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Faith, Reason and the Mindset of a Follower

August 30, 2017


‘Faith is what I die for, dogma is what I kill for’ is the saying. And we saw much of that unfolding in the aftermath of the verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. All faith is dogma. And faith is nothing but belief unfounded on facts. Epistemology, a branch …

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Ask the Experts: A Case for Emotionality

July 25, 2017

By Varkha Chulani

In the recent past I have seen too many clients getting into trouble due to self-control! Yes, sounds a bit odd, because mankind’s main problem seems quite contrarian. Decadence and intemperance being the bane for many, with self-indulgence and instant gratification playing a si…

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Ask the Experts: How to Cope with Break-ups, Divorce (Hindi)

July 21, 2017

Psychologist Varkha Chulani writes on The Health Collective

ब्रेकअप और आगे की राह: एक मनोवैज्ञानिक का नजरिया

ऐसा कहा जाता है कि मृत्यु के बाद दूसरा सबसे बड़ा तनाव का कारण अलग होना या तलाक होता है। मगर ऐसा ही हो ये जरूरी नहीं है यदि हम ब्रेकअप को अलग नजरिए से देख सकते हैं- जै…

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Breaking up and Moving On: A Psychologist's Perspective

June 18, 2017


It is said that the second most common stressor after death is separation and/or divorce. But it needn’t be so if we can…

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Ask the Experts: Is Pseudoscience Setting You Back?

March 25, 2017


Science is the ability to deal with facts, rather than what someone says about people, situations or things. Yes I know this is a rather simplistic way of defining science but from a perspective of emotional wellness, it by and large suffices. And pray why do I wish to talk about science when …

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Ask the Experts: Is Therapy for Everyone?

February 23, 2017

By Varkha Chulani

First of all let's break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy.

First of all let's break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy. 

I'd love to illustrate this with an example of a gymnasium. If you notice, a gym is often made up of people who ar…

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Racing to the Brink: Mental Health and You

January 9, 2017

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Ask The Experts: Understanding Anxiety Disorders

August 16, 2016

By Varkha Chulani 


All anxiety is unhealthy. 

When you are concerned about how you are going to do in an exam, at work, with people, etc you are in the ‘healthy’ or as lay people would say ‘normal’ range. For example, most of us get butterflies in our stomach before making a presenta…

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