Stay Paw-sitive!

The best part about being quarantined? Hundreds of cuddles. Thousands of slobbery kisses. Infinite number of ‘Fetch’ games. In short, lots of precious time you can spend with your fur-babies. Seriously, let me tell you something; whether you’re irritated about working from home or not, I can guarantee that your furry friends are ecstatic. Because... Continue Reading →

Thoughts during COVID Quarantine

  When I think about talking to people about what I am feeling, one thought stops me from going through with it - "What will they think of me?" Will they think I am weird? Will it affect my relationship with them? I’ve realized the short answer to all those questions: yes, they will be... Continue Reading →

International Day of Happiness

It is an odd time to celebrate the ‘International Day of Happiness’. Coronavirus, global warming, social and political issues, to name a few reasons why. The future seems bleak and preaching hope sounds distant and impractical. So, should we just skip celebrating this time then? Happiness feels like a fantasy in today’s world. While happiness... Continue Reading →

Dear Songbird

Trigger warning: Mentions of depression, rape and related issues.    ‘Songbird, why dost thou bear a broken wing?’ Sarojini Naidu. Wait, I know her! Naidu...Naidu...Yes! That freedom fighter, right? The one who went on Gandhi’s Dandi march with him? There’s even a very famous photo of them marching ahead to freedom. Freedom...Independence...Such abstract concepts! As... Continue Reading →

Battle with my body

“I want to be more fit, maybe a little taller'' blurts my friend as he looks at a larger than life poster of a model on the side of the highway. Earlier in the day at a restaurant, he orders a salad for lunch and leaves the croutons untouched. He casually says he’s not hungry.... Continue Reading →

Threads of a Noose

TRIGGER WARNING: Talks about teen suicide If a picture speaks a thousand words, Then, a million spoke the one I held. Through shattered glass in battered frame, Crystal to me, to others misspelled. ‘Mom!’, you say in exasperation, For the hundredth time I compelled.   —————————————   Perhaps, I was too hard, suffocating, Like all... Continue Reading →

The Aftermath

Life after depression is a silent revolution that takes place within a person. It is so pleasing to watch a life ahead of the darkness, you'll enjoy the good days, learn from the bad ones. Be a part of important occasions, being available for sharing, being physically and mentally present, looking forward to the future... Continue Reading →

The Quest for the Silver Bullet

“Depression resembles a vampire”. The statement sliced through the cacophony of noises clouding my consciousness and conquered my attention. Like a beagle who had just got a sniff of a bone, my eyes lit up and darted across the room towards my best friend of many years, imploring her to explain what she meant by... Continue Reading →

The Longing to Belong

There are some days when I don't see the point in anything I do.    Some days where I still feel the tired drag of my bones and the slow yet constant thump of my heart and I know that it's going to be “one of those days”. And that's alright. I've learnt how to... Continue Reading →

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