Mourning loss

by MITA MISTRY I WRITE these words with a heavy heart as we mourn the loss of those who lost their fight against Covid-19 or other illnesses. These are not normal times and there is huge suffering around us. Every single day, we learn of someone losing their life, like the brave key workers, innocent […]

Strictly confidential Covid-19 confessions

PEOPLE REVEAL HIDDEN SECRETS FROM SELF-ISOLATION by ASJAD NAZIR LIFE may have come to a standstill for most people during lockdown, but plenty has been happening behind closed doors and some of it has been quite surprising. As lockdown slowly comes to an end, Eastern Eye provided a safe space for people to confidentially make […]

Men’s mental health

by MITA MISTRY “WE can never judge the lives of others because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation,” Paulo Coelho. I’ve been writing about mental health issues in the South Asian community for some time now and I cannot stress the importance of it enough, especially in light of the tragic loss […]

How yoga can lower the lockdown stress

BHAVISHA PANKHANIA ON USING THE ANCIENT INDIAN PRACTICE TO HEAL by PRIYA MULJI MAINTAINING mental and physical health has been important during lockdown. The cross-generational exercise that has been helping people of all ages during self-isolation is yoga. Many have taken online yoga classes, while others have followed tutorials on video sharing sites or read up […]

How to cope with fertility treatment

FOOD WRITER SEETAL SAVLA DISCUSSES HER EMOTIONAL IVF JOURNEY by MITA MISTRY THE Covid-19 lockdown is having a detrimental effect on lives globally, but for many couples trying for a child it is a devastating time because fertility treatments have been indefinitely postponed and some feel they are running out of time. As each day […]

A matter of choice

by PRIYA MULJI IN LIFE you have to make decisions every single day. When there is an important crossroads, a key moment or a crisis, the choices we make become even more important. The current Covid-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown is one of those moments in life where decisions take on an added importance. At […]

Sweet dreams: How to tackle snoring

A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM AND CURING IT by MITA MISTRY A GOOD night’s sleep is essential to healthy living and especially for those in lockdown, but it’s not always easy if there is someone who snores in the household. With around 50 per cent of people snoring at some point in their lives, […]

Confronting the scourge of forced marriage

by Jaswant Narwal WHEN I was eight years old, the local shopkeeper’s daughter – who was around 13 – went ‘on holiday’ and didn’t return for two years. She came back as a wife. This memory has never left me. Stories like this are too common even in our free and democratic society and in […]

Top NHS Doctor urges parents to be alert as children could experience anxiety, distress during lockdown

NHS England’s top doctor has urged parents to be alert to signs as children could experience anxiety, distress or low mood when they return to school after months away. Britain partially reopened schools on Monday (1). Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan, associate national clinical director for children and young people’s mental health of NHS England has pointed […]

Top K-Beauty picks

by Raakhi Tanvi IN MY previous column, I discussed the rise of K-Beauty and interviewed beauty entrepreneur Jin Kwon, a leading expert on the popular trend. My must have product in the range is Huxley, Keep Calm Healing Mask. This mask is so soothing and nourishing, especially if my skin is stressed or dull. It […]