Drugs, Sex, Stress: Why Kota may be a bad place for your child

Self-harm, substance abuse, bullying, sexual experimentation and the possibility of pregnancy, sleep-related issues, loneliness, weight loss, acidity and anxiety are common among students in Kota, the coaching class capital of Rajasthan famous for offering preparatory courses to IIT hopefuls, a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has said. The report, submitted recently to the Kota district administration which had commissioned a study to find out reasons for student suicides, has a crucial suggestion for parents who aspire to send their children there: “Do an initial recce, if possible,…

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Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility cases

The ongoing conflict in Kashmir has not only taken a heavy toll on human lives, but is said to be the major reason for the increasing cases of infertility. Late marriages, drug abuse are also cited as the other reasons. According to medicos working in various hospitals, the numbers of infertility cases have increased at a very high pace. “We register three cases of infertility on daily basis, which means 90 cases in a month and 1,080 cases in a year,” said a doctor at JVC Bemina. Similarly at valley’s…

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