Ashrita Achar

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Why Do We Choose Western Fitness Diets Over Desi Dal Subzi?

<b>By Rujuta Diwekar</b><p>IN EVERYONE'S LIFE there's always one person who has tried his hand at all kinds of businesses and failed. But the math of failure …

Nutrition

10 Things Not to Say to a Married Woman Who Didn't Change Her Name

Salt-N-Peppa wrote a song about this and it's called "None of Your Business." (At least, I think that's what that song is about.)<p><b>1. What do I even call you?</b>This is seriously something I was asked last week. Call me by my first and last name, like you've been doing literally for years. If that's …

10 Things You'll Hear If You Keep Your Name

Over the past six months, I've played 20 questions more than I've wanted to about my lack of martial name change. These are the top 10 things married women, who kept their maiden name, are sick of hearing. I'm sharing these with you to start a discussion on how we see people and how we can build …

Why I'm Not Changing My Last Name for Marriage

Some of the most common questions I was asked as a newlywed were, "Does it feel any different to be married?" "Have you got used to calling him 'husband' yet?" and, of course, "So are you taking his last name?" When I answered in the negative (for all three questions, actually), the latter query …

Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why

<b>A child not wanting to hug someone because that person hurt them is – I hope – still a less-than-likely occurrence. But the fact remains that</b> …

Why the Men's Rights Movement Is Garbage

I need to take a moment here to talk about the Men's Rights Movement, because there seems to be some confusion. Actually, there seems to be a whole …

8 Gendered Relationship Tropes To Stop Romanticizing

"We've taught girls to romanticize nearly everything a boy does," observes a recent post describing the many problematic gender stereotypes we …

5 Things Women Are Tired Of Men Explaining To Them, Because We Can Disagree Without Being "Confused"

Though "mansplaining" may sound like just a silly term for a when a man explains something, it's a distinct phenomenon, as anyone who's been on the …

11 of the Most Culturally Appropriated South Asian Accessories – And What They Really Mean

26.5K Shares<p><i>Originally published on Wear Your Voice Magazine and republished here with their permission.</i><p>Countries across Asia and beyond are mired in …

7 Things You Might Not Think Are Fat Shaming That Definitely Are

This past week, it's seemed impossible to click on anything or browse any social media platform without running into a reaction to comedian Nicole …

What's Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm

The record industry found success with popular white stars who molded a mainstream look and sound after Black artists their racist white audiences …