Depression: Let’s Talk

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Let’s break the taboo around depression and raise awareness about mental health issues. Although many are reluctant to talk about it, the reluctance is born from social stigma and the fear of being judged. Talking is the first step.

A different kind of Indian wedding

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So many brides in India get married in a system that still follows the appalling practice of dowry. After the ‘kanyadaan’, there is a ‘vidai/bidai’ ceremony where the bride leaves behind her maternal home to take the husband’s home as her own. But there is no ritual where the groom does the same. The bride’s family also supports the wedding expenses.

Though times are changing now, but I was recently quite surprised to find out that these are fairly common practices in both rural and urban India.

I don’t think either bride or groom should be subject to any of these processes, but it’s amusing to think of a role reversal.

Happy Holi!

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Every year, I’m fascinated by the riot of colours that spring brings. As Holi celebrates harvest, colour, and the beginning of this beautiful season, let’s leave behind some long-lasting colour for the world to enjoy!

Happy New Year!

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2016’s been a pretty bad year overall, and it’s a big relief to say goodbye to it once and for all! Let’s welcome 2017 with a resolve to do our bit in making this big bad world a more peaceful place.

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Why we do what we do

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“Do what you love doing,” they all say. But you need a certain kind of madness to stick with it. There are days when you ask yourself, why on earth are you taking the pains to write that blog post nobody’s going to read? Why are you writing a song that nobody might listen to? Why create yet another comic or piece or art when there are already thousands out there that are much better than yours?
 
Still.. you go on and on. It’s almost like a trap.
 
It’s when you let go of the need for the answers to your questions, that doing what you love doing becomes a way of life 🙂
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