Awanthi Vardaraj

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An Open Letter To India’s Doctors

Dear healers, You ask rather a lot of us. You want us to trust you with our bodies, our minds, and our lives so that you may heal us. We do. We offer you that trust willingly because we want […]

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A new blog name – and a rant!

The crossroads are no longer uncertain. Isn’t it amazing what nine months will do? I have direction, purpose, a destination, and a dream. I’ll talk more about that in future posts but my most pressing problem was my blog name. […]

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A Kiss in the Moonlight

My friends will all tell you that there’s one thing that’s absolutely predictable about me: I’m a sucker for romance. Anything that lets me know my boyfriend has been thinking about me fills me with wonderful happiness. I’m rather easy […]

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‘First World Problems’

I have a number of friends who use that phrase, fairly often, and it never ceases to make me roll my eyes. When the concept of the three different worlds originated, the Cold War was at its height. The first […]

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The Welfare State

It’s been a time of deep uncertainty for much of the world. People are struggling to make ends meet, the job market is still an uncertain beast, and everywhere belts are tightened as everyone tries to ride out this section […]

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My Pinterest Obsession

  So, all my friends and loved ones know that I’m currently on a bit of a Pinterest kick. I fell in love with Pinterest the moment I saw it; your own personal cork board, so to speak, where you […]

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Anti-Twitter? Not me!

  I _love_ quirky things! So I was enormously delighted when my friend sent me this link to this creative and quirky start up that has quirk written all over it. Sadly, not everyone in the world shares my enthusiasm […]

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Project Prevention – Don’t Play God (You’re Only Human)

Have any of you heard about Project Prevention? For those of you who aren’t in the know, it’s a campaign that pays addicted women drug money in exchange for their getting sterilised. It’s being funded by the far right, and […]

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What happened to common sense?

It seems to be a week of rants for me. I was chatting to my friend a while back and discussing her plans for the day (which included baking for her husband and children) when she suddenly informed me that […]

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Name Your Source!

It’s time, dear readers, for you to read about one of my pet peeves. I was meandering around Facebook today when a certain eco-friendly eco-education eco-resource page that I ‘like’ happened to post this picture with the caption: Communities protesting […]

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