Since 1992, October 10 has come to be observed and celebrated as World Mental Health Day. It is primarily a day to educate, raise awareness, and eradicate stigma, although we need to do much more. Although the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 was approved just a few months ago to rousing applause, most of the country’s … Continue reading Every Day Is World Mental Health Day
First Vow My mind was an area of conflict In an entire decade of marriage All he offered me was a land – Mud-cracked, parched; Full of wild weeds with life-splitting thorns Everything I did was a question With open ended arguments Conclusion-less thesis It broke me a bit Second Vow The noise grew in … Continue reading The Seven Vows
I have been thinking of starting a blog for some time, where ‘some’ is actually a lot in real-time, like three years, maybe. ‘Thinking’ being the operative word in the preceding sentence, just add a tiny prefix before it: ‘over’. So I have been over-thinking about starting a blog, and then having cold hands (yes, … Continue reading Horton Hears a Who!
I claim what should not be claimed, I claim darkness to see the fireflies and the stars, I claim the serpents to love them more than the hatred they get from others, I claim a mortal to live with sacrifice and hope, I claim the winter to see the dead tries rising up with more … Continue reading What I Look For? by Kabir Deb