True inspiration

my scars are not ugly they mean I’m alive

Image : Beth Whaanga & Nadia Mascot
Image : Beth Whaanga & Nadia Mascot

Inspirational is a word thrown across very lightly. Very rarely do you come across something that is truly inspiring.

This is the story of Beth Whaanga. Who dared to do something that an increasingly puritanical society may find distressing or inappropriate. Like the people who flagged this album as inappropriate.

Beth has published a photo set of herself, unclothed, showing how her breast cancer treatments have affected her body. With a hope of inspiring us to think about people and how cancer may affect anyone. Do share the album.

Under the red dress by Beth Whangaa and Nadia Post


I went for a visit to my old neighbourhood in Delhi today. I had to run some chores and also needed to pick up a couple of things from my old home. We moved from the house a year or so ago to Gurgaon, a city next to Delhi, which forms part of the National Capital Region. We moved for reasons of necessity and practicality, and we had balanced rational vs the emotional when we moved. And yet when you do return, its hard not to remember all that has happened in those years.

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