Dance your way to better health – physically and mentally

Sucheta Das Mohapatra Very few people were left unaffected by the second wave of COVID-19. Dance and other arts forms came as a saviour for those who went through terrible lows during that time. Dancing lets me feel free! Years of being a doctor had made me stoic and well-versed with hiding emotions. Odissi brought […]

Accepting the world as it is, makes things easier’

Prachi Raturi Misra He wasn’t a difficult sight to come by. A gentle hello and exchange of pleasantries later, he would continue doing what he visibly enjoyed doing. Walking slowly, enjoying the wild flowers and butterflies, soaking the sounds of the lives on the trees. Growing up in Mussoorie, Ruskin Bond, we locals knew, liked […]

Finance and mental health

Veena Singh Krishnan Human beings are the only species with rational thinking and decision-making powers. We can also be self-centred to only benefit our self more than others, more so, when we are insecure or going through negative life events or threats. Since we are humans, emotions are a part of our existence. These emotions […]

Dealing with COVID induced grief and loss

Samindara Sawant Growing up, we had only heard stories of apocalypse. The COVID-19 pandemic gave us an actual taste of it. None of us ever thought we would, in our lifetime, experience a pandemic of this proportion. A disaster that would bring the world to a standstill, and make humanity fall on its knees. Yet, […]

Mental health’s struggle to finally gain visibility and acceptance

The pandemic brought with it enough anguish and suffering that was hard to dismiss. People had no choice but to finally accept and acknowledge that mental health is an important issue that needs immediate attention. Namrata Gupta The last two and a half years have been unsettling, disturbing and nerve-wracking for us all. Globally, the […]

Spinning words during lockdown

How my pen emerged mightier than….well, Fawad Khan Mimmy Jain There wasn’t enough Fawad Khan to go around. Around the pandemic, that is. And that was the problem. I scoured Netflix, Amazon, YouTube. Even some seriously questionable streaming sites. But no more Fawad than I’d already consumed. How else do you survive a lockdown that […]