Every sprout is a promise to the seed Every invention is a tribute to the need Every intention welcomes a new deed Every incarnation is the birth of a creed When everything new bids farewell to old Each new day hands me memories to hold Every literature gives me thoughts to mold Every tragedy leaves me bewildered and cold Now that I know each chilly … Continue reading A Ray Of Hope For The Tired Soul
A very old poem I wrote when I was suffering from clinical depression and couldn’t see any hope ahead. They say life is not a bed of roses You say everyone goes through one But tell me, dear, for once Do you know what it is really like? To witness life as a car crash Hear everything you held close Breaking like glass, … Continue reading Death
They say everyone has a demon to fight, I have met mine. It sits between my heart and throat, I fear if it wakes up, It won’t let me move. I fear, either it would pierce my heart open or project my inner darkness on the world. Sometimes I fight, often I lose; I sit silently for hours until it goes. I threaten I would … Continue reading The Demon Inside Me
Can love exist without respect? This is a question that I always find myself pondering upon. I come from a place where love was found in abundance. Whether it’s my own family, my friend circle, or neighborhood, there was no dearth of well-wishers. I never had to face any discrimination based on my gender or so I thought. For a long time, I thought gender … Continue reading Why I think Indian women are the most vulnerable to mental health issues?
How the survival skills I learned trying to combat depression is helping me survive lockdown Continue reading Mental Health during Lockdown: Lessons I learned from my tryst with depression
(Source: http://bzfd.it/2h6hLR3) Dear Society, Writing open letters is in fashion it seems, so I am doing my bit. I want to … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Society by an Ex Feminist
This would be a long article but I promise I won’t bore you with redundant information. Before I make my point, here’s two bitter sweet stories of loneliness and how talking to random strangers helped. Two Stories The first story dates back to 2010. I was a fresh graduate, severely hit by recession, trying to find a job. I was a good student with decent … Continue reading Loneliness & Mental Health: Talk to Strangers. It’s Therapeutic!
Hey you there! Just hold on. I feel you. I really do. I was there too- on the terrace edge, holding a sharp knife, staring at sleeping pills, thinking of fast moving trucks. It was such a relief to realize that all the pain and suffering would get over but guess what, I would not have been there to witness it. This is a very … Continue reading Yes, I’ve Been There Too: My Message To Those Dealing With Thoughts Of Suicide
As a fashion student turned content marketer, there is one thing that attracts me like a magnet- Latest trends. In my humble opinion, there is no click-bait as potent as this one. The urge to validate that you are following the crowd and not left behind is not typical of a business only. This is human nature. During one of the group therapy sessions, I … Continue reading Perfection is overrated
This morning is beautiful. It’s sub 20 degrees Celsius, a common scene in Bangalore. Sitting on a comfortable bean bag, I have wrapped myself in a cozy blanket with only right hand hanging out to lift my cup brimming with super hot ginger tea. I can smell the rain and fill the chill whenever any part of my skin is accidentally exposed. Such a blessing … Continue reading Memories of depression