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Mental Illness: Not Much Understood, Poorly Portrayed

New Delhi: “Darkness was her only companion at that time.” 

Talking about mental health, Ashok Taliyan, a resident from Gurgaon explains her daughter’s situation when she suffered from-acute depression and anxiety. He said she couldn’t sleep and just remain confined to her room.“At the initial stage, we didn’t realize that there was a problem but after we consulted a psychiatrist, we understood the issue, decided to address it and did not feel ashamed about our daughter’s illness and nobody should be,” says Taliyan.

Any sign of deviating from the expected and usual, emotionally and behaviorally, is viewed with a sense of horror. For Indians, Mental Illness is still a taboo and we prefer not to talk about it. But one will be appalled to know that at least 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders.

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Facts About August You MUST Know

New Delhi: Did you ever wonder why was August a month with odd numbers of days despite following another month, July, with odd number of days.And did you ever know why thismonth is called August.
 
Even though our modern system may be quite different from the ancient Romans, they gave us something very important: the months' names. Every month has its significance with its name. 
 
Let’s find about the month August.  Here is the interesting historical fact about it.August is the 8th month of the year and has 31 days but this was not the case initially.
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Mauritania: Country Where Fat Is Beautiful

New Delhi: Every child loves going to a summer camp. You tend to meet new friends, take part in fun activities, play, dance, sing. In Mauritania a country in western Africa, has a similar kind of culture of sending the child to a summer camp. But this camp is not at all like a normal summer camp. Here only girls are sent that too not to have fun or to enjoy but rather getting fat and just fat. Yes you heard it right. 

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World Heritage Site: The Priceless and Irreplaceable Possessions of Every Nation

New Delhi: A total of 36 places in India are recognised as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, with the latest addition being the city of Ahmedabad. It has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The historic city of Gujarat, said to be founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, was accorded the UNESCO honour, the first Indian city to get the status. The 600-year-old city Ahmedabad has now joined the ranks of Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome and Edinburgh and put India on the world heritage city map.

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Shravan: Festival For Those With Sweet Tooth

Shravan is the most auspicious month as per the Indian calendar. It’s special for Lord Shiva’s worship, particularly on Mondays. However, the month has different cycles for North and South India. This year, the maas (month) started on July 10 in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar and will start on July 24 in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is the fifth month of the solar year and is also known as ‘Avani’ in the Tamil scriptures. As per Vedic astrology when Sun enters the zodiac Leo, Shravan sets in.