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Your Stories: How the Urdu Ghazal became ‘Therapy’ for Me

By Ilina Acharya Part of my healing and recovery process, which in my case is managing my anxiety and learning coping skills, is finding new forms of therapy for myself. This is not an alternative to clinical therapy; by ‘therapy’ here, I mean self-care. Clinical Therapy is also a form of self-care and a safe […]

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Affirmations: I See Myself With Love

By Adwaita Das     I see with love. I see myself with love. I choose to see with love. I choose to see myself with love. I See With Love About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong […]

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Your Stories: How to Navigate Relationships and Love With Depression

By Shubhrata Prakash Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to use a cheesy line, well, “Love is in the air”! However, love is not always romantic love. Love defines so many relationships in our lives. Love for our parents, love for our children, love for our siblings and the extended family. Love for […]

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Once Upon a Time: The Keys to Romance

By Tanya Vasunia It is through our relationships that we evolve and thrive as human beings. The last ten years have seen considerable changes in the inter-personal relationship landscape, with the boom of  telecommunication services and internet connectivity. As such, the role of relationships in our lives has transformed to suit the 21st century. But some […]

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Relationships 101: What We Need to Know

What is the deal with relationships? How do we heal emotionally or even process conflicts or misunderstandings in a relationship? How do they even work in this day and age? Sukanya Sharma asked Clinical Psychologist Pragya Lodha for some insight. Here’s what we gleaned. Talk, Write, Communicate: Communication and trust are the most essential in […]

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Love and Us: A Generation of Scaredy Cats

By Sukanya Sharma Has anyone seen this show called “Love” on Netflix? The premise is pretty much what the title suggests —  the show is about a couple trying to find love…emphasis on “trying”. I checked out the IMDB description, which reads, “A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations […]

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

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- जैसे इसे अगर हम सामाजिक तरीके से, समझदारी […]

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Breaking up and Moving On: A Psychologist’s Perspective

By Varkha Chulani 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 view our breakups with a different lens – stoically, sensibly, realistically and even philosophically. Because our attitudes towards the termination of our relationship will go a long way in […]

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