I wholeheartedly believe that crying is cathartic. There is no shame in weep your heart out, even if you are above 30 and grappling with the alien concept called "adulting". And men, shed tears whenever you feel like, throwing toxic masculinity which propagates "Men don't cry" to the wind. If you're a gender non-conformist/transgender, I'm … Continue reading 18 excellent things to do after crying *it* out
Disclaimer: I'm not a trained mental health expert. So don't shoot me if it doesn't work for you. How about a 'minimal' wedding? For Indians (I'm generalizing here)- marriage has always been a raucous affair. Though I'm noticing an inclination in next generation (especially in Bengali community) for a low-key wedding , the older … Continue reading An idiot’s guide to ‘getting hitched’ through depression
Recently, I came upon a term "Aboulomania". Aboulomania might sound eerie at first but in other words, this is indecisiveness that is both pathological, extreme and can easily be termed as a mental disorder. Now as far as I can rewind my life in retrospect--- I had always been indecisive. Not "Should I go for … Continue reading Is indecisiveness a disorder? (and the ways to tackle it)
These days, I'm more into short reviews of books (might be the after-effect of lingering too much on Goodreads). To cut the long story short, here are two mini and quirky reviews of two books I finished off recently. Book: The Haunting of Hill House Author : Shirley Jackson Genre(s): Horror, Gothic, Classic, … Continue reading 2 Mini Book Reviews (not super-mini but I tried!)
This is a rant post about the apathy our society nurtures, towards depression and other mental conditions In no way, I have an authority on this grave topic but I have first-hand experience that if it remains untreated, depression can wreak havoc in your normal functioning life. I have just started my journey of healing-one … Continue reading We need to talk about mental health. A lot.
This is a list of 3 romantic classics that are opposite to the core of Valentine's Day.
"Do you know who he is?", asked my septuagenarian father to our neighbor’s convent-schooled 5-year old daughter, showing her the photo of Swami Vivekananda. "I don’t know and I don’t care", she retorted nonchalantly while exiting the door, leaving my father agape and furious. Later that night he lamented to us, ‘’Children these days don’t … Continue reading The rant of an Indian Xennial