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Do we have mercy towards mercy killing?
Do we have mercy towards mercy killing?

If you have watched the movie Guzaarish, I am sure you would have sympathised with the protagonist for the pain that he suffers. You feel for him when he is denied his right to die a quick and painless death. Note, that I said sympathise and not empathise. Because honestly, can we really feel the pain of a person who is suffering from something that has no cure? Could we withstand that pain? I guess we never really bothered thinking from their stance. We never really tried to step into their shoes. If that is indeed true, what right do we have to pass judgment on a person’s wish to die?...

Body. Shame. Body Shaming : Problem of all the sexes
Body. Shame. Body Shaming : Problem of all the sexes

We have, at least I have, for the longest time given the world power over me. Only that can explain the deeply embossed cultural constructs and paradigm of perfection, in our well-educated intellects. When did terms like "fat", "skinny", "thin", "lean", "stout", "bulky", "lanky", "broad", "curvy", etcetera, that described body types turn into means of mockery and judgment? How did adjectives become terms that can devastate someone? When did being skinny or fat—the most common body shaming terms—become bloody body shaming terms?...