• Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Your voice: The secret affair with chocolate cake

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By Sunita Pattani. I’LL NEVER forget the response from the darkened cinema room that day. There was a laugh, not the open, loud, from-bottom-of-the-belly type laugh; but the gentle rippling type, consisting of a mixture of genuine humour from some, as well as an uneasy nervousness from others. The movie was Dil Dhadakne Do and the scene was the one where Shefali Shah, a middle- aged, upper-class housewife is seen stuffing a large amount of cake into her mouth as she struggles with uncomfortable emotions and issues with body-image. The audience response that day highlighted how misunderstood this topic really is. Having suffered with and recovered from chronic binge-eating disorder coupled…

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