With a population of 1.2 billion, and only 43 mental hospitals, India is struggling to control it’s seemingly endless mental health crisis.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India has surpassed the rest of the world as the nation with the largest number of annual suicides — reaching over 135,000.What’s interesting enough, is the fact that the majority of those deaths are of young women who fell victim to an untreated mental illness.What has the Indian government done to bring this massive number down?...more
India is a diverse country and the people of India communicate that in their use of color. What seems to be a multitude of colors chaotically assembled together, ends up being a design that is harmonious and beautiful. From heritage, arts and local lifestyle, these 11 mood boards inspired by India are a great ethnic reference for design projects. ...more
Ever since I started my food blog called, "Cooking With Shobana" in March, 2013, I have been using the Blogger platform. Many discussions take place about the merits and de-merits of this in comparison with others like Wordpress, but I am quite content with Blogger and I would like to explain why....more
Cross-posted from UN Women
A UN Trust Fund-supported project to reduce workplace sexual harassment is training thousands of workers in 24 factories in India and Bangladesh, through peer-to-peer education.
There was wide spread joy in India yesterday as the largest democracy in the world celebrated 67 years of Independence. August 15 was the 68th Independence Day and as always our Prime Minister spoke from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi. Built in 1648, this historic monument was at one time the royal residence of the Mughal Emperors of India. The Indian tricolour flew for the first time here in 1947 when India got freedom from the British Raj. ...more
I was always keen on cooking. On learning new recipes, and of trying out different types of cuisine. After all, I had been cooking as a homemaker for some 35 years. My husband, Prem Rao, a writer himself and an avid blogger, pushed me into blogging....more
I am a South Indian born and raised in Bangalore, India. I have lived in Bangalore for 24 years of my life – completed my education and worked in an IT firm. In 2009, after my wedding, I moved to the US. When we were in India, we used to hear all the good stories as well as bad stories about the US. Unfortunately, some of these are misconceptions....more