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Happy Teachers’ Day, RA

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The 5th of September was Teachers’ Day in India. This is considered Teachers’ Week. Typically, when I would think of instructors, I would only think of school. And this I think is the case with most people. Even the Google homepage doodle this year was books and pencils. This time though, my thoughts were a bit different. Instead of my first teachers, my thoughts were on my …

#Guest Post: Not Just Nudity: 4 Indian Artists and Their Scintillating Takes on Erotica

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Human sexuality is rife with mystique. It’s not a box, as some may want to believe, but a sphere with endless dimensions and angles. So, obviously, there are countless ways in which people interpret and express desire, both the act and the thought. Eons worth of poetry, prose and art have been dedicated to the subject of sensuality. Over the years, erotic art has gained popularity and …

AntzDoodles #17: Drawing Hope

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Ever so often, I get asked if my doodles are a way of expressing my anger towards RA. The answer is NO. I have a disease of the joints: read swollen fingers, locked wrists, and aching elbows. If anger was driving me, I would just rant to my friends. Instead, I chose to do  something that causes me more discomfort. The motivation to pick up …

AntzDoodlesForPyjamaPeople: #10, A rant

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Hi, I’m Antima. And I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Yes, I am way too young to have it. And I know that your mother in law/grandmom/uncle/neighbour’s cat has it. It does not help me feel any younger or healthier hearing that. And thank you for your concern. I appreciate it, truly. But trust me I have tried all the treatments you can think of, and a …

#AntzDoodlesforPyjamaPeople #7: I should be so Lauki!

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 I should be so Lauki! The Wonder Veggie By Antima Nahar The biggest factor in the story of my war against RA while using only alternative therapies was a 360-degree lifestyle change. And the hardest part of that was changing my diet. In one phase, my treatment involved a full body detox, which I used to think of as a day or week of no alcohol. …