this planet even without knowing I had the illness. So stay strong and keep moving forward. If you are an outsider wanting to know about the situation in this institution, just look at the situation of mental health awareness at your own place before sending out judgements about the IITs. And If you are a student/parent/professional -- inside or outside IIT-- who knows someone dealing with mental illnesses, please be patient enough to lend your kindness and support to him/her.