Top 3 questions to answer on Valentine’s Day

Why is Valentine’s Day a special day for love?
Valentine’s Day is actually named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. Valentine is said to have married a lot of Roman Christian soldiers who were prohibited from doing so. He is known for also curing a blind girl while locked in prison. Before his execution, he left her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine’. He was executed on February 14, year 270.
Over the centuries, Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in most countries, with different cultures adding their own traditional flavours to this festival.
In some parts of the world Valentine’s Day is observed as a day for expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. However, this day is most commonly associated with romantic love, with many sending Valentine’s Day cards to their lovers.

Why do some people fear love?

  • Fear of the unknown
    Anything new could be scary, especially if that involves starting to know another person and being in love. Change can be scary. The uncertainty of the hundreds of things running through one’s mind can be scary. All this may make one very skeptical and lead to fear of falling in love.
  • New love reminds us of past hurts
    It is natural for one to feel scared of being hurt in a new relationship. Old memories and experiences which are buried under one’s skin can creep up in moments if triggered by a similar experience.
  • Challenging old self-identity
    Many people feel they are ‘unlovable’ and will repel another person. The ‘critical inner voice’ overpowers the usual optimist self. This voice could tell us we’re worthless and undeserving of any love.

What’s the best part about Valentine’s Day?

  • It’s aaaall about love!
    And we could all use some more love! With all the hatred and jealousy that creeps in in our lives from time to time, the best thing that could happen to you is L.O.V.E. And hey! Love could be with or towards anything you want! You could have your own version of love and go out and celebrate!
  • Who doesn’t like chocolates now?
    This is the time to relish different types of chocolate which come out specially for V-Day! Why would you say ‘no’ to chocolate?
  • PDA is never too much today
    Today is not the day to be shy! Everywhere you go, you’re going to find couples deeply in love trying to tell the world they love each other! If you’re not the kind who likes PDA because ehhh…awkward, then today’s YOUR day to come out of your closet (and we could mean this in every way, sshhh!)

There is no calm in this chaos

2020 did start with a bang. A bang of pellets and bullets, missiles and fire.
In light of recent events, most of which are political, I will not deny that the world, and not just the country feels a little too chaotic. More and more effort to manage the confusion is only leading to further disorder. The innumerable lives that have been lost in the country and worldwide are sickening.

The CAA/NRC news uprooted the entire nation. The public believed CAA shed light on our government’s trajectory and ulterior motives. As people were trying to come to terms with this news, attacks in the JNU campus became more ugly, hurting and destroying more in the process.
On another end of the world, half a billion animals have fallen prey to the merciless fire that broke out in Australia last September.
But the icing on the cake has definitely been the enmity that has broken out between Iran and the USA as they enter into an unprecedented war zone.
All this might lead us to think if our leaders were always working towards selfish, singular agendas. After all, we don’t know what goes on behind the four walls of their ruling office spaces. Do we even wish to know if this is the outcome we see? Do you feel helpless about living in a country which goes against its own ideologies, its own people, its very own constitution?

The first week of 2020 has seen topics related to such heartrending news in abundance, with people trying to understand what others think and feel about the situation. Questions have come flooding in, doubting the government and authenticity of everyone on the news, which have been met with equal if not more, amount of retaliation. 2020 did start with a bang. A bang of pellets and bullets, missiles and fire. Only hope lives on each person’s heart, a hope for a better and peaceful future where man does not turn against man to lead to mass destruction.


New Year 2020!

2019 witnessed significant change and growth for Leher and it was all possible because of YOU!

Leher began with a simple idea of bringing people together to connect, educate and inspire! With creators publishing content on diverse and ground-breaking topics, we became the space for people to share their experiences and knowledge with others.

At Leher, 2019 saw the coming together of various new aspects. Starting the year with the Leher Dark Mode, we transitioned into upgrading our features such as direct messaging, video reactions, video replies, Ask Me Anything etc.

To make the last few days of 2019 even more special, we created a special collection “Best of Leher 2019” just for you.

We hope this new year allows you to take the risks you couldn’t take in 2019!
And to gain some more perspective and learning, you can always count on Leher.

Happy New Year 🙂