Understanding Dementia

A common complaint from the elderly is forgetfulness — whether it’s something they’ve misplaced, or a thing they’ve forgotten. Usually no one bothers to take it seriously, putting the ‘condition’ if we can call it that, down to old age. So when do you need to be concerned? Well, awareness is key. It’s often only […]

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Love, Understanding, and a Boyfriend with Bipolar Disorder

By NN*  I fell in love when I was 19. A seemingly innocuous statement that could have underlined the life of any person in the last year of their teens. But when I write love, I mean it was really love. The kind that matures over years of being together, tethered by a shared life and the […]

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Mrs C Remembers: An Excerpt

Featuring an excerpt of the wonderful book Mrs C Remembers, where author Himanjali Sankar explores unique family dynamics, the mother-daughter relationship and the condition of dementia (and coming to terms with a loved one getting the diagnosis), with a profound touch.  Also Read: Our interview with Himanjali Sankar  Ma no longer asks if I am tired when […]

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Ten Things to Know About Domestic Violence

By Ratna Golaknath “I would leave if my husband/ partner ever hit me, cheated on me or treated me like dirt”. How often have you thought that in the past or even in the present? All of us have an internal moral standard on abuse and dignity and we instinctively want to protect ourselves. Yet, […]

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Your Stories: Surviving as a Care-Giver

Editor’s Note: We appreciate your courage, dear contributors, and are the first to say you *must take care of yourselves first. We imagine this as a safe space for conversation and feel that sometimes there is something — dare we say — liberating, even validating? In putting the words out there for others to hear. […]

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