The title might suggest that I am going to talk about the peer pressure we face these days to consume drugs, alcohol, or smoke. No, I am not going to be the ‘Mukesh’ of Indian advertisement, at least not today. So, if not this, one might think I’m going to talk about the peer pressure to binge-watch certain popular TV shows and films. Let me tell you, I advocate this kind of peer pressure because there are high chances that you might end up watching a masterpiece, a show that’s therapeutic for you. Well, I am going to talk about the peer pressure to probably overachieve, restart your life, start from scratch and reach zenith from zero.   Let’s say you aren’t having a terrible day and things are going just fine but one Instagram post completely changes your mood. It can be your school friends who weren’t really book smart or street smart posting their pictures of studying abroad, traveling, or living their life to the fullest and suddenly you start feeling less happy about the lif


GENDER AND PERIODS A couple of years back, the author of the famous Harry Potter series had faced massive backlash when she tweeted showing her confusion about why people who menstruate aren’t just called “Women” ? This is what her tweet read - “ ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”   A similar event had unfolded in Texas, the USA nearly 9 months back from today where the representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the term “menstruating person’s body “referring to the bodies of all the females out there”, for which, she was heavily criticized.    Not just these two, but for sure there must be a large number of people who find it hard to differentiate between a woman and a menstruator even in 2022. Although you expect more awareness from public figures like these two persons, there is still a huge lack of awareness regarding this topic. So let’s educate ourselves.    Not all women menst