Anger Management: Tips to Deal

Ask the Experts Sukanya Sharma

By Sukanya Sharma This is part two of an interview with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Hozefa A Bhinderwala.  Read Part One: Anger and Us  What are tips to have an emotionally healthy relationship with ourselves?   The most important thing is to accept that you are a human being and have limitations Chasing perfection and always trying to do […]

Anger and Us: Are You Over-Worked, Stressed and Lashing Out?

Ask the Experts Sukanya Sharma

By Sukanya Sharma It probably is no surprise to any of us, that most adult Indians suffer from stress. Last year, a survey by Cigna TTK Health Insurance, as reported by Economic Times, revealed that about 89% of the population suffers from stress, and 75% of the respondents do not feel comfortable talking to a […]

Girl at Table; Depression; Health Collective

Choose Your Words Wisely: On Melancholy and Sadness

Articles Your Stories

By Jayshree M. Tripathi Have you noticed the apparent stealth with which certain words are doing the rounds on Social Media platforms, in a flippant way? How some persons talk about counselling in belittling tones or alternatively, in nonchalant tones, saying that it is like going to the gym? We need to pause and consider […]

Sukoon: A Counselling Model for Family Courts across India?

Articles Reporter's Diary

By Sukanya Sharma “Itni shakti hume dena data man ka vishwas kamzor ho na hum chalen nek raste pe hamse bhoolkar bhi koi bhool ho na…”   (Give us so much strength, O Lord, that the faith in our hearts never wavers. may we walk the path of goodness and we don’t make a mistake […]

Unravel is Improv around Mental Health

Unravel: Improv That Shows Us How to Listen

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By Aqseer Sodhi Dear Kaivalya Plays, Congratulations on a fine, heartful attempt at showing us what improv theatre can do for our mental health. The matinee show of Unravel that I attended was about two hours long, with one hour of improv games from behind the fourth wall, and 45 minutes of performance to us, […]

Unravel is Improv around Mental Health

UNRAVEL: IMPROV AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

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UNRAVEL Unravel, directed by Varoon Anand, explores issues related to mental health and wellness, such as anxiety and depression, through improv. Using physical games, improv exercises, vignettes and site-specific performances, the play endeavours to address stigmas around mental illness, as well as create safe spaces for the performers and audience alike to acknowledge and (potentially) articulate […]

Talking about Art, Poetry and the importance of Self Care

PAINT ME A CANVAS: ON ART, POETRY AND SELF-CARE

Articles Mental Health

By Sukanya Sharma Adwaita Das, Meghna Prakash, and Shyama VS are young artists who openly talk about mental health through their art, poetry and illustrations. Adwaita Das is an author, film-maker and artist; Shyama is a designer who worked on a project called the A to Z of Mental Health, and Meghna Prakash is a poet. […]

Your Stories: Surviving and Dealing with PCOS

Articles Vandita Morarka

By Vandita Morarka I learned retrospectively that I have had Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) since right after tenth grade, though it took doctors several years to adequately diagnose it. It’s surprising that for an illness that is increasingly common, there still isn’t enough awareness. PCOS is a common hormonal problem amongst young women worldwide, affecting […]