afraid of sex education?
debate on making sex education mandatory in schools continues.
Those against it see red at the mere mention of words like condom
and arousal, while those in favour of it assert the instruction is
essential to combat the risk of AIDS and sexually transmitted
diseases. Vibha Sharma looks at the
stops in the way of sex education and the new module on the
subject in the offing
a society where the
word "sex" brings an embarrassed smile on most faces
along with an urge to look away, the government’s and educators
recent efforts to bring some forbidden words out of the closet in
the form of a brand-new adolescent education programme has led to
a debate on pros and cons of sex education in Indian schools.
MODEL EXPERIENCE: As part of sex education, schoolgirls view exhibits in Antarang, the country’s first sex museum in Mumbai.
— Photo by Reuters
step with rhythm
Panta meets dance therapist Tripura Kashyap, who says dance can
works wonders, especially for the differently abled
you know that dance is an
ideal way to keep fit? It is a complete body workout which can burn more
calories than walking, swimming or riding a bicycle besides correcting
the posture. So if you want to shake your blues away and lose a few
kilos then check into a dance class.
Wood pens his life
rock star Ronnie Wood is
following in the footsteps of his band mates Sir Mick Jagger and Keith
Richards by penning his autobiography. The Rolling Stones bassist is all
set to spill out the secrets of 30 years with the band in Ronnie
Wood: The Autobiography.
of falling in love
in Britain have warned that
failing in love triggers a range of physical reactions in the body that
can seriously damage health. The ups and downs of romance cause a range
of physical reactions like dilation of eyes, sweating of palms and
increase in heart rate. It also leads to high secretion of the hormone
adrenaline and that harms the body, researchers said. Martin Cowie, a
professor at Imperial College in London, said that stress-related
illnesses at work arose from near-identical physical phenomena, reported
the online edition of Daily Mail.