Relationships, Happiness, Living the Life You Want

Amrita Tripathi interviews psychotherapist, radio host and the author of HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS: At Home, Work and Play (Fingerprint Rs 250), Lucy Beresford.  1) You host a Sex and Relationships show on radio… Can you tell us some of the common themes/ questions that come up? The most common themes tend to be (from men) erectile […]

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Healing Room: Part 2

Amrita Tripathi speaks to family therapist Reena Nath in a wide-ranging conversation about her work, the changes in the mental health scenario for urban India over the past 30 years, and her book HEALING ROOM, as well as very personal life-changing events. This conversation has been edited slightly for length. Read Part One of our interview here Q: […]

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Healing Room: In Conversation With Reena Nath

Amrita Tripathi speaks to noted family therapist Reena Nath about her work, the changes in the mental health scenario for urban India, and her book HEALING ROOM, as well as very personal life-changing events from her own journey. This conversation has been edited slightly for length.  PART I Q: The positive feel that comes from […]

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Interviewing Reshma Valliappan, Author of Fallen, Standing

By Amrita Tripathi Do check out an interview with the multi-talented author of Fallen, Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist, Reshma Valliappan. You can read an excerpt of her book here. Highly recommend the book (in case that’s in doubt!)   1) You write very powerfully about your experiences, your life pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis… very personally about […]

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Suicide in India: Do We Need a New Approach to Prevention?

By Amrita Tripathi India has finally moved to de-criminalise suicide — can we hope that this is a step towards understanding the nature of the issue? With treatment and prevention options long seen through a prism of “Western” best practices, is there a need to take a closer look at some of the factors that […]

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Depression

Your Stories: D is for Depression

By Amrita Tripathi Shubhrata Prakash, author of The D Word, speaks to us about her journey battling depression. She is equally honest about what keeps her going, as she is about the challenges that remain — because let’s not kid ourselves, there is no magical short cut to happily ever after. Healing takes work. Her […]

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