Wheelchair Cricket: Go Team India!

By Sukanya Sharma It is double the celebration — India just won the Asia Cup, just over a week after Team India won the Wheelchair Cricket Asia cup. Here are excerpts of an interview with the coach of the team, Squadron Leader Abhai Pratap Singh (retd) and one of the players, Sunil Rao. “It’s very […]

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Your Stories: Living with Panic Attacks, Anxiety and Depression

By Anonymous Life events in my early twenties triggered the first onslaught of panic attacks and anxiety. And no, anxiety and panic attacks are not just (an) over reaction to nervousness. They can be severely debilitating, capturing your mind and body in their iron strongholds, until you start to feel your body and mind being […]

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Motherhood: The Roller Coaster Ride

By Vanita Singh Fernandes Here’s an exercise. Imagine a few changes in your life (in a matter of months). Imagine your body about ten kilos heavier (and on a heady cocktail of hormones). Your skin coarse, covered with marks, bumps and some skin tags. Imagine your bladder having a mind of its own. And being […]

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Alzheimer’s: The Need for Compassion, Care

By Kamna Chhibber In my work as a therapist I come across people who struggle with caring for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  The changes in life expectancy having altered the age to which human beings live has also created a dent in the issues that individuals face when they reach the later […]

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Depression

Exit Signs: Understanding Abusive Relationships

By Dr Samir Parikh While every relationship inevitably has its ups and downs, the experience of being a victim of abuse by one’s partner is very traumatic and painful. The consequences of being in such a relationship are equally devastating, if not more, than a physically abusive relationship, with the additional factor of the subtle nature […]

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Suicide Prevention Day: Let’s Talk, Connect

By Manisha Chachra “I want to jump of a cliff,” I messaged my friend when I got off at Tilak Nagar, my home station. He kept talking to me till I reached home and comforted me by simply listening to me. I realised what I was experiencing didn’t happen in a day, it has bottled up […]

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Suicide Prevention Day: Creating the Space to Seek Help

By Kamna Chhibber Speaking, talking and sharing are not always given space in society. Often we shy away from discussing difficult issues. We find it a challenge to share our true thoughts and feelings. Many feel that what goes on within them may not be acceptable to others around them and in society at large. […]

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Rainbow Pride

Center the Margins: Understanding Queer-Affirmative Therapy

By Scherezade Siobhan I was woken up this morning by a message from a young therapy client today and the text read as follows– “Hi, just thought I’d share that my dad sent me a bouquet of roses and a card that says “Freedom”. He was on whatsapp with me through the time the verdict was […]

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Parenting in Urban India: A Quick Take

By Sukanya Sharma “Yeh freelancing kya hota hai, beta?” …As I try to explain my work profile to my parents. I’ve been repeating this for about 3 years now, almost. And every time, I have to come up with ‘acceptable’ definitions. “Yeh toh bhaut struggle ka kaam lagta hai”, says my father.   (Editor’s Note: […]

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In Plain Fright – Understanding Therapy for Phobias

By Scherezade Siobhan Awaiting the elevator to hit the ground floor, from the corner of my eye I am watching the Swiggy delivery guy sign into the visitor’s entry register and secretly praying that he speeds up so he can get into the elevator with me. No, this is not some warped fantasy or fetish, […]

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