Musings of a locked down Research Scholar

With everyone talking about mental health these days, I thought I would pen down my experience on the subject. Being a PhD research scholar, I have had my fair share of these demons. I have been a good student throughout my life and was accepted to an elite engineering school as a PhD candidate. My…

Depression is Real

Yes, depression is real. Being sad is not the same as being in depression. Sadness is natural and unique to each individual. Both sadness and depression may overlap, but they differ in many ways. Depression is more than just sadness. It is a common, but serious mood disorder. A lack of interest, sleeplessness or excessive…

Wake Up, Life is Calling

What if your mind is your greatest enemy? What if you were living your worst nightmare? How would you cope? Ankita has fought a mental disorder, been through hell, and survived two suicide attempts. Now in Bombay, surrounded by her loving and supportive parents, everything seems idyllic. She is not on medication. She is in…

Suicide notes

We often read well-known suicide notes of iconic figures, and tear up a little then go on with our day…but have you ever teared up and started thinking deeper? Thinking of all the possible reasons that were behind this icon’s decision? Thinking of how a person who looks so complete, from your point of view,…