Currently a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, I have experience writing for various publications both online and in print. You can find links to some of my writings here.
Blurring the boundaries between the personal and the political, between fact and fiction, and between love and madness, this is one of the University of Delhi's first conscious attempts at cross-genre fiction: stories of the students, by the students, and for the students.
Side Effects of Living presents the words and verses of survivors, writers, poets and artists, who are struggling with a mental condition or have watched their loved ones suffer. Through first-person life experiences and moving poetry, they attempt to destigmatise mental health issues, as they describe what happens when the mind gives in? or gives up.
Therapy is almost as challenging as it is rewarding. Read the good and the bad of therapy, where I talk about my experience.
Books have been the best thing to have happened to me in a year that was otherwise so difficult to get through. Now that I find myself in the warm embrace of an open book, I know that irrespective of how bad it gets, I will have a company that is patient, kind and non-judgemental. I could not be more grateful for this.
I wasn’t really sure what I was signing up for when I first started psychotherapy last year. All I knew was that my days had been clouded with thoughts of suicide and constant anxiety attacks and that I needed desperate and immediate help. Now, more than a year into it, I am glad for all the help I got and continue to get.
Along with everything that living with a mental health condition brings with it, it also often leaves you in a double bind: because you have been so convinced and socialised to believe that you just can’t do certain things due to your health, you often find yourself holding all those things in front of you and challenging yourself to do them.
The Pixel Project Selection 2017: 16 Notable Anti-VAW Activists and Organisations You Should Follow on Twitter
In a hyperconnected world that is increasingly dominated by virtual communities and online news, social media has become a major influencer on and driver of how we understand activism and politics in this day and age. This has been made possible by organisations and individual activists taking to social media to expand on their anti-Violence Against Women (anti-VAW) work, putting it to work for the cause in different ways.
Consent is not too difficult to understand if you understand that everybody has a different relationship with their body. No matter what kind of a relationship you think somebody has with their body, it’s still very personal. It’s thus only legit to be able to respect each other’s bodily autonomy and not just mindlessly go on impinging on them.
If the unforgiving Delhi summers are being hard on you, fret not! Here’s a list of destinations you can drive off to for a quick and relaxing weekend getaway because they are located at a distance of 300 km and below from Delhi.
Almost allergic to any kind of sexism and misogyny, Radhika Vaz is a stand-up comedian, fearlessly taking down all that restricts a woman’s life (mostly, urban) one hilarious act a time. She regularly performs, nationally and internationally.
Movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara refreshingly provide you with a readymade dose of elements that constitute our life and make it liveable. It makes sure that the moment it finishes; it fills you up with all sorts of emotions from a weird feeling in your stomach, to a little tear of joy crawling down your eyes.