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Rosalyn Dmello

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How to back protesters meaningfully

How to back protesters meaningfully

Standing up for a cause takes a heavy economic and emotional toll on champions of justice. One wonderful thing a sympathiser can do is to show up and contribute their bodies to a sit-in

01 March,2024 06:53 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
Of disinheritance and transformation

Of disinheritance and transformation

Choosing to abandon problematic personality traits and parenting techniques we imbibe from our forebears can help break the cycle of intergenerationally dispersed trauma and even reduce anxiety

23 February,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
How the kitchen fosters resilience

How the kitchen fosters resilience

We tend to forget how crucial cooking can be towards nursing our sense of agency and looking after our bodies, which are worthy of care and attunement. Even washing up afterwards can spark joy

16 February,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
What it means to give oneself time

What it means to give oneself time

For me, this practice includes befriending failure, acknowledging the presence of frequent bouts of loneliness and embracing the fact that making a home in a foreign land is a long-term process

09 February,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
Uncomfortably numb in a cruel world

Uncomfortably numb in a cruel world

While war rages on and the bodies of innocents pile up, we keep ourselves occupied as pausing would compel us to acknowledge the scale of our grief and the extent of our loss in terms of our humanity

02 February,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
What it takes to be a feminist mum

What it takes to be a feminist mum

Answering the calling of motherhood means having to live in the trenches constantly, doing messy, unpaid, revolutionary work

26 January,2024 04:01 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
The privilege of being your columnist

The privilege of being your columnist

I cannot express what it means to have fragments of my existence on record in this space and you, dear reader, witness my life through this ongoing crucial, loving pact between the two of us

19 January,2024 04:39 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
Arriving at a new beginning

Arriving at a new beginning

Seeing how I always chose to place faith in myself in trying times, I have zero regrets about how things have come to pass for me. Now, I’m in a place where I don’t feel the need to prove myself to anyone

12 January,2024 04:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
The constant Mumbaikar

The constant Mumbaikar

On returning to the city after four years, I’m happy to know I still belong. When I am here, something kicks in, enabling me to easily slip into gear; I know how to conduct myself and how to talk to whom

05 January,2024 04:35 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello
Learning to rest on my laurels

Learning to rest on my laurels

With the best year of my working life drawing to a close, I feel humbled by the rewarding work that is behind me. As I wait to see what 2024 has in store, I’m taking the time to feel proud of myself

29 December,2023 06:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Rosalyn D'mello

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