About the author

Yishi Chakrabarty

As a journalist in Ireland, Yishi primarily writes about women's issues and mental health. Her work includes political analyses and social commentary. Originally from India, she has an academic background in History and Journalism.


Ozone Layer’s healing process: Is sunscreen necessary anymore?

By Yishi Chakrabarty / January 14, 2021

We are experiencing the coldest month of the year currently. Is it really relevant to talk about sunscreen at the moment?  Experts say yes – it is even more critical to discuss wearing sunscreen during the winter months. That is because of the relative lack of public awareness surrounding the damage the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) […]


Cheat sheet for chic winter fashion

By Yishi Chakrabarty / January 7, 2021

Wintertime can give you a hard time in so many different ways. Popular media advertises winter fashion as incredibly classy and satisfying, and at times, as even better than summer fashion (mostly for the benefit of dynastic fashion houses). However, for a lot of us, the process of putting together outfits for the cold weather […]


In conversation with Irish indie band Late Night Pharmacy

By Yishi Chakrabarty / January 2, 2021

“I was driving through Rathgar one evening and saw a sign that said ‘Late Night Pharmacy’, and I liked the sound of it. It kind of sounds almost like a euphemism for a dealer, the guy you buy ‘medicine’ from when it’s late at night.” That was guitarist Fionn Murray talking about the influence behind […]


How to tackle morning depression

By Yishi Chakrabarty / December 22, 2020

Trigger warning: Some aspects of the content may be triggering. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Samaritans at 116 123 or Pieta at 1800 247 247. Morning depression is not simply the failure to fine-tune one’s circadian rhythm, or the experience of crippling brain fog upon waking up, or the inability […]


Jewellery as a statement of power

By Yishi Chakrabarty / November 28, 2020

A cultural artefact common to almost all known civilisations in the world, the provenance and purpose behind jewellery design is as varied and colourful as the craft itself. The industry has evolved through the epochs of history and culture to cater to a traditionally female-dominated clientele. For this reason, it is often regarded as a […]


How the Black Hole information paradox was resolved

By Yishi Chakrabarty / November 21, 2020

Things that a Black Hole sucks in, need not be lost forever – the latest calculations show that Black Holes do preserve information of matter within its bulk and that such information does get to escape its gravitational pull   I have always been way more intrigued about the peculiar mysteries surrounding Natural Science than […]


US election 2020: the stakes that were for Ireland and the world

By Yishi Chakrabarty / November 10, 2020

It was only last week when it felt like we were as far away as we could be from the declaration of an exhaustingly unconventional US presidential election. It had been a unique situational amalgam where the edge over the other candidate had been teetering so delicately on a razor-thin edge, that victory felt dangerously […]


Chasing the elusive — how to get a good night’s sleep

By Yishi Chakrabarty / October 19, 2020

Sleep has become elusive to a lot of us over the last decade or two. According to Ireland’s ‘Biggest-ever sleep survey’ carried out by The Natural Sleep Company, a whopping 66% of respondents who, even after getting the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep every night, rate their sleep quality as average or poor. While experts […]