Rats, cobras, and the education system. Would you have ever imagined these three words together in the same statement? Probably not!

Back in the early 1900s when the French ruled Hanoi in Vietnam, there were sanitation issues in the region. …

Mental health support is paramount to succeeding in today's world

A lot of people often have the following questions about mental health:

  • “Is mental health a serious issue?”
  • “Should we really be worried about it?”
  • “My parents don’t think it’s a big deal & they never bothered. Should I?”

The short answer is YES. We should care, and so should…

Mental health is a key facet of our lives and critical to being successful

“Our mental health seriously affects our physical health. So there should be no stigma around mental health, none at all.” — Michelle Obama

Very simply, mental health refers to our mental well-being. It is a combination of our physical, emotional, behavioural, and social states. …

Sex education is the key to protect ourselves online and offline

Below are some common questions/statements by young adults relating to sex education.

  • “When I first got my periods, I had no clue what was happening!”
  • “If I kiss my boyfriend/girlfriend will I get pregnant? We didn’t remove our clothes. We only touched from outside.”
  • “What is the connection between penetrative…
Sex Education Sex STD Family Planning Penis Vagina
A small subset of all the terms relevant to Sex Education

Do these words above make you uncomfortable? A little? A lot?

Each of these words and most discussions around them, make most of us feel uncomfortable. But should they? Sex is a natural and basic human need. …

internship concept. Chart with keywords and icons that say goals, skills, personal development, opportunity, mentor, and training

The idea of apprenticeship and internship isn’t a new one. Apprenticeships have existed since the middle ages, and internships at least for the last century or so. Both of these are great ways of getting inducted into a chosen field by getting hands-on experience. …

Have you noticed how your creativity takes a beating when you’re stressed out? Suddenly the ideas stop. The wonderful flow we were enjoying, pauses. Stress truly, is the enemy of creativity.

At this juncture of human history, creativity is an extremely valuable asset. The Future of Work requires us to…

Self-acceptance

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
Marilyn Monroe

Do we accept every version of ourselves? The perfect and the flawed ones?

The truth is, self-acceptance doesn’t always come naturally. A lot of us face trouble accepting our true and entire selves. …

Macro photo of tooth wheel mechanism with JOB SEARCH, GOAL, SKILL, CAREER, INTERVIEW and QUALIFICATION concept words

Job hunting is not a one-sided process in which only the companies accept you. You need to accept the company as well! Doing your job research is a crucial step towards making informed decisions and presenting the best version of yourself.

When searching for jobs, it is not only prudent…

Diversity Hands Searching Job Search Opportunity Concept
  • Do you feel lost with how to begin with your job search effort?
  • Have you been searching for a while and had no luck with online job ads and other typical routes?
  • Are people telling you to update your resume and ensure it is ATS (Applicant Tracking Software) compliant so…

Arnold Mascarenhas

Lokyatha is an education focused initiative to enable young adults to live better, more fruitful lives by delivering real world life skills.

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