Perspectives and analysis from our experts on mental wellness, therapy, counselling, psychological challenges and treatments, and much more.


Union Budget 2022: A Welcome Spotlight on Mental Health

Until recently, mental health in India has been ignored at best, stigmatised and misunderstood at worst. As we enter the third year of life with Covid-19, […]

Bear Your Burdens Lightly

Kiran starts every morning with aches and pains, grumbling about the chores she must do that day. Today was different: she woke up energetic and excited […]

I Can’t Go Wrong: The Perils of Perfectionism

My peaceful Sunday morning is interrupted by the telephone. It’s the clinic, and they have an urgent case: a suicidal woman who needs immediate support. The […]

ATypical Depression: Hiding Sorrow Behind a Smile

There’s a lot of cultural and social pressure to appear cheerful. We’re constantly told to be positive; to look on the bright side; that we’re not […]

Love Hurts, But It Doesn’t Have To

Life is a learning experience for us. Every new day brings new lessons. We fall, we stand up, we laugh, we cry, we experience many emotions […]

Are You Overthinking? Escaping the Trap of an Overactive Mind

Think before you act. Look before you leap. Better safe than sorry. These proverbs have been around so long because they speak truth: thinking is good. […]

Online Counselling

Online Counselling for Medical Interns and Junior Residents working with COVID patients or currently in quarantine A lot of young doctors are working shoulder to shoulder […]

What new year resolutions are NOT about

“It’s a new year, it’s a new me” is a phrase that’s quite popular in January. Listening to all the hype around new year resolutions – […]

When your Boss Plays Favourites

Kiran has been  thinking of looking for another job for the past few months. He feels uncomfortable at his workplace. His boss is not appreciative of […]

Are you feeling SAD this winter?

I tried to smoke away my feelings of lethargy and disinterest. There was no one around as I watched the surroundings from the balcony of my […]

Love Beyond Expectations

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but […]

Understanding Addictive Pleasure and Depression

Gone are the days where watching something hot was a steal and a thrill. With the advent of internet, watching pornography is no different than having […]

MANaging your House

A husband is always considered to be the man of the house and the breadwinner while the while wife is expected to do the house chores […]

Romantic Love and its Attachments

Like spoken in the earlier article, our attachment patterns can say a lot about us and about our relationship, and in this article,I  will discuss this […]

Creating a Healthy Job Environment

High pressure is expensive: to the organisations and to the working members alike. A research study by American Psychological Association estimated that more than $500 billion […]

Let It Go

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you have been carrying until you feel the weight of its release” Anonymous. She sat there thinking of […]

The Addicts of Love

This was my third session with him and we had come a long way from understanding what he was doing. His goal was to become happier […]

The Perfect Bond

Down the busy road on a cool summer evening, Joanne and Peter were taking a stroll in the park. The birds announced their retreat as they […]

Expert Interview with Dr. Amita Puri- The Difference between Dating and being Married

India is going through a transitional phase where socialism is moving towards individualism. This in turn has affected the values attached to family, relationships and marriage. […]

“Here’s what we can learn from ‘Pride and Prejudice’”

It is not new to have been in situations where you are trying to convey something to your partner and put across what you really feel […]

How a rebound relationship helped me discover myself

Just like a lot of other people who are in relationships or who were in relationships, I too thought that I was in one where I […]

Friendship beyond gender: different perspectives

“I am confused. I do not know what to do,” she said. Rahila is caught up in a relationship where she does not know if it […]

Men in Abusive Relationships- In conversation with Rohini Rajeev

This is part two of our interview with Rohini. Click here to read the first part. How trapped are men about speaking up due to social stigma […]

In conversation with Rohini Rajeev on Abuse in Relationships

The basis of every healthy romantic relationship is love, kindness, mutual respect, acceptance, friendship, ease in communication, trust, dependability, security and healthy intimacy. And to this […]

Is your relationship being evaluated by the “shares” and “likes” on social media?

A few years ago, human connections were about spending more time together in person. With the advent of social media, there has been a tremendous difference […]

A Letter to My Best Friend

Dear Best Friend, I want to thank you for being an amazing friend to me. You are one of the most important people in my life. […]

Loving my Depressed Friend

She took a deep breath and said, “I want you to be with me, whatever I am, however I want to be. I am tired of […]

Parenting an Anxious Child

Seven-year old Nidhi’s parents helplessly looked on as she felt breathless and restless and began pacing vigorously. From their experience they knew that no amount of […]

Have you evaluated the pattern in your relationship?

Humans are made up of patterns. Patterns that can shift, change and improve. These patterns can be harmful if these patterns are unhealthy, especially in a […]

Living with an Anxious Partner

Anxiety is fast becoming a key cause of reduced functioning affecting work, personal and social life. Various studies have noted that anxiety is the most commonly […]